Funerals serve an important purpose: they allow us to recognize a life that was lived and acknowledge that the life has come to an end. Funerals exist for the living, for survivors who suffer the loss of a loved one. We understand that every family is different. Influences such as religious and cultural traditions, cost concerns and personal preferences make each funeral as unique as the person who is being honored.
There are three basic ingredients in the funeralization process. First, a form of final disposition of the body must be decided upon. Second, the type of service desired must be arranged. Third, the appropriate permanent memorial needs to be selected.
At Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries, we honor all beliefs and traditions and encourage families to create very personalized services. We are adept at working with Ministers, Priests, Imams, and Rabbis. It is important to acknowledge the life that has been lived, and to offer to the community a way in which to celebrate that life. By offering services that are very personal and special, a unique life can be remembered and honored in a way that is comforting to the family and friends.
At Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries, we know that every family we serve is unique, and we strive to make each service a personal tribute to the life that has been lived. We provide a wide variety of choices that will help fulfill a family's wishes, from a traditional funeral to a personalized service that celebrates a loved one's interests and hobbies.
The following are ideas that you may use to personalize a service:
- Video Tributes
- Photographic Collages
- Displays of personal memorabilia, such as awards, trophies, or favorite pastime items, such as garden tools
- The writing of personal notes by family and friends during the service
- Service folders & registry books that reflect personal style and interests
- Music selections from our extensive library
- Live musicians
- Special customs particular to different faiths, ethnic groups, and fraternal organizations
- Displays of uniforms and equipment for government employees
- Reception following or instead of the service
- Have motorcycles in the procession for a motorcycle enthusiast or have a cowboy's horse lead the procession for a cowboy
Our funeral directors are committed to helping you create a special tribute to your loved one that will honor a life well-lived. We encourage you to share your ideas, customs and wishes with us.