Personalize a Memorial Service
A Memorial Service celebrates a life lived, and can take many forms. Whatever your wishes, our staff will be pleased to give you full details about our products and services, and help you make your decision.
Every funeral service should be a memorable, warm reflection of the person who has died. All of our services can be personalized to meet your family's needs or wishes. Every life is unique and we make sure each Memorial Service reflects that.
Experts agree that the benefits of a service are for those who are left behind after a death. A "closure" of sorts must occur to help survivors adjust to their loss and recognize that a death has occurred. A memorial service provides the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the life that was lived and allow the healing process to begin.
It's important to recognize that funerals and memorial ceremonies are for the living ... for those who are affected by the loss of a loved one. A funeral is similar to other ceremonies in our lives. Like a graduation ceremony, a wedding, a baptism, and a bar mitzvah, a funeral is a rite of passage by which we recognize an important event that distinguishes our lives.
The funeral declares that a death has occurred. It celebrates the life that has been lived, and offers family and friends the opportunity to pay tribute to their loved one.
Funeral costs vary depending on the funeral home and type of service selected. There are two types of costs associated with a funeral: (1) services provided by the funeral home and (2) merchandise such as a casket or urn. Contact Ballard Funeral Home for a copy of our General Price List.
Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence whether the body will be present at the funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and if so whether the casket will be opened or closed.
We understand the value of our services and the importance of personalization, which is why we offer a wide choice of personalization services to help make each service as unique as possible.
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All staff are professionals and very helpful. James was well prepared for me from my initial phone call with him, upon my arrival. He made the whole process easier for me.
The funeral home is well respected in our community. It has served our family in the past and shown dignity and respected our loved ones.
Tamra was very helpful. Rodney made the decisions easy and Douglas McGraw put together the service we were hoping for. We didn't know exactly how and what to do. He was extremely helpful and did an outstanding job.