Traditional Funeral Services
A traditional funeral service is composed of a few main parts that all come together to honor someone who has passed and give family and friends a chance to gather and pay their respects. Here are the main stages of a traditional funeral service that you can expect when you work with the experts here at Leavitt’s.
•Visitation: Commonly referred to as a wake, this is an opportunity for guests to come and pay their respects to the deceased. These are traditionally held with the casket in the room, but the casket being open, closed, or even present at all is entirely up to you. You can schedule your visitation for any time before the funeral.
•Funeral Service: The funeral service itself is very flexible. It can occur on our premises, at a church, or at the final resting place. This can include any kind of personalized moments you would like, such as readings from a religious text, playing music, or the singing of hymns.
•Committal Service: For any service that includes burying the deceased, this part of the process involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
•Funeral Reception: After the funeral, most people choose to have a gathering at a local reception hall or restaurant. This is a chance for loved ones to gather, share stories, and celebrate the life of the one they lost.
No matter what your faith, culture, or personal preferences, we can customize your funeral options to your wishes. From the casket to the flower arrangement, the location to the music, we can create unique solutions to ensure that your loved one’s sendoff is exactly as they would have wanted. Please feel free to contact us with any unique questions and we will do our best to make sure they are carried out.
Cremation is an option that more and more people are taking advantage of. While traditional burials are still the most popular, cremation is becoming more mainstream due to its cost, simplicity, and environmental-friendliness. For more information about the cremation services we offer, visit our cremation services page.