The Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home offers funerals ranging from the very simple to the elaborate in order to meet the needs of each individual family.
The funeral helps us deal with the reality that a loved one has died. It provides a time and place to remember and talk about the life and death of a loved one. The funeral is an appropriate time to say goodbye which is important in beginning the healing process. Choose a funeral option that best meets the needs of everyone in your family.
The Traditional Funeral Service is when your loved one is present. The night before the funeral there would be visitation generally in the evening with the casket open. The service itself is normally the following day either in the funeral home or in a church. After the funeral there is a procession to the cemetery for a committal service.
A Memorial Service is when the deceased is not present. It may take place at the funeral home, the families, a church, or even outdoors. This is a time to remember your loved one through fellowship with friends and family. A memorial service can be done after a burial or cremation if this meets the need of the family.
The Committal Service is a brief service at the gravesite after a tradition funeral service but prior to the burial. This is where family and friends say their final good byes at the final resting place by placing flowers on the casket.
Cremation is the reduction of human remains by intense heat and direct flame to bone fragments. The process is done in a retort or cremation chamber. The fragments are then placed in a temporary container or urn. Cremation is a form of disposition. It does not restrict you from having a visitation, open casket and a funeral service the following day.
Direct Cremation is when there is no funeral ceremony. Often a memorial service takes place following direct cremation.
Before choosing a funeral service, take in consideration the needs of each individual family member and the many options available to your family. It may help family members to have a viewing type of funeral service, to begin the healing process. The body present serves as a focal point for mourners and helps them acknowledge the reality of death. If there are any questions that need to be addressed please feel free to contact us at the funeral home.