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 Resthaven Gardens of Memory & 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.
The staff at Resthaven Garden of Memories are the most friendly and compassionate group of people you would have the pleasure of working with during your time before and after a loss. We started working with them over 3 years ago in the preplanning stages of our funerals. And now at the time of the passing of my husband they were there for my every need on that special day and continue to be at this time. A special thanks to Britt and Karen that made a dreaded situation into a memorable time for all of our family and friends. Thanks again to everyone else that was involved.
Shanna Bryant was most attentive to our needs. Always right by my side making sure I was completely satisfied with everything. During the course of the evening she would check my mother to make sure her hair and clothes were still perfect. When my father and I went back to pick out her marker Mr Jack was so helpful, showing us all the different options, he was so patient, never rushing us into a decision. We are pleased with every service from the time they picked my mother's body up at the nursing home to the final good-bye.
On behalf of my family, we would like to thank the Resthaven team for all their love and support through this very tough time. We appreciate how they treated our family.
You were so nice to my family and I during our sad time. Thank you for being so helpful.
I just want to thank you for the wonderful care you took preparing my mother's body for viewing. You did a beautiful job. I also want to thank those who were the pallbearers and the cemetery staff who was so helpful especially Carla. Thanks for everything you did.