A ceremony, whether simple or elaborate, traditional or contemporary, provides family and friends the occasion to say a final “good-bye”. A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of life and the impact that meaning has for the family and friends. This time is important because it gives the grieving family a chance to share their memories and support one another.
There is no single proper way to plan a funeral service. The service is meant to express the personality and life of your loved one. The choices you make will determine its significance for you as you create a meaningful experience for everyone.
Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a church (place of worship), the funeral home or cemetery. Family or religious traditions are often a factor for choosing a burial. Decisions need to be made on whether the body needs to be embalmed, what kind of casket to purchase and if it will be opened or closed, what cemetery to use, and what to put on the gravestone.
Our goal at F.S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home is to help individuals fulfill their loved one’s wishes, arrange a personal and meaningful service, and for those who wish to plan their funeral ahead of time to put together a personalized pre-planned arrangement.