Cecelia Dublin is the owner and incorporator of Just for U Custom Funeral Program, Inc., based in Raleigh, NC. Inspired by the disappointing funeral program of her father and the encouragement from her family, Founder Cecelia Dublin, started a business. In 2002, she registered Just For U Designer Programs with the state and received a business license. It was not until November 2011 that actual operations began after facing her fears of being an entrepreneur. A funeral home familiar with her design skills asked her to publish their programs. Later, another funeral home owner offered his program business. In November 2016 she changed the name to Just For U Custom Funeral Programs and became incorporated.
“When my father passed away in 1992, his program was produced from a typewriter. It was not an attractive program that told a story about his life in a graphical format. Times have changed and graphic artists can help design a more vivid picture of a person’s life.”
Our strategy here at Just For U Custom Funeral Programs is to listen, consult with the funeral director, officiants, and family, then use our talents to meet our clients’ needs. We believe in making celebrations of life memorable. With artistic skills, technological acumen, and compassionate funeral home experience clients are receiving great custom programs. Dublin joyfully proclaims, “Only God could have made this happen!”
Cecelia Dublin graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati, Ohio in June 1984. After a year-long apprenticeship and passing the state board, she received her Funeral Service License in 1985. Her motto is to “Love God first, love others, and then herself.” Her confidence comes from knowing who God is and that He has plans for her.
Cecelia is married to Michael L. Dublin, Sr. since 1985. They have a blended family of six sons and daughters. He encouraged her to use her skills to become an entrepreneur until and she made it happened. She is so grateful for his persistence, which helped to make her dream come true. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
To provide memorable, creative and informative keepsakes that will be pleasing enough to review over-and-over again.
Our Core Values
Dependable – worthy of trust; reliable
Diplomatic – skilled in dealing with sensitive matters
Compassionate – deep sympathy accompanied by desire to alleviate suffering
Collaborative – works well with others; teamwork
Optimistic – expecting the most favorable outcome