There are a few things to consider when beginning the design process. One, you will decide the manner in which you would like to celebrate and honor the life lost. Two, we will discuss your options in caring for the physical remains.
Honor The Life
A time of loss can be emotional for everyone. A memorial service is a good opportunity to get everyone together, share memories and stories, and help each other heal. Though you may not realize it at the time, the funeral or memorial service is the essential first step in the healing process.
The beautiful thing about a service is that you can choose for it to be anything the deceased would have wanted. You can have a joyful celebration of life, or a more traditional funeral service. You can shape the service to match the personality of the life lost, customizing music, readings, time of day, day of the week, and place. You can even feature doves or butterflies. We would be honored to help you execute a memorable service to honor your loved one. Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about what is possible at Rose Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
Burial vs Cremation
The decision must be made between burial and cremation. Sometimes, the deceased will have expressed interest in one or the other, or told someone exactly what they wanted. Other times, the choice was unclear so the family must make the decision. It can be a difficult decision, which is why we make ourselves available to discuss the choices in detail to help make the perfect choice for you and your loved one.
If you choose burial, the next decisions will involve casket, vault, and cemetery. If you choose cremation, decisions must be made between a mausoleum niche, or cemetery grounds. If your loved one would have preferred an environmentally-friendly option, please ask us about green burials. Again, we are always here to help you navigate these decisions.
A common misconception is that choosing cremation limits the ways in which you can honor a life. This is simply untrue. We highly recommend having a funeral or memorial service regardless of the way you handle physical remains. As mentioned earlier, the service is a very helpful and necessary element of the healing process for the family and loved ones.
We hope that you take the information that you have gathered and reflect on the choices you may have. Take time to make sure that what you decide will match the wishes, personality, preferences, and budget of you and your loved one. We thank you for considering Rose Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
If you feel you are still unsure on what to do next, please don’t hesitate to contact us to help your planning process along.