Designing Your Funeral
There are two main decision points in designing a service. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life in the form of a service. Then, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.
How to Honor a Life
A service is about bringing those you love together at a time of loss and celebrating the life of your loved one. Equally as important, a service (whether traditional or contemporary, a funeral or memorial service) is the first step in healing.
We would like to stress that you can have your service anywhere and any way you desire. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, time of day, the musical selection(s), what prayers may be said, or songs you’d like sung. We can also arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service. At Eggers Funeral Homes & Crematory, we not only allow personalization of the services, we encourage it. We are here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.
With an Eye to Your Future
We can help you come to the decisions that will meet your needs now and in the future. After all, you will live with these decisions for a long time. Doing the right thing now can make all the difference in your peace-of-mind through the coming years. Contact us today to discuss your intentions.
Burial or Cremation?
Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you or someone else exactly how they wish to be cared for. However, it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one and for you.
Once you decide this, the finer details come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried on the cemetery grounds. In some communities, there's the option for a 'green burial.' If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll help you select an environmentally-friendly choice. Just know that whatever your decision, we are here to help.
Now that we've given you the basics, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their feelings and desires. After this, you can contact us. Speaking with a professional funeral planner will help to clarify your thinking. You can reach us at 864-461-2277 or 864-578-3838.