Funeral planning can be a difficult process while grieving the loss of a loved one. But having a funeral provides those who are grieving a place to receive support, come to terms with their loss, say goodbye, and honor their loved one’s life. Being surrounded by family and friends lets everyone share stories and memories and creates a lasting support system as everyone begins their grief journey.
Depending on your personal preferences, there are several services to choose from:
Often times people think of cremation as Direct Cremation with no service. However, we encourage families to honor their loved one’s life by having some type of celebration:
After the cremation and services, there are several options for your loved one’s final disposition:
A new end-of-life ritual that allows the person to be surrounded by friends and family sharing stories, memories and pictures. It’s more of a party than a funeral. It also allows the person to express their love and appreciation to those who will be left behind. It can take place in their home or a favorite venue.
A home funeral allows a familial community to experience peace and intimacy following the time of a loved one’s passing. It gives people a chance to embrace the presence of death, rather than fear and avoid it. Care for a newly deceased person at home gives family members and friends the opportunity to carry out after-death rituals or ceremonies, or to join in a creative process such as decorating a cremation or burial casket.
In preparing a home funeral, family or friends respectfully bathe and dress the deceased, do hair and/or makeup, and lay out the body for visitation. Following ancient traditional practices, family members may then choose to gather with others in the presence of the deceased, share stories and memories over the course of several days, or simply come together for an intimate home memorial service.
Friends and family can gain further closure by accompanying the transfer of the deceased to a burial site, where some may wish to help dig the grave or witness the cremation to the final transformative process.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want more information.
Threadgill’s Memorial Services, LLC
4815 SW Jamieson Road, Beaverton, OR
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