If your family's personal preference is earth burial, there are many options for designing a personalized ceremony to remember your loved one. Below are just a few options you have.
Viewing or Visitation
A public viewing or visitation provides an opportunity for the family of the deceased and his or her friends, relatives and colleagues to come together. A visitation is often held at the funeral home, but can take place in a church or other location. Friends and colleagues can pay their final respects to the deceased and offer condolences to the family. A viewing or visitation can also be private and limited to the deceased's immediate family.
A funeral service is a formal gathering at the funeral home or another location. One or several individuals that knew the deceased may speak at the funeral, whereas other families choose to have a favorite clergyperson or non-religious celebrant speak. Speeches may offer prayers or words of wisdom, as well as remarks on the deceased's life and character.
A graveside service occurs at the place of committal. Often, a graveside service occurs directly after a funeral ceremony, but it can also be the only service held. Much like a funeral ceremony, a family member or other person may offer a few remarks.
A memorial service is similar to a funeral service, except the body is not present. A memorial service can take place shortly after burial occurs, or can take place at a later date.
Regardless of the services you choose, you have many options for personalizing the service and ensuring that it truly reflects the unique life of your loved one.
If you're seeking funeral homes in Little Rock, Arkansas, we are located at 5017 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72117. You can reach us by phone at 501-945-9922 or by Fax at 501-945-9933.