A funeral is an important part of grieving, and often the first step in the healing process. For thousands of years, funerals have been the preferred means of expressing grief and paying tribute to loved ones. When dealing with loss and grief, there is no single solution that meets the needs of every individual. The type of service chosen is largely based on the personal preferences of both the survivors and the deceased. The important thing is that you acknowledge the passing of a loved one in a way that is meaningful and helpful in your healing, and that you realize you are not alone.
At Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, we understand that all the decisions that go into planning a funeral can seem overwhelming. Our experienced professionals will help guide you through the process - from selecting the type of service to choosing a casket, outer burial container, and other important items.
We offer the following options for Burial Services:
(open casket): A viewing is the time when family and friends come to see their loved one after he/she has been prepared by the funeral home. A viewing may be private with only immediate family members present, or public with extended family and friends. Following the viewing, a religious or non-religious funeral ceremony may be held. Your loved one is then brought to a cemetery for in-ground burial or above ground entombment.
(closed casket): A visitation is the time when family and friends come to honor their loved one without a viewing. As is the case with a viewing, the visitation may be held for immediate family members only, or with extended family and friends. The visitation may be followed by a religious or non-religious funeral ceremony. Afterward, your loved one is brought to the cemetery for in-ground burial or above ground entombment.
For this option, there is no viewing or visitation for your loved one. A religious or non-religious funeral ceremony is held for family and friends. The service can be held at the funeral home, at a place of worship, at another public or private facility, or at the graveside, followed by in-ground burial or above ground entombment.
Immediate Burial Service: For immediate burial service, there is no viewing, visitation, or funeral ceremony. Your loved one is brought to the cemetery for in-ground burial or above ground entombment.