Obituaries

Gloria Vincent
B: 1931-09-21
D: 2019-07-10
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Vincent, Gloria
Isaiah Bond
B: 1995-08-03
D: 2019-07-09
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Bond, Isaiah
Alphonso Holland
B: 1943-02-01
D: 2019-07-05
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Holland, Alphonso
Mary Watson
B: 1920-04-10
D: 2019-07-05
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Watson, Mary
Lucille Plummer
B: 1934-02-13
D: 2019-07-03
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Plummer, Lucille
Shirley Williams
B: 1943-12-25
D: 2019-07-02
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Williams, Shirley
Donnell Warren
B: 1977-01-24
D: 2019-06-30
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Warren, Donnell
Nathaniel Wharton
B: 1937-01-11
D: 2019-06-28
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Wharton, Nathaniel
Marie Johnson
B: 1918-11-17
D: 2019-06-27
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Johnson, Marie
Novella Joyner
B: 1928-10-05
D: 2019-06-27
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Joyner, Novella
Louis Beale
B: 1940-12-01
D: 2019-06-26
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Beale, Louis
Edna Jackson
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2019-06-25
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Jackson, Edna
Stefon Grimes
B: 1995-09-08
D: 2019-06-25
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Grimes, Stefon
Sharon Breckenridge
B: 1966-10-20
D: 2019-06-23
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Breckenridge, Sharon
Shirley Perez
B: 1951-02-17
D: 2019-06-23
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Perez, Shirley
Artabus Fauntleroy
B: 1969-11-07
D: 2019-06-22
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Fauntleroy, Artabus
Rosa Frazier
B: 1935-08-26
D: 2019-06-19
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Frazier, Rosa
Mary Dancy
B: 1950-11-10
D: 2019-06-19
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Dancy, Mary
George Cook
B: 1956-02-05
D: 2019-06-18
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Cook, George
Evette Ford
B: 1965-11-18
D: 2019-06-15
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Ford, Evette
Mattie Glenn
B: 1917-09-23
D: 2019-06-15
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Glenn, Mattie

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 757-622-1085 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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