This is probably one of the most popular questions a funeral director receives.
This page, and the one on cremation, may be especially difficult for you, yet deciding between burial and cremation is one of the first choices you must make.
Decomposition of the body in the earth (after burial) is the slow oxidation of the body tissues.
A visitation offers a chance for people to "pay their final respects" to the deceased.
A memorial service is a service without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures according to the community and religious affiliations.
A funeral is so much more than a way to say goodbye; it's an opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special.