Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, society discounts the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, under the assumption that doing less is will be easier on those left behind. Coming together after a loss is an essential part of the grieving and healing process. While traditions and wishes may be very unique and personal, the point of coming together to provide support to those left behind is essential.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – doesn't equal better. It has been our experience that it is important to set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process. Whatever type of service, ceremony or experience you decide has meaning to you, the value is the same; it allows those family and friends left behind an opportunity to begin their healing journey.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a traditional funeral or memorial service or a more contemporary celebration or event, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present and is the same. We can help you create a unique, meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
No matter where you decide to gather together, or what you want to include in the service, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend and will provide an opportunity to meet the needs of grieving.
Many families choose to have the funeral service at their church, our funeral home chapel or at the graveside. A committal service at the cemetery generally follows the church or chapel ceremony; although it is possible to have private, family committals before or after the funeral ceremony.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We sincerely suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service of some type, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. We welcome the opportunity to discuss options for and provide information that may be of benefit to you and your family.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
It is our hope that in the years to come you will look back over this experience and feel that you did exactly what you wanted to do and what was needed in your life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.