Traditional: A Traditional Funeral Service is the most common type of funeral service. This type of service provides a special tribute to the life of a loved one by: bringing together the relatives and friends to pay their last respects; providing a visitation and a viewing at the place of worship or funeral home; involving a minister or other official to oversee the service; providing a funeral ceremony at the funeral home or place of worship; including a procession to the cemetery for a final committal service. While a Traditional Funeral Service has some standard protocols, it does not mean family is without additional choices. Some examples of how this type of service can be personalized include: the selection of special music; the reading of a eulogy by a friend or loved one; adding special prayer cards or memorial folders; the placing of photographs, mementos or remembrances in the casket or on display in their own special section, etc. McNeill Funeral Home are here to discuss the many options available to you, and to coordinate all the details necessary to make this funeral service memorable. Complete funeral services from $4,000.00 up.
Often called a "Non-Traditional Funeral Service" or "Contemporary Funeral Service", this arrangement allows for paying last respects in a more informal manner. For example, an individual may choose to hold a contemporary Memorial Gathering rather than a more formal "traditional" visitation. This can be anything from a small gathering of family and close friends, to a larger community-style gathering. During a Contemporary Memorial Gathering, there are few, if any, scheduled events. Instead, eulogies, poems, or memories can be offered by friends or family at will, music or favorite songs can be played as appropriate and personal mementos, videos, or photographs can be communally shared. The gathering can take place in the funeral home, at the gravesite or place of interment or in a private home or other place of special meaning. Families my choose to include an open or closed casket, or place the urn in an informal gathering. Our Funeral Directors have experience in coordinating and arranging all the details necessary to make Non -Traditional Service a meaningful and lasting memorial.
For many families, burial services have long been a tradition. In fact an earth burial is still the most common of all cemetery services. One reason is that burial plots offer families a place to return to visit and pay respect to the loved ones they miss so dearly. For many, cemeteries still offer a peaceful resting place where their memorials and final tributes can be shared with generations to come. Another option is mausoleum entombment. mausoleums are usually either an indoor building, or outdoor or garden structure designed to be the final resting place for our loved ones. Generally, burial and mausoleum service often include visitation, a service in a church or funeral home chapel, and procession to the burial site followed by a committal service. However, McNeill Funeral Home & Cremation Service offers a wide range of burial services that can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Our family is here to discuss many burial services options that are available to you.