Sometimes the thought of planning a funeral seems too difficult for those who've suffered a loss. We are here to assist you and guide you in the planning process, ensuring you do not feel overwhelmed in making these decisions.
| The Healing Power of Memorial Services
Coping with a loss is never easy, and services are an essential part of the recovery process. A Funeral Service provides those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing and peace. No matter the setting, style, or direction you choose, our professional staff are honored to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one's unique life journey.
There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:
Immediate Burial means that your loved one's physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
Visitation (also called a "viewing" or "wake") allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life. The committal service often follows the funeral service and is held at a cemetery. Most services travel in procession to the final resting place where a short committal message is shared.
Graveside Services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial or entombment. During this service a short message is shared in remembrance of your loved one.
Cremation services provide the family with the same opportunity to remember their loved one as a burial service. Memorial services, funerals and visitations are all options when choosing cremation.
After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:
Interment/Inurnment means that you will bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche, urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.
| Service Webcasting
We can help you use technology to bring together family and friends from all over the world in honor of a loved one who has passed. Webcasting your loved one's service gives those who are unable to travel the ability to watch the service via our website. This is an especially meaningful solution for loved ones who are serving overseas and cannot attend the funeral in person. (Webcasting is offered at our Silas Creek,
Kernersville, and Lewisville Chapels. )