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The Best Way to Serve
Your People in Times of Loss...
a Lasting Tribute

United Memorial


The Perfect Expression of Sympathy

Serving the Needs of Bereaved Families since 1958!

Ben Parrish - Former President & Founder
Ben Parrish - Former President & Founder - 1932-2004

Ben Parrish sang the national anthems at many union conventions over a span of five decades!
Tom Williams - Former Salesman 1933-2006

Our former president and founder, Ben Parrish, achieved unsurpassed success in the bereavement tribute market. Beginning in 1958, Ben began the relationships throughout North America that amount to thousands of devoted United Memorial customers. Ben forged our strong commitment to:

  • superior customer service.
  • superior quality products.
  • an unswerving loyalty to provide the only union-made memorial operation.

These are the enduring principles that led him to form United Memorial. Thousands in the labor movement remember Ben both at convention exhibits and also as the vocalist who often performed the national anthem to open conventions.

Another face many of you will remember from conventions is Tom Williams. Before joining United Memorial in 1986, Tom was an employee of the Chrysler Corporation in Indiana for 30 years. While there, he served as Financial Secretary of his local union, UAW 685 in Kokomo, Indiana, for three consecutive terms. Joining United Memorial, Tom was a dedicated employee with our company for 19 years.

Carol Williams, Tom’s wife, has also worked with United Memorial for many years. She is a proud member of UFCW 1995 and serves as our union steward. Carol is our union market manager and takes great pride in the customer service provided by our team. She arrives at work very early, each day, in order to be available to take orders, answer questions and just visit over the phone with the hundreds of customers that she cares for. In this age of voice prompts, messaging and recorded instructions, Carol does business the old fashioned way, one on one, with our union accounts.

Our Mission

...to assist you in providing a timely, permanent, and tasteful tribute to a member of your organization by presenting to the bereaved family the solace and comfort of God's Word, or a keepsake bereavement book for anyone of any faith, all in a specially prepared keepsake package with unique and beautiful remembrance features.

...to extend this important program across North America by providing our customers a high level of consistently prompt and reliable service that will merit their continuing trust and patronage.

Our Logo

United Memorial Logo

The Dove is the universal symbol of peace and love - a symbol of the Holy Spirit for many - providing comfort, consolation, and hope.

The Rays of Morning Sunlight signify renewal and hope as we trust in God's promises of a new dawn, without sorrow
or pain.


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Tom Williams - Former Salesman
Carol Williams - Union Market Manager


Completely Union Made
Only United Memorial Plays by All the Rules!

As the leading Memorial Bible supplier in the union market since 1958, you can rest assured we are a 100 percent fully-unionized company - the ONLY ONE in this business with ALL its employees under a current union contract, and ALL its products bearing an official and legitimate union label. NO ONE ELSE CAN SAY THIS!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

All our books and keepsake chests are manufactured to extremely high quality control standards. We use only the finest union-made materials and quality craftsmanship.

Also, we are happy to unconditionally guarantee all our products for one full year.



The #1 and Largest Producer of Memorial Bibles for Labor Unions • Call toll-free 1-800-827-8232