We would like to provide you with a brief overview of the funeral process, what needs to happen from this point on, and what to expect in the upcoming days.
The funeral process of course first begins with the selection of a funeral home. You must chose a funeral home that feels comfortable and right for you and who's staff will treat you with compassion and sensitivity. The staff here are caring professionals and you can trust us to take care of your needs for you.
Once you choose a Funeral Home, the close family sits down with the funeral director at the funeral home to discuss what is going to be involved. Once arrangements have been finalized and a date for the funeral set, there can be a private visitation with the closest family, followed by a regular visitation for the public.
The next day, the funeral or memorial service takes place. Directly after the service, the deceased is taken in a hearse, preceded by all who attended the memorial service, to arrive to their final resting place. The burial site has already been prepared, and a few words are spoken over the casket. Usually, after this, a luncheon for guests takes place.
Cremation is an option that is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to traditional burial. With cremation there are more options to choose from because there is typically no actual burial. Cremation ceremonies can be just about the same as a traditional funeral, with a memorial service held after the cremation. If the deceased had a small family (which is a popular reason for cremation), members can come together at the memorial to say their goodbyes. But the options after the service a varied based on the wished of deceased and the ashes can be taken care of afterwards in many different ways.
When a loved one dies, the anxieties and stress of making funeral plans can be an overwhelming emotional responsibility. In addition, the cost involved can leave family members, especially when they are least prepared to deal with additional worries about money. That's why more and more people are thoughtfully planning funeral arrangements in advance. Advanced planning is a decision only you can make. Our prearranged funeral program allows you to plan ahead by making wise personal choices in writing, knowing that your wishes will be carried out.
We will work with you to arrange the best possible service for the amount that you will find economically comfortable. And the amount you choose to spend is guaranteed never to increase. With inflation protection and purchasing your funeral in advance, you can lock in the cost of your funeral based on today's prices. With funeral cost rising every year, it is a real benefit for your loved ones as well as sound financial planning.