A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation, is usually the service of choice. At The Brian Mark Funeral Home we believe in the traditional funeral, because it best serves the needs of family and friends. Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs, and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence whether the body will be present at the funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and if so, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether the remains will be buried or cremated.
The traditional funeral service may include the following:
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
- Professional support and administrative staff assistance
- Use of visitation rooms
- General use of facilities for the service and arrangements
- Funeral Service
- Use of funeral coach
- Utility car
- Register book
- Acknowledgement cards
- Memorial folders or prayer cards
The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations. Generally, a member of the clergy or other person is chosen by the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing, or assisting the clergy.
If the ceremony is held in a church, there is no additional charge. Nor is there an additional charge for arranging and conducting fraternal services.