Many families choose burial as an option because it provides a physical place to remember a loved one. Visiting this physical location can bring comfort and peace when mourning, whether that is days or years after a loved one's death. For some, there is also a sense of closeness and connection felt when visiting a burial site which can help with healing.
A visitation, also known as a wake or viewing, is often the first time family and friends gather together after the death of a loved one. It is a time when memories are shared, condolences are expressed, and comfort found when surrounded by friends and family. A visitation can take place at one of our locations, but can also be held at a church, a family member’s home or at another location that was important to the deceased. A visitation provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life that was lived through personalization like picture displays, cherished memorability, videos and so many more. A visitation can be an open or closed casket and one of our funeral directors can guide you in making the decision that is right for you.
Following the visitation, a funeral service takes place and is another opportunity for family and friends to come together and remember the love they shared for the deceased. A funeral service can be held in a variety of locations including a church, funeral home or a location that was special to the deceased and their family.
A burial, also known as final disposition or committal service, is when the deceased is brought to their final resting place and where family and friends gather for a brief service. A burial can take place whether the deceased is placed in a casket or cremation urn. This is also a time when beautiful and colorful flowers are placed upon the casket or around the burial site.