Funerals & memorial services

Funeral Officiant Celebrant Minister Raleigh Durham Cary non-denominational

Celebrating Life with Compassion and Care

The passing of a loved one often requires ceremony preparations while navigating deep and powerful emotions. Ed understands the stress this can create for family and friends and strives to serve during this time of need.


Look no further for a professional and compassionate celebrant who can help you in this difficult time.


Ed performs both religious and non-religious ceremonies, customizing the service to your unique needs.


He has worked with many of the funeral homes in the Triangle and can officiate funerals in churches, memorials at funeral homes or creative celebrations of life in backyards or other locations.


Ed uses input from family and friends to craft a service that is meaningful for attendees and that celebrates the life of the departed loved one.


"Reverend Sansbury was very helpful to my family as we planned a memorial service for our father.  Upon meeting Ed, we knew that we had made the right choice. Ed spent time with immediate family members and even more distant relatives in an effort to get to know our father.  Due to his efforts, he was able to write a eulogy that was meaningful and hopeful for all who attended the service.  He went above and beyond in helping us to choose scripture passages and music selections.  I am so thankful that we found Ed, because he helped transform a painful time for my family into a special time of remembrance." - Tina

Ed is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, with more than two decades of officiating experience. You can count on Ed's calm and caring demeanor to honor your loved one's memory. Ed is a minister and funeral officiant serving the Triangle and surrounding area--including Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill.