At Ellington Funeral Services we understand that planning a funeral is naturally a difficult time. This is mainly due to the fact that you are faced with many decisions many of which can be overwhelming. We understand as with any important decision you make, you are always empowered with the information needed to make those decisions. When your loved one passes away, we know you need your time to mourn and embrace the life well lived, as well as deal with the grief in the upcoming days. Whether you are planning ahead or planning during a time of need, we know you may feel sadness and acknowledge the reality that someone you loved has passed away. When all is said and done, we want to make sure that feel deep satisfaction in knowing that you helped plan a meaningful tribute or ceremony for someone that meant so much to your own life. This will help to ensure that you are on a path to a healthy grieving process.
When choosing cremation, it is important not only to capture the memories and celebrate the spirit of your loved one but also to provide healing through gathering together, paying tribute and celebrating a life well lived. Keep in mind that cremation does not limit your ability to spend time with the body of your loved one or hold a meaningful ceremony. You may have a visitation period and a funeral service prior to the cremation. Or your family may spend time privately with the body before cremation, followed by a public ceremony a day or two later with the urn present. You may want to consider keeping your loved one’s body present for the funeral ceremony as it often encourages more expressions of grief and authentic mourning.
Planning a meaningful funeral for a loved one is a ritual that almost all of us will encounter at some point in our lives. As you consider the various aspects of a funeral where burial is the final disposition, there are several elements that you can and will need to select in order to create a touching tribute for your loved one. These things will also provide comfort to those who are living as you pay your final respects. Meaningful choices make meaningful funerals that are heartfelt.
Why Have a Funeral?
When we experience the death of someone we love, a funeral service fills several important needs. First, it provides for the dignified and respectful care of the person and special tribute to their life. Equally important, the funeral service helps survivors face the reality of death, which is the first big step toward taking grief from the inside and allowing us to express it on the outside through mourning. Together, close friends and relatives can lend support and consolation when they’re needed most.
What Makes a Funeral Meaningful?
No matter what kind of funeral ceremony you are planning, it helps to understand the components of a meaningful funeral. Meaningful funerals are made up of different parts that, when combined together, make for an incredibly emotional experience for you, your family and friends.