Traditional Funeral

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A traditional funeral service at Workman Funeral Homes, Inc. typically includes:

  • A visitation or viewing
  • Funeral Ceremony
  • Use of Workman Funeral Home's facilities and staff or that of another facility of the family's choice
  • A graveside committal service
  • Professional services by Workman Funeral Homes, Inc. staff to guide the bereaved through the funeral and grieving process
  • Personalization including flowers, photographs, and music to make each funeral unique and meaningful
  • Sale of necessary merchandise such as caskets or monuments

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the ritual of attending a funeral service provides many benefits including:

  • Providing a social support system for the bereaved.
  • Helping the bereaved understand death is final and that death is part of life.
  • Integrating the bereaved back into the community.
  • Easing the transition to a new life after the death of a loved one.
  • Providing a safe haven for embracing and expressing pain.
  • Reaffirming one’s relationship with the person who died.
  • Providing a time to say good-bye.

It is also possible to have a full funeral service even for those choosing cremation. The importance of the ritual is in providing a social gathering to help the bereaved begin the healing process.