A funeral represents an opportunity to gather, grieve, reflect and celebrate a loved one’s life. There is no such thing as a proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.
Most families choose to have some form of celebration of their loved one’s life. They may choose to have a traditional service with visitation followed by a church or chapel service, ending with burial or cremation as a final disposition. Families may choose to have a memorial service at church, in our chapel, or another favorite family gathering location followed by a reception at our funeral home, or at a favorite restaurant or other facility.
The Celebration of Life often includes a liturgical minister, spiritual leader, celebrant, priest or family member to lead the service. In planning, many families choose to have music and favorite songs, photo collages, and programs as well as favorite mementos that reflect a loved one’s life. To learn more about personalization options, please visit our Design Your Service page.