Traditional Funeral Service and Burial
A traditional funeral service includes a family or public viewing of the deceased in our funeral home or preferred church, followed by the formal funeral service, and ending with a committal service at the gravesite.
the viewing or visitation
A viewing, or visitation, is a time of gathering that takes place at some point prior to your loved one's funeral service. It provides an opportunity for family and friends to spend time grieving together and supporting each other during your time of sorrow. We encourage you to incorporate individual touches to this portion of the service, such as memorial video tributes, photo collages, displays of personal affects and hand-picked music selections. Our staff is always available to help you create a unique and personalized memorial to honor the life of your loved one.
the Funeral service
Following the viewing is the funeral service. The funeral service can take place at the place of worship of your choosing, or at either of our funeral home locations, and can be presided over by a religious officiant, celebrant, family member, or any selected officiant by your family. The ceremony itself generally includes religious or other types of readings, a eulogy, prayers, and sometimes the sharing of memories. The casket may remain open or may be closed for the duration of the service. Commonly, interment at the cemetery follows the conclusion of the funeral service.
the graveside committal service
If burial is to occur on the same day, a procession to the cemetery will follow the funeral service. A committal service at the gravesite for the interment of the casketed remains will take place, finalizing the funeral process.