Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process and necessary for healing to begin.
Create Healing Experiences
In the first moments of 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. You must create a time to remember what you loved about a person... and a time to mourn what you've lost.
One of the most important and personalized aspects of the funeral ritual is "getting to say goodbye". Death educators have learned from experience that "seeing is believing" - the reality of death is confirmed in the mind by seeing the body. Open-casket viewing can help families begin their journey through the grief process. Our skilled Preparation & Care Team does a wonderful job of making this a comforting experience . We guarantee it.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and support each other. 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 their loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate a 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. We will help you carry out whatever your plans are to the best of our ability.
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.
We want you to know one thing: 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 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 way you can honor your loved one's life. The real decision is "what are you going to do to help your family heal"? We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service (which can be held before or after the cremation), because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of options available to honor your loved one that are there for you.
Simple Cremation Online
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary and SimpleCremationOnline work together to provide simple, efficient options for cremation services from the comfort of your own home. Rest assured, the deceased will be handled with the utmost professional care.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. 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. Creating a ceremony that brings together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of sharing...a truly priceless gift of Healing.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.