A traditional service prior to burial, entombment or cremation, is usually the service of choice. The benefits of the funeral service ritual include providing a social support system for the bereaved, providing an environment for expressing pain, reaffirming one’s relationship with the person who died, and providing a time to say good-bye. This type of service generally includes a public viewing or visitation followed by a funeral service conducted by a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family. Many times family members or close friends take part in the service by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy. Often a fraternal service is conducted during the visitation.
The traditional funeral service may include:
- Basic services of funeral director and staff
- Dressing, cosmetology and other preparation of the deceased
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Use of funeral coach
- Automotive equipment
- Use of facilities, staff and equipment
- Memorial folders or prayer cards
- Acknowledgement cards
As a convenience to families, cash advance items are usually included as part of the funeral bill. These are charges owed to a third party which we pay on your behalf. Examples would include charges for the obituary, minister, organist, cemetery, flowers, food, certified copies of death, etc.
If the ceremony is held in a church there is no additional charge. Nor are there additional charges for arranging and conducting fraternal or military services.
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