David Arthur Collins
January 22, 2000 –
February 24, 2022
"Excellent customer service, they made you feel like you were their only customer. Very helpful and explained what we should expect during the process. They basically took care of our needs during this time. They contacted DFW National Cemetery for us which made it a smooth experience. Definitely will use them again."
"I was amazed how professional the team at Aria Funeral Preston Dallas Texas are. They guided me through the process and my options of their services that they offered for my mother. They are compassionate, caring, calm, good listener, efficient and did an excellent job! Thank you!"
"If I could give 6 stars I would. Aria made a difficult easier to deal with by basically taking care of everything in an efficient but very empathetic manner. I can speak highly enough of Dusty Martin, who helped us with all of the planning and logistics. He was incredibly understanding and helpful."
"Nothing prepares you for the grief you go through when losing a child. I called this funeral home at 2:00 am broken and could barely talk. The amount of compassion and empathy they showed me immediately let me know I found the right place to cremate my son. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, SINCERE concern, and commitment to making sure my son was honored in the most respectful way. I hope this Funeral home values her as much as my family and I do."
"Wayne and Staff, thank you for taking care of the arrangements for our mom, Exter McGee and our dad, Philip McGee. You have been great to work with during such a difficult time."
"On behalf of my family, I wanted you to know how much we appreciate your handling of my husband's final arrangements. Wayne Baxter assisted & guided us through the entire process with such care & compassion. Don't know what we would have done without him! Sincerely, Colleen Elledge"
"I can’t say enough about how helpful and professional Dusty Martin, the funeral director at the Aria Cremation location on NW Highway has been. From my initial call, he was kind and informative. My friend died at home while on hospice and she was picked up in about an hour after receiving the call from the hospice nurse. The person who arrived to pick her up was also very professional/respectful and allowed us to take as much time with her as we wished. When I met with Dusty the next day about arrangements, he explained the process and options available without being pushy or trying to “sell” extras. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and, for example, was careful to be certain I understood the cost of the obituary I wanted and offered some options for reducing that cost if I wished. When I stopped by for another reason and started talking about some of the problems I was having with the pictures and media I hoped to use at a memorial lunch I was planning, he not only listened patiently but offered technology advice and let me use his personal media player. I have had experience arranging cremations for four others using two other local companies, and this experience with Dusty at Aria has been by far the best one I have had."
"My Daddy’s service and our family experience at Aria Northwest Highway was truly blessed. Funeral Director Dustin Martin is the kind of person that you would like to see on a more regular basis – but in his industry – you hope to not see him that often. That being said – THANK YOU DUSTIN for your unending kindness, compassion and friendship through the process. Meeting you and discussing Dallas History, Find A Grave and my Dad’s lifelong contributions to the great City of Dallas was simply wonderful! In memory of my dad James A. Dodd, Sr. – I want to personally thank you and let you know that you made everything better in that moment. Your calling to “Be There” is spot on. Aria has a one in a million guy in you! Bling Blinky of TEXAS Shout Out: God Bless You!!"
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My daughter Ava loved having him come to her 3rd grade class at Good Shepherd. She said he was such a sweet and funny young man and that all of the kids just loved him. She was so sad to hear about what happened.
We are so sorry for your loss and much love to the family during this time.
Dee Dee…you know how much I loved sweet David. My heart is still hurting over the thought of him not being here anymore. Prayers for you and the whole family!
Dear DeeDee and Kelly, no words can express the sadness I feel for your loss. please know that I am holding you in my heart and prayers…
Dee Dee, all of the Goolsby family is broken hearted for you, Alan, and family. You know how special you are to us. I will be praying that God provide for all of you in His miraculous ways during the weeks, months, years of grief and loss until you see your sweet son again in Heaven! I am watching the live stream! Love you dear friend!
I am so sorry for your loss, but that seems insufficient to how your heart must ache!
I will keep you all in my prayers. No words are right, but know your community is here for you at this heartbreaking time.
Dear Dee Dee and Alan – so very sorry to hear about David. I remember him so well as a youngster in our Richardson neighborhood. Know that I will keep him and your whole family in prayer.
Dear Alan and Dee Dee, words cannot say how sorry I am for you and your family. I’m so happy you have such good friends and family to lean on at this time. I wish I could have been there for you but I have health problems that keep me close to home. I will keep you in my prayers today and always. Michael and Roger
Dee Dee, Alan, and family,
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of David. We are lifting up
your family in prayer and asking for comfort and peace for you all.
Anne & Richard Arneson and family
DeeDee, Alan, and family – I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful, brilliant, and precious David. My heart breaks from feeling no words can possibly comfort you during this, but I am here for you all. My heart and prayers are with each of you.