Services

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Funeral Services

Sometimes the thought of planning a funeral seems too difficult for those who’ve suffered a loss. We’re here to help lighten your burden and remind you of the true value a ceremony can hold for you and your family.

 

The Healing Power of Memorial Services


Coping with a loss is never easy, and services are an essential part of the recovery process. A funeral service provides those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing and peace. No matter the setting, style, or direction you choose, our professional staff are honored to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one’s unique life journey.

 

You Can't Go Back & Do it Again


We’ve seen it many times when a loved one dies. People's first reactions tend to make them want to get through the funeral process as quickly as possible. They believe it will help them avoid any additional pain or discomfort and that not having any services will protect themselves and members of their family from more pain. This belief couldn't be further from the truth. A funeral or memorial service begins the process of grieving, and when you chose to bypass it, can leave you stuck in the early stages of grief without a way to move forward.

Funeral or memorial services provide a wonderful opportunity to relate memories that you and others shared of your loved one. Families are often pleasantly surprised to hear stories from others that they had never heard before. Learning how your loved one touched the lives of others and being surrounded by family and friends, can bring great comfort.

We are dedicated to helping you honor your loved one in a manner that allows you to look back, even many years from now, and remember how everyone gathered together to share in celebrating your loved one's life. These memories truly become a gift of healing and peace of mind.

 

 

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

 

  • Immediate Burial means that your loved one’s physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering
    Visitation
  • Visitation (also called a “viewing,” “wake” or “calling hours”) allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.

  • Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life.

  • Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.