Designing Your Funeral

There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains. 

How to Honor a Life

A funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.

You can have your service anywhere and any way you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung, and much more.  We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.

Video:  The Value of a Committal Service

Visit www.meaningfulfunerals.com to help answer questions you may have about preparing a meaningful funeral experience.



Burial or Cremation?

Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.

Video:  Cremation:  Service Options
Video:  Cremation:  Final Placement Choices


What's Next?

Now that we've given you the basics, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their feelings and desires.

Still looking for inspiration? Please contact one of our funeral directors to help in the decision process. Reach us at (618) 654-2133.