A funeral service gives us the opportunity to reflect on one’s life. At Walker & Walker Funeral Home, we offer a variety of funeral service packages and personalization options. We have funeral services and packages to meet every family’s budget and we are the Home of the $3,800 Funeral Service.
This service can be a formal or informal ceremony or personalized ritual prior to burial. The service often helps create a feeling of closure for family and friends. Even though your religious faith or culture may set precedents for many elements of the funeral service, you may want to personalize other elements of the service to create something special. At the funeral service, the deceased loved one is usually present and you may choose to have the casket open or closed.
Traditional Funeral Service
A traditional funeral service includes a family or public viewing a day before the funeral service, with a church or funeral home service the next day, followed by the burial.
Graveside Memorial Service
This service includes a family or public viewing at the funeral home, then the transportation of the remains to a graveside ceremony followed by the burial.
Personalizing Funeral and Memorial Service
Funeral and memorial service ideas are only limited by imagination. The service is a time to remember what the loved one wanted and what their life meant to everyone. More than anything loved ones want to be remembered. Planning a service that reflects your loved one’s favorite things, personality, passions, beliefs and life achievements, is a special way to say goodbye.
Recent years have seen a big change in the funeral service because families and beliefs have changed. Many people take the time now to be creative with the funeral and memorial service creating something unique. Balloon releases are now common ways to symbolize the letting go of a loved one.
What is the difference between a memorial service and a funeral?
Many people get mixed up between the terms funeral service and memorial service. Basically a funeral service is a one held to honor and remember a loved one with their body present, and often includes a church or funeral home ceremony followed by the physical burial. A memorial service on the other hand is normally a service held when the deceased person’s body is not present. If the loved one has been cremated and a ceremony is held with the cremated ashes this is considered a memorial service.
What’s the difference between a funeral and a wake?
In the US and Canada a wake is commonly referred to as a viewing and is often held the night before the funeral. The wake or viewing is a time for family and friends to gather, usually with the deceased present, and share stories to celebrate the life of the loved one who has passed. A wake is normally a time to celebrate the deceased person’s life and achievements and is not normally a time of mourning but celebration.
Walker & Walker Funeral Home provides services at prices lower than our competitors’ easing the pressure of your “at time of need” experience.
For information about our pricing and special packages on these funeral services, please call us at 936-687-2255.