Funeral and Memorial Services in
All too often, families discredit the value of a ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we at Eggers Funeral Home certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is an important part of the grieving process. The ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate a life lived, as well as reconnect with remaining family and friends.
Before you decide what type of service you wish to have or whether you will have services at all, please watch the following video by Wilbert, one of our partners.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be easier just to take care of things as simply—and as quickly—as possible. But easier (especially in this circumstance) isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process. Neglecting this stage can prolong and complicate the process of dealing with an already difficult loss.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. You may choose burial or cremation, and the family may prefer either a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service. In any case, the important thing is to acknowledge the loss with family and friends. We can help you create a unique, meaningful ceremony to express the special individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor the departed. Of course, you may choose to celebrate their life in a different setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
If burial has been selected, the ceremonies we design are usually centered around the casket. You can choose to follow tradition with a viewing, followed by a funeral service in a formal space like a memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
While burials often follow a traditional order of events, there's no official, mandatory procedure for honoring your loved one. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the choice of cremation. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
It may sound harsh when phrased so directly, but it's important to remember that funeral ceremonies are permanent choices. Certainly, you may later decide to have a small remembrance or memorial ceremony, but as we've mentioned before, a burial or cremation service is a decisive opportunity for the grieving process. For the memory of the life being celebrated and the adjustment of family and friends, it's important to take advantage of this opportunity.
We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. It can be an emotionally tense time, and different family members may voice radically different perspectives about what the loved one "would have wanted." Especially when there are estates to be settled and other complications, it's important to keep a sense of perspective and try to avoid frustration by leaning on qualified and experienced professionals.
Creating a ceremony that calls together hearts and minds is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing . . . a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
Contact us at Eggers Funeral Home today to speak with one of our directors. Located in Boiling Springs, we proudly serve families all around Spartanburg, SC.