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Funeral and Memorial Services

Representing your loved one's entire life within a few hours can be overwhelming. We understand that.  It is our mission to take each moment, each piece of  personalization, and make it unique to your loved one. From before the services, to long after, we are here for you.

Create Healing Experiences

Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.

Funeral Services

Funeral Services

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. Our chapel is warm and suitable for large crowds and services, and our traditional parlor is intimate for gatherings. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

Understanding the Value in Funeral Processions

Understanding the Value in Funeral Processions

When you think of funeral processions; long rows of cars, flashing lights, and stopping for respect come to mind. However, processions are more than just that - loved ones accompanying a decedent on their final journey as the body is transported from the funeral home to the cemetery, while those in our community show signs of respect is one last service and honor we can provide to them. We consider this to be an important part of the grieving process.


What is the history of a Procession?


It is believed that the Egyptians were the first to honor loved ones with funeral processions. Of course, at this time vehicles were non-existent. Therefore, the Egyptians, and later on Greeks and Romans, would carry their loved one followed by a massive gathering of friends, family, and community members, from the place of worship and mourning, to the final resting place. 

Symbolic Significance

Accompanying the decedent in their final journey can help people with the grieving process. Per Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Director, Center for Loss & Life Transition, driving in a procession often results in a sense of meaning and purpose for the participants. Their grief moves in unison and solidarity. Often their feelings inside are weighty and somber, and the weighty and somber movements of the procession expresses their internal reality. Mourning in internal grief expressed externally, and it is essential to healing. The procession is a form of mourning.

Many experts agree that a funeral procession has a positive and comforting impact on grief and can help people heal. Unfortunately, many modern services skip this aspect because transporting all family members at the same time can be challenging for funeral staff. However, an experienced and compassionate establishment can help you make these arrangements combining logic with honor and establishing a safe, yet comforting venture to one's place of final rest.

Burial Services

Burial Services

If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.

Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.

Cremation Services

Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.

Uniquely Honoring the Unique

 We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life, and we will be right there to help. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.

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