Traditional and Cremation
Today there are more options than ever on how to celebrate a life lived. Choosing burial as your final disposition allows you to have a final resting place with options to have a personal celebration. We believe that no two people are alike and no two services should be alike either.
Through traditional or contemporary services, many are turning to unique, personalized ways of honoring a life lived and aiding the grieving process. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. We offer many ways to personalize a service. From serving your loved one’s favorite ice cream to releasing balloons, displaying memories through photo boards or even playing a tribute video, burials with celebrations have one focus in mind, celebrating the unique life lived.
Traditional services that generally include the following:
- Visitation with family and friends
- Funeral ceremony
- Burial of your loved one at the cemetery (may be private or public)
Location on the funeral ceremony and reception are of your choosing. We will go over available options during the arrangement process.
The Value of a Viewing
Whether or not an open casket is part of the celebration is an individual family choice. The main reason that we have any “viewing” is because that allows people to have a physical presence to focus on when saying their goodbyes. Since most people are very visually inclined by nature, it seems to help them to see the person for the death to be “real” to them and allows them to better focus to begin to tidy up the loose ends that they have with this person. A funeral helps people begin to complete their relationship with the person who died, and sometimes seeing the body helps. Viewings can be scheduled in the Cemetery Chapel prior to a graveside service.
Services held at the gravesite at a cemetery. Graveside services can follow a traditional funeral or can be held as the only service event. Graveside services are often held as private gathers of only close family and friends.