We are here to care for, assist and guide families during a difficult time. Our priority is to make this process as easy and as meaningful as possible. Because every family is different, we offer various choices. Together with our families, we create a service of remembrance as unique and special as the individual. We ensure that strict attention to detail is made so that your loved ones needs are met.
We understand the importance of a meaningful and special service. A Funeral is an important step in the grieving and healing process, as well as an opportunity to honor a life lived. The funeral service offers surviving family members and friends a caring, supportive environment in which to share thoughts and feelings about the death. Below you will find a few examples of our services. Other services are available upon request.
The advantage of choosing a traditional funeral is that it follows a familiar pattern so families will know what to expect. A traditional funeral can make it easier for families and friends, because there an established etiquette for the different stages of the ceremonies involved.
A formal service in a funeral home, church or other venue
Procession with a hearse to escort your loved one to a cemetery
Earth burial, entombment or scattering of remains. Costs associated with a funeral service can include:
Professional services of the funeral director
Embalming, dressing, cosmetology/ barbering services
Hearse and other funeral vehicles
Casket, vault and other goods and services
What are the Benefits of a Funeral Service?
Losing a loved one is truly difficult. Whether their passing was sudden, or due to a lingering illness, there are strong emotions to be processed. Grieving takes time, and must be honored.
A funeral or memorial service is one way to help those who are left behind take the first step in overcoming grief-that is, facing the fact that a death has occurred.
The services bring together friends and relatives who can offer comfort and support to each other at a time when it is needed most.
Whatever service is planned, it should be a personal reflection of the family and the deceased. We listen carefully to each family's wishes and do whatever it takes to assist in creating an event that is meaningful and satisfying to all.
More than just a service for the deceased, a funeral is for the loved ones who are left behind. Participating in a funeral can be a therapeutic way that actually starts the healing process.
"Funerals are not to benefit the dead, but the living. They have a number of unparalleled therapeutic benefits. As a rite of passage, the funeral assists you in recognizing the passing of your loved one, supporting you as you start your life without the deceased, and reintegrating you back into the social group as a person whose loved one is no longer alive." ~ Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.
Personalized services can be arranged to express the rites of any religious and non religious entity. Arranging such services is a matter of your individual wishes. A funeral can be personalized as much or as little as the family wishes. To include but not limited to:
Framed collage photos displayed at a funeral
A table memorial made with photos of the deceased and significant items from his or her life.
Balloon and Dove Release
DVD Memorial Presentation
Cremation refers to the way in which the physical remains of your loved one is processed. The placement of the remains are normally handled by agreement between the funeral home and the immediate family. Whether you choose burial, or cremation, you can still have services with the body of your loved one present including a visitation and service.
You can also select direct cremation, which includes local transfer of the deceased to funeral home, required authorizations, services of a funeral director and staff, transportation of the deceased by delivery to a local crematory, an alternative container for cremation and the return of the remains to the funeral home.
If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.
Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials.
Graveside Funeral Service
This option can include everything listed above and may include a day of visitation followed by graveside funeral service instead of funeral service at the funeral home, church, or other venue.
Is the simplest form of disposition, and includes no ceremonies or rites. It may take place only after obtaining a signed death certificate from the attending physician along with a signed authorization from the authorized family member of the deceased.
Cremation with Memorial Service
This choice includes the Direct Cremation, but also offers a memorial service or visitation with a memorial service to be held after the cremation.