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Designing Your Funeral

There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate your loved ones life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll discuss in detail every thing you will need.

How to Honor a Life

It’s about bringing those you love together at a time of loss. It’s a natural thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing.

You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day, the musical selection, the order of service, and songs you would like sung. We can arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service.  Hawkins-Taylor Funeral Home will help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.

Burial or Cremation?

Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for.  But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that is the case, please know we are able to help you come to the                                                                                           perfect decision for your loved one and for you.

Once you decide, the finer details come into focus. If you have chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. Naturally, we are here to help you.

If cremation is your choice, then you will need to make the next decision - whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche or buried on the cemetery grounds.

Hawkins-Taylor Funeral Home can help guide you though this difficult time.

What's Next?

Now that we've given you the basics, it is time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak about their feelings and desires.

When you need us we are here - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please call for information any time.   Rev. John C. Hawkins Taylor 859-255-7633 or e-mail [email protected].