Funeral Services that Honor a Special Life
There are as many ways to conduct a service as there are personalities‹this overview is simply a place to begin. Our skilled counselors are committed to helping you create a special tribute to your loved one, honoring a life well lived. We encourage you to share your ideas, customs, and wishes with us so we may accurately represent the story of this special life.
To make your service a personal and lasting tribute, we suggest you to take a few moments to review the many options and details available:
- Traditional Service
A traditional funeral service includes a viewing or visitation, a formal funeral service (at the funeral home, local church, or location of your choice), and the necessary transportation, such as a hearse, to carry the body to the funeral site and cemetery. Memorial register books, memorial folders, and acknowledgement cards may be desired, and floral tributes are often displayed. We encourage you to bring photographs and other memorabilia to further personalize the service.
- Graveside Service
A graveside service is held at the burial site. This service may be limited to the immediate family or open to all. After the graveside service, there are options for a memorial service at the funeral home chapel, church, or venue of choice.
- Memorial Service
A memorial service is conducted without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures. It can be held at the funeral home or at a location of your choice. In order to create a memorial service that is as unique as your loved one, we encourage you to personalize the event with memorabilia, photographs, and other personal items.
We provide a wide variety of choices that will help fulfill a family’s wishes, from a traditional funeral to a personalized service that celebrates a loved one’s hobbies and interests. Options include:
- Video tributes
- Custom Timeless Portrait—see below
- Displays of personal memorabilia
- The reading of personal notes by family and friends during the service
- Service folders and registry books that reflect personal style and interests
- Music selections from our extensive library
- Live musicians
- Special customs particular to different faiths, ethnic groups, and fraternal organizations
- Event Broadcasts
- Family support benefits