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.
Traditional funerals usually involve a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a church or other place of worship. 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 use and if it will be opened or closed, what cemetery to use, and what to put on the gravestone.
Pre-Planning a funeral is a great way to get peace of mind that your final wishes will be met. It also eases the burden on your loved ones at a time of stress and grief.
Our goal here at Richardson Funeral Home is to help people 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 personalized pre-arrangements.