When you make an appointment to speak to a funeral director at an Antioch, TN funeral home, you’ll want to be able to get the guidance you need to plan a funeral or cremation. You’ll be able to ask questions, solicit feedback, and get valuable help in arranging final service that honor the memory of your relative and that comfort the living.
But in the process of getting the help you need, there are certain statements you won’t hear come out of a funeral director’s mouth. And for this you should be grateful.
“A Funeral Service isn’t that Important.”
A funeral service serves an important purpose. For one, it’s a rite of passage that helps families to mourn their dead. It also affords the opportunity for families to mourn and commemorate the deceased in a group setting. Another reason that a funeral service is critical is that, for some people, the service is the irrefutable evidence that someone is really and truly gone forever. This means that it can help mourners to accept what has happened so that they can move on.
“There’s No Value to Having a Viewing.”
It’s true that some families opt to forego the viewing process altogether, but there are good reasons for holding one. During the viewing, the body is present in a casket. The family, friends, and well-wishers will come to the venue, view the body, and comfort one another. For some people, the viewing can help to facilitate the grieving process. There’s something about seeing the body of the deceased in an open casket that can drill home the fact that they really are gone. So a viewing can have particular benefit for those having a hard time accepting what has happened. They will be presented with the hard truth – but in a supportive environment.
“Funerals are Too Expensive. It’s Best to Go with Cremations.”
Funerals do cost more than cremations, generally speaking, but that doesn’t mean that you have to, or even should, select a cremation over a funeral. The first matter to consider is what the deceased had wanted. If they choose one over the other, then honor their request. If you and your family are responsible for choosing the body disposition type, however, then figure out which one would be best for all concerned. A funeral, for instance, may be the right choice if your family prefers to go with tradition, wants a body disposition that’s more in line with their religious background, or some other reason. But either option is a great choice.
These are some of the statements that no funeral director will ever say to you. If you need to speak to someone who can help you plan a funeral or cremation, contact us at Ellis Funeral Home & Cremation Service to talk to our funeral director. We’re the only Antioch, TN funeral home you need in your corner. Call us at (615) 255-5412 to speak to our funeral director or come by our office at 2627 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN to talk to someone in person.