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There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial:
- Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
- Visitation, also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket and say goodbye or 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.
- Graveside, chapel, or committal 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.
The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well.
There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life. After the cremation and memorial services, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:
- Interment means that you'll bury your loved one's cremated remains; this can be in a family plot, a memorial site or urn garden. Inurnment means that you will place your loved one's cremated remains in a niche, whether it would be indoor or outdoor. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment and inurnment possibilities.
- Graveside services are similar to those services that take place indoors. Family and guests are present at the interment or inurnment of a loved one's cremated remains and are then able to honor the deceased through prayers or other meaningful tributes.
- 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.