Designing a Tribute

Step Two – Designing a Tribute

If you are not confident about your tribute plans and need some ideas to assist you, we have provided a list of specialized themes for services we have designed over the last 50 years in the Customize Tributes section. By reviewing them you may find one which can be adjusted to celebrate your loved one’s personality and history. Based on the tribute design, we will explain the merchandise needed, a break down of the expenses and costs, and give you the choice of itemized billing or discount packages when available. We provide merchandise choices in all prices ranges and with our years of experience and resources we pride ourselves in finding excellent merchandise within all price ranges.

As you make your choice in the type of service, below are items you should give thought and consideration before meeting with our staff. Your input will be vital as we create this special tribute for your loved one. With our ministerial and musical resources, any areas of uncertainty we can help provide you assistance.

  • Merchandise Selection
    • If burial, Metal or Wood Casket
    • If cremation, the type of urn
  • Vault Selection
    • Our staff will give you legal guidelines per cemetery
    • Explain product differences for each type of Burial vs. Cremation vaults
  • Cemetery Selection
  • Service Location/Date/Time
  • Officiating Ministers and/or Speakers
  • Song Selection … a list of songs, musicians, and/or singers
  • Literature Selection… favorite poems, scripture, and literature to be included
  • Name of pallbearers if necessary
  • Selection of Memorial items included but not limited to Service Bulletins, Memorial DVD, Memorial Portrait, etc.
  • Drafting an obituary

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