Funeral Services

The thought of even planning a funeral can seem too difficult for those who are bearing a loss. Here at Jarnigan, our understanding staff is here to help ease your burden and show you how valuable a meaningful service can be for you and your family.

The Healing Power of Memorial Services

Coping with the loss of a loved one is always arduous, but holding a service is a crucial part of the recovery and grieving process. A service can help you and your family members begin to find closure, through saying their goodbyes, watching a memorial DVD that rekindles old memories, and reconnecting with the family around them. Coming together helps reconnect and strengthen families through a tough loss, where one another can find comfort and support along the way. No matter the style or location of the service you have chosen, our staff is happy to assist you in creating a unique service that reflects your loved one’s life.

Burial Services

There are different aspects that you can select when arranging a burial, depending on your specific needs and preferences:

Immediate Burial: Your loved one’s physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service

Visitation: (also known as “viewing”, “wake”, or “calling hours”) A visitation allows family and friends to gather in a room with their departed loved one (open or closed casket) and gives everyone a chance to say goodbye and offer support to one another.

Funeral or Memorial Services: Funeral or memorial services can occur at any appropriate location (church, funeral home, or at your own home). Webcasting/Recording of the funeral service is available for families who have family and friends who are unable to attend the service.

Graveside or Committal Services: These services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be there when their loved one is being transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.

Cremation Services

A big misconception about a cremation is that there isn’t or can’t be a funeral service or visitation. When you choose cremation, we encourage you to hold a memorial service as well. You can provide an opportunity for friends and family to say their goodbyes by holding a final viewing before the cremation. You can also hold a formal service before after cremation. After cremation is finished, there are a variety of choices when it comes to your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Interment: You can bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be on a family plot, cremation niche or urn garden, a memorial site, or in a variety of other outdoor or indoor settings and locations. If you are unsure, please ask our staff about your options.
  • Graveside Services: Graveside services are akin to those celebrated at normal ground burial, in which your family is present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor your departed loved one through memorial, prayers and other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering: Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s remains in a cemetery, memorial garden, or at any meaningful location.
  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns: This allows family members who are separated by distance to also have a final resting place in a nearby location.