A traditional choice for a permanent resting place
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 well lived and facilitating the grieving process. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to focus on as you relive memories. We offer many ways to personalize a service. From releasing balloons to 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 generally include the following:
- Visitation with family and friends
- Funeral ceremony
- Burial of your loved one at the cemetery (may be private or public)
- A Repast
Location on the funeral ceremony and repast are of your choosing. We will go over available options during the arrangement process.
Services for a graveside are held at the cemetery. Graveside services can follow a traditional funeral or can be held as the only service event. Graveside services can be private gatherings of only close family and friends if you choose.
The Value of a Viewing
Whether or not an open casket is part of the celebration is an individual family choice. The main reason for choosing to have a public “viewing” is to provide the family and friends with the ability to say their “goodbyes”. The attendees’ confront the fact that a death occurred. Seeing is believing; without a public viewing it can be difficult for the family and friends to persuade their own mind that their loved one or close friend indeed is gone. A public viewing of the body is a very special time that allows the family and friends to began the transition into their new life without the physical presence of their loved one. A public viewing also provides comfort and a time for everyone to say goodbye to the deceased in their own personal way, and provides a means of social support. Regardless of the method chosen for final disposition of the body a public visitation can be of great value to family and friends in dealing with the grieving and mourning process.
“There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Dr. Denis Waitley