I will meet
with the deceased’s family member(s) during a personal home visit to interview
them about the life of their loved one as they share their memories and talk
about the impact the deceased had on their life and their community. The meeting usually lasts from one to three hours.
If necessary I can also meet over the phone
interview, I will create, in collaboration with the family, a well-crafted Portrait Ceremony that honorably reflects the life, history, values, beliefs,
culture, ethnicity and personality of the deceased. As part of Celebrant’s gold-standard of
excellence, the family is assured the final approval of the eulogy and all
elements of the service prior to the funeral.
Then I will officiate the service with warmth and sincerity for all to hear
process, I work closely with the Funeral Director to ensure that the needs of
the family are met and that all goes as planned. Finally, as a keepsake I gift a beautiful
copy of the eulogy and service to the family.
Graveside, Cremation or Committal Ceremony
We will have a relaxed telephone conversation in which I will hear about the deceased honoree's beliefs and values and your preferences for a simple, final rest ceremony. I will provide you with a basic outline for this simple ceremony along with sample readings and prayers from traditions I believe match your needs. You are welcome to offer readings and prayers as well and suggest family members or guests who might wish to read, sing or share in some other way. You will have final approval of the ceremony. I will officiate the service with warmth and sincerity and provide you with a copy of the service as a keepsake.
To set up a no-obligation call to learn more about these services please contact me here via email or call 828-230-3845