There are different elements you can choose from when arranging
a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:
Immediate Burialmeans that your loved one’s physical remains 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 gives everyone the opportunity to say
goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
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.
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.
When a family chooses burial, the funeral service is traditionally designed to involve three distinct phases: visitation, the funeral, and the burial service. These generally follow the casket from the funeral home through the final burial at a cemetery. While this arrangement works for some families, it’s not the only option available and it might not be the ideal solution for others. We’ll work with you to understand your needs and create the perfect plan for you and your loved one.