The Purpose of a Funeral

A funeral service fills several important needs in today's society.

It provides for the respectful care of the deceased, by providing a special tribute to a unique life.

Equally important, the funeral service helps survivors face the reality of death - the first step in overcoming grief. A funeral brings together relatives and close friends who can lend support and comfort when needed most.

A funeral also gives friends and relatives the opportunity to express the love and respect they feel for someone who was very important to them. Just seeing how much others cared can be a tremendous help to a family adjusting to their loss.