What Is A Funeral

What Is A Funeral

A Description:

The funeral is an organized purposeful, time-limited, flexible, group-centered response to death involving rites and ceremonies during which or a part of which the body of the deceased is present. (Wm. M. Lamers Jr. M.D.)

A Statement:

The funeral is a ceremony of proven worth and value for those who mourn. It provides an opportunity for the survivors and others who share in the loss to express their love, respect, and grief. It permits facing openly and realistically the crisis that death presents. Through the funeral the bereaved take that firm first step toward emotional adjustment to their loss. The funeral director did not invent the funeral. Since time began man has responded to death:

  • with social support
  • with ritual (most often religious)
  • with visual confrontation
  • with preparation of the body
  • with a procession
  • with ultimate disposal
  • with expenditure
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Celebration Of Life

For many families, a funeral can be made a more meaningful experience by the inclusion of photographs, mementos and other items which reflect the life of the person who has died. We have arranged everything from simple collages of photos to extensive displays of personal items. Please talk to one of our funeral directors to find out more about how to make a funeral experience at true celebration of life.

Celebration Of Life