Funeral and Memorial Service

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Funeral and Memorial Services

All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.

Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.

Funeral Services

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

Burial Services

If burial has been selected, usually ceremonies we design entail the casket being present. You may decide to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or or one of our beautiful chapels.
 We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.

Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We sincerely suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options available to you.

Green Burial

At Williams-Thomas Funeral Home we are honored to serve families who choose green burial,also known as natural burial.  Green burial is the disposition choice where individuals are truly allowed to become one with the earth again.  This is the most environmentally friendly option one can make when considering their final wishes.  There is no embalming and no vaults.  Our staff is well educated on the topic and we have many service and merchandise options available to fit your individual plans.  One of our own funeral directors has years of experience with green burial and worked at our local conservation cemetery.  We are lucky enough to live near Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, rated highest by the Green Burial Council.  This conservation cemetery's 93 acres of land include grassy meadows, forest and wetlands, all located on Prairie Creek Preserve.  Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery is a beautiful location to lay your loved one to rest and offers the unique opportunity to participate in the burial process, reminiscent of how Americans used to care for their loved ones.  For more information on green burial, please call us anytime and please visit Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery's website 

(photo by Melissa Hill)

You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift.

Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.