There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:
- 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 say goodbye or 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.
- 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.
- Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
Cremation, like earth burial, is a form of final disposition. We can arrange a service to suit your needs whether it might be a traditional funeral service to take place prior to the cremation, or a memorial service with an urn or photo as a focal point.
There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life. After the service and cremation have taken place, we can arrange placement of the urn in a cemetery or columbarium or return the urn into the care of the family.
If we serve a family where the funeral has not been pre-funded through our funeral home, we accept cash, check, credit card, or assignment of the death benefit on a verified life insurance policy. Of course, we encourage pre-funding funeral services so survivors are not left with a financial burden. We are available for pre-planning and pre-funding appointments days, evenings, and weekends.