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Thinking no funeral? Think again.

The person who died doesn’t need a funeral. They just need a legal, respectful disposal of their body. It’s the people who are left to do the work of grieving that need the support and community from a funeral....READ MORE


What are the options if I do not want my loved one embalmed?

Embalming takes place in a designated area of the funeral home. This space is off-limits to all but the professional staff members. Similar to a surgical suite in a hospital, the embalming room is built and furnished with hard surfaces, like tile, stainless steel, or concrete. These materials are easily cleaned and no...READ MORE


What is a Celebration of Life?

Do you have to be rich or famous to have a celebration of life? The celebration of life is the personal or individual aspect of a funeral service. It is about the person who died. It is about their relationships, their loves, their passions, their accomplishments, their beliefs, their talents. It is about what and who...READ MORE

General Grief

Five Tips to Help You Stop Procrastinating About Planning Your Funeral

Set a deadline. Get in touch with your “WHY.” Call the Funeral Home and make an appointment. Tell someone. Be honest with yourself. We are all grapes becoming raisins there is no getting around it, and it’s not sad. Raisins are more resilient than grapes and they are sweeter too!...READ MORE


There is a Vitality

Life is celebrated in different ways today. The essential element is that those who knew you and those who loved you have an opportunity to gather. A good funeral home will help you put together a gathering that reflects you and provides comfort for your family....READ MORE

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