To begin funeral planning, whether it be for pre-need or at-need the first decision should be to consider the final disposition, Burial, or Cremation. This is a personal choice and one that may take time to consider. The one thing you should remember is that you can have visitation and a funeral with both types of disposition. Visitation allows the family and friends a time to be together, extend sympathies to each other, and share stories about the loved one that has passed. Remember, even if you don't have a specific time set aside to receive friends at the funeral home or church people will extend their sympathies to you sometime, this might be at the local grocery store or restaurant. For this reason, we offer safe, comfortable surroundings for you to receive these folks at a specific time and place that you choose.
Whether you choose a traditional or a contemporary ceremony, a funeral provides a profound experience that ultimately aids in the grieving process. By gathering your family and friends you give testimony to the life of your loved one, you celebrate the relationships shared, and you provide a time and place for all who were part of their life to come together in a reflective setting.
This is a formal or informal ceremony for family and friends without your loved one present. This may take place anywhere, anytime in conjunction with any other service options.