A funeral service serves two primary purposes
The first is to acknowledge the life and death of an individual, with the second to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during what is often a difficult time.
Traditional funeral services usually include:
• A visitation, viewing or wake
• Religious or ceremonial service(s)
• Committal procession of vehicles to the cemetery
• Burial or graveside ceremony or service
What to expect
Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with grieving family and friends. Viewing is considered to be the best way for a person to accept the death of a loved one. Though sometimes difficult, it is a significant step forward in the healing process.
A funeral service can take place anywhere, but commonly takes place at the funeral home, church or other community gathering place. It can include music, the reading of passages, a eulogy, prayer, videos or photos, and the singing of hymns by a choir, soloist or the attendees at the service.
If the deceased is being buried, this begins after the service with a vehicle procession to the cemetery. Many then choose to host a social gathering at a reception hall, restaurant or home. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support with each other.
Contact one of our locations to start planning.