The funeral directors of Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre deeply value the power of funeral services and memorial ceremonies to assist families in healing after loss. All grief experts agree that a commemorative service for the deceased is essential in the grieving process of those they leave behind. Such gatherings bring surviving loved ones together in recognition of the passing and in memory of the departed. Family and friends can assemble to pay their final respects and say farewell to the deceased. Another beneficial aspect of a funeral or memorial gathering is that they provide a social source of comfort and support to the bereaved. Serving Normandy, MO, we offer customized life celebrations.
Lacking casketed remains, a memorial service can be held on the date and in the location of the family’s choice. Settings of significance to the loved one, such as a favorite restaurant, park, beach, mountaintop or reception hall, can be utilized to help capture his or her spirit in the event. Theming the ceremony to a hobby, sport, pastime, or lifestyle that the departed enjoyed will further personalize it. A memorial gathering can be religious or secular in nature, officiated by a clergy person, celebrant or close friend or relative of the loved one. You can also include the foods that the deceased liked and hold the assembly in his or her home or garden. A release of balloons, butterflies or doves can be orchestrated to occur at the end of the memorial service.
If your departed never indicated his or her preference and you are undecided, our highly experienced funeral professionals would be honored to assist you in choosing between cremation and interment and to provide you with the end-of-life merchandise that each requires. If you select burial, we have an extensive collection of caskets created in a multitude of colors, designs, materials and price ranges. We also have a variety of outer burial vaults available for purchase, as one is typically required by modern cemeteries to prevent the ground from settling, to preserve the beauty of the property and to facilitate its upkeep. We have cremation caskets, alternative containers and decorative urns for families to choose from for cremation-related purposes.