Following the visitation/viewing of a friend or loved one who has passed on, traditionally, a funeral service is held at a church, funeral home, or some other event space. Funerals considered more traditional can include various elements such as music, readings, eulogies, prayers, and more. Following the funeral, the departed is frequently taken via a procession to the burial/cemetery location and then interred either aboveground or below ground. Those are, of course, the basics. There are many types of religious funerals which are considered traditional. There also a number of funerals that vary only slightly, but still fall under the "traditional" categorization.
The staff at American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home Crematory understands that flexibility is a must when fulfilling the final wishes of a loved one. We will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes and needs when it comes to the final farewell of a beloved individual.
About Our Traditional Funeral Services
Religious funerals are only one category of traditional funeral services offered by American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home Crematory. Funerals are a time for family and friends to gather and express emotions, share memories, and find comforting support. Whether a cremation or burial has been chosen, and whether you want a more relaxed or formal setting at the funeral, it's important that the loss of a family member or friend be acknowledged. To express your loved one's individuality, we can help you create a meaningful ceremony – whether it falls under the categorization of "traditional" or not.
Also, in the interest of tradition, we provide veterans services for those having served our country. We know that these incredible individuals require special attention and we are prepared to send them to their final resting place with all the honor and respect they deserve.
How American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home Crematory Can Help
Though all traditional in nature, there are varying procedures and protocols for end-of-life events. Depending on a particular religion, there may be specific customs applying to how the body should be cleaned, handled, and dressed. The service itself, whether a memorial service or more traditional funeral, can be altered or planned to fit the needs of most any individual or family. Services can be held in churches, synagogues, at our funeral home, or some other location.
When it comes to traditional funerals, there can be advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are as follows:
- Extremely socially acceptable. Traditional funerals are one of the most popular in America.
- It is the perfect time for friends, family, and extended family to get together, offer each other support, and remember good times spent with the departed.
- It can be a beautiful celebration of life with gorgeous flower arrangements, beautiful readings, eulogies, and lots of pomp and circumstance (if desired).
- They can be varied to suit the needs of religion, budget, and the final wishes of the departed.
- Traditional funerals can be costly, so discuss your budget with us during planning.
- Over the years, traditional funerals may have lost their meaning. We can help make sure that the funeral you plan is appropriate, distinguished, fun, religious, or whatever you need it to be.
- They take a lot of time and equate to excessive travel in some cases. We can make the funeral of your choice last as long or as short as you wish. Take several days or do it in a day. It's up to you.
- It puts a lot of pressure on remaining loved ones. We are here to take the pressure off! It is our goal to make the entire process as seamless and painless as possible.
Why Should You Work with American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home Crematory for Traditional Funeral Services?
At American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home, we are flexible and accommodating. We do not pressure families into choosing expensive, unaffordable options if they're trying to save money. Neither do we try to underplay the importance of a grand celebration, if that is what's preferred. This is a choice that has either been made by the departed ahead of time or by the family saying their final goodbye. We are here to help you heal, not to cause more stress.
If you have questions about our traditional funeral services or you want to learn more about the variety of services we provide, contact us now. You can call us on (432) 563-9767 or send us an email at [email protected].