"If you are considering direct burial, I plead with you to reconsider. Honoring the life and death of the person who died with some sort of ceremony - no matter how brief, how small or how informal - will help your family acknowledge the reality of the death and begin to heal. When no ceremony is held, it is as if the life and death of the person who died had no significance to anyone. Also keep in mind that you may still hold a committal service at the gravesite should you choose direct burial."
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
If your family chooses burial as their preference, this can typically include visitation, followed by service either in a church or the funeral home. It can be as private or as public as the family wishes. A select few could be invited or it can be open to all family and friends who wish to pay tribute to your loved one. Celebrations are as unique as the individual.
Burial decisions will include choices in casket, vault, and monuments. At Hill Funeral Home we proudly feature a showroom displaying a varied selection of caskets in contemporary and traditional styles and materials. Many caskets today are crafted with specialty features adding a distinct touch in paying tribute to the individual’s life such as military, hobby, or spiritual imagery. These can also provide keepsakes for lasting memories of a loved one. We can also explain the use of vaults, as well as the styles and materials available in vault selection. We encourage you to visit our location to speak with a funeral professional who can answer additional questions.
Planning a meaningful funeral for a loved one is a ritual that almost all of us will encounter at some point in our lives. As you consider the various aspects of a funeral where burial is the final disposition, there are several elements that you can and will need to select in order to create a touching tribute for your loved one. These things will also provide comfort to those who are living as you pay your final respects.