Full-Service Traditional Funerals by Riverview

The Traditional Funeral Service typically has three important components.

Burial or Cremation Can Follow The Traditional Funeral Service.

The Visitation

(also known as a wake or calling hours) 

Typically held in the Funeral Home with the casketed remains present.

The casket may be open or closed.

Families are encouraged to bring photographs, memorabilia, and other items of the deceased to personalize the visitation.

This is a time for family, friends, and the community to offer condolences and share fond memories of the deceased.

Visitations are an important ritual in the funeral process as this is the time the family is comforted by visitors.

The Funeral Service

The Funeral Ceremony is typically held in a Funeral Home or Place of Worship with the casketed remains present.

The casket may be open or closed.

The Funeral Ceremony is the formal service with funerary rites, prayers, music, and usually a eulogy read.

At the Conclusion of the Funeral Ceremony, the Funeral Director and Support Staff will escort the Mourners to their vehicles for a Funeral Procession to the place of committal.

Your choice of Burial, Entombment or Cremation may follow the Funeral Ceremony.

The Committal Service

The Committal Service is simply a graveside service.

This is the final part of the funerary rites for the deceased involving a brief concluding service, typically with prayers at the time you commit the body to its resting place.

The committal service can be held at the gravesite in a cemetery, a cemetery chapel within a mausoleum (prior to entombment) or in a chapel at the crematorium prior to the cremation process, if cremation has been chosen rather than burial.

Common Questions about Burial Services:

Cemetery Choices & Options for Burial:

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