At Floral Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, we offer several different types of funeral services based upon your individual needs. Regardless of the type of funeral service chosen, our services are custom tailored to meet your needs. Services might include musical numbers of special meaning to the family or decedent, memoirs (also called eulogies) by family, friends, or the clergy, reading from Scriptures or other personal favorites, stories, and perhaps even video presentations.
Our funerals are designed to serve several purposes including:
Memorial services have become more and more common in this country, and in a way are a sign of the times. A memorial service is typically held without the remains of the deceased present, although an urn holding cremated remains is present in some cases. The service is often held within a week of the death. However, it can be postponed for a long period of time for the sake of the family's convenience. This may be the case especially if family members must travel great distances to attend. Some families decide to wait for a particularly meaningful holiday or anniversary to hold the service. Like a funeral service, a memorial service presents many opportunities to commemorate the loved one through the use of memory tables, photo boards, video tributes, and special music.
The memorial service itself is more informal than a funeral, allowing family members and loved ones to mix, mingle, and exchange recollections of the deceased. If you don't know many attendees, feel free to approach someone else standing alone, introduce yourself, and ask, "How did you know Steve?" The person is likely to be grateful to have someone to talk to.
At Floral Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, we understand the importance of family members, friends, and loved ones spending time supporting one another after a funeral rather than having to be concerned about preparing food and prepping for a funeral reception.
Catering services have been designed to accommodate small families with minimal needs or the largest of families with more elaborate needs. Catering services can be utilized at our state-of-the-art funeral home, a reception hall in the community, your own home, or at virtually any venue of your choosing.
Why Funeral Receptions are Important
The "After Funeral Gathering" or reception is an important event that is part of the healing process. It is a time for people to meet and greet one another, some of whom may not have seen one another in many years. It serves as an opportunity to provide a meal to those who have taken the time to show their support of your family. It can also act as a reunion of family members that are seldom seen. Once the formality of the funeral service is over, the atmosphere at a reception tends to relax people so that they can be more themselves and share their thoughts and feelings.