The conventional rituals of traditional funeral services are bring acceptance,
closure and healing from when a loved one is lost. Families turn to the funeral
home to help them plan these important rituals because they find comfort in
services we provide, and confidence in our ability to take care of the details
properly and completely in their time of bereavement.
When you choose traditional burial, there are decisions that speak to family
tradition. These may include a memorial service, family gathering, services at
the gravesite, and many others. We enhance your service by personalizing the
funeral. We look for ways to recall old memories, create comfortable new ones,
and make the tribute meaningful. Our services help your family's healing process
As we listen carefully to your thoughts and desires, and we operate according to
your budget. We define and assist your selection from the many forms of tribute
or memorial according to the funeral traditions you embrace. We welcome your
questions and inquiries at any time.
The Funeral Service has three rites: the Visitation, the Service, and the
Interment. Each rite is separate and distinct. However, together they create a
powerful and necessary means of expression.
The visitation allows the family an opportunity to view their loved one. This
enables people to see and acknowledge the reality that death is, and to
acknowledge their loss. This is the first step to accepting death and beginning
the healing process. The visitation is also a time when the friends and family
have an opportunity to share their memories involving the departed loved one.
This part of the ritual is so important to both the family and the community
because it allows for or enables people to openly confront their loss in the
presence of others. In this way, we share the experience and lean on one another
to make sense and accept the loss. The funeral home enables your family to
grieve, and to celebrate the life of your loved one with the community. The
visitation rite also provides a time to grieve and express your thoughts and
emotions. It is the beginning of the healing that must follow loss.
The service is a time to affirm the life well-lived. It is when we begin to
memorialize your loved one, or to pay tribute to the person. Services provide a
time for religious rituals, spiritual acknowledgement, and recognition of the
passing of life. The service is the ritual for the loved one - something your
family does for that person. We have honored the departed by offering thoughts
and prayers. We eulogize our family member and friend.
The final rite is the committal service. The committal service, whether you
choose entombment, burial or cremation, is a symbolic demonstration that a life
has ended. When you commit a body to final interment, it is a realistic and
traumatic final goodbye. It is at this time that we must say our last goodbye
and turn to the future. The committal rite should be shared freely by family and