TYPES OF SERVICES
A funeral or memorial service is usually the first important step in the healing process of grief. You may be considering a traditional, religious or military service, or you may be wondering about other options.
A Healing Experience
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be easier to take care of things as simply and quickly as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – is not always better. Giving family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process by coming together, whether it's a small family gathering or a large outpouring of community support to remember your loved one, is an important first step.
Funerals, Memorial Services, and Visitations
Coming together with friends and family, whether in a formal funeral or memorial service or a more relaxed visitation service, gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation, the need for acknowledgement of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We consider it an honor to help you create a unique and meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
Visitations, funerals, and memorial services can be held many places, such as churches and community centers. Should you decide to have your gathering in our funeral home, we offer a beautiful setting in which to honor your loved one. We would like you to feel comfortable when receiving friends and family. Our home is yours. We will ensure that your family and friends are treated with the same hospitality that you would extend in your own home should you decide to host your gathering in our funeral home.
When your loved one has chosen to be buried, the ceremonies you design usually revolve around the casket being present. Services may be held following a viewing or time of visitation. Or you could choose to have a quiet service at the cemetery.
But let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share your experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together, prior to your loved one's interment in a cemetery of your choice.
Those who choose cremation still have the option of having a visitation and funeral service or memorial service, just like families who choose to have their loved one buried. Cremation refers solely to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains.
Saying thank you is only the beginning of how we should honor America's veterans. After a Veteran passes, there are several ways we can help you commemorate their service to the United States. We can help you obtain a flag to be displayed, which will be presented to the next of kin at the conclusion of services. We can also arrange for Military Honors to be performed during services. We can also assist in the process of obtaining a permanent marker for the Veteran at their graveside if desired.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
A ceremony that brings together the family and friends of a loved one is a gift to everyone involved. Our goal is to help every family find the best way to honor their loved one.