After losing a loved one, one of the first decisions you will have to make is determining what type of funeral service you will put together for the departed. In some cases, your loved one may have preplanned their service and left their wishes behind for you to follow. However, if this isn’t the case, you will be tasked with making the decisions on how to honor your loved one. At Seawright Funeral Home, we offer several types of services to honor your deceased loved one.
Graveside services take place just where you would expect, the graveside. Usually, this service involves a short speech by a person of faith or a friend or family member and could also include singing. If the deceased was part of the military, the graveside is where a special ceremony can take place that will honor them for their service. Graveside services can be the main end-of-life service or could follow a funeral service held at another location.
A memorial service does not have to take place at a graveside or in a funeral home. It can take place virtually anywhere and can be right after the death takes place or days later. This type of service is ideal when family members live out-of-state and are unable to travel to the locale of the service for several days. It is also applicable when a family chooses cremation as this service takes the place of a traditional funeral and burial ceremony.
This type of service can accompany the placement of cremated remains in their final resting place, such as a church niche, columbarium, or a mausoleum. The committal service works much like a funeral service since oftentimes loved ones, friends, or a clergyperson will speak on the life of the deceased. The main difference, of course, being that the body is in an urn instead of a casket.
At Seawright Funeral Home, we offer the types of services listed above in addition to many others. Our main purpose is to help you honor your loved one in a way that adheres to your beliefs and showcases all the amazing attributes that made your loved one so special. We want to take the burden off of you, freeing you to focus on saying a proper goodbye to your loved one.