At some point in our lives, we all have to face the reality of losing a friend or family member to death. The idea of losing someone we love, however, makes most people feel uncomfortable, confused, and afraid. Yet only when we face death can we truly understand the value and meaning of life itself. A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived and to determine the impact of that meaning for the family and friends. Funerals help bring together a community of mourners, creating an opportunity for friends and family to support each other emotionally, and to provide a sense of closure.
There is no single proper funeral service. At Roper & Sons Funeral Home, we understand that no one grieves in the same manner, and death rituals vary from culture to culture. We encourage families to create very personalized services. It is important to acknowledge that life that has been lived and to offer to the community a way in which to celebrate that life. We are honored to assist in the celebration of your loved one’s life and to help you find comfort during the planning of the funeral, the visitation or wake, the service, and long afterward.
How Your Funeral Director Serves You
When a death occurs, your primary responsibility is to yourself and the ones you love. There are a number of things that require attention simultaneously. Regardless of the day or hour, Roper and Sons Funeral Home is always prepared to respond to your needs quickly and competently. You will be introduced to a Funeral Director whose main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process. Among the services Funeral Directors and funeral home staff provide are:
- Arranging funeral plans
- Securing necessary permits and death certificates
- Care and custody of the body
- Coordinating all details with the clergy
- Arranging the music you have selected
- Preparation of the customized service folder and tribute video
- Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
- Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation
- Assisting in arrangements for cemetery space, grave opening and closing, flowers and monuments
- Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral
- Supervision of the funeral or memorial service
- All necessary arrangements for transportation, funeral service, and burial if the deceased is to be sent to a different location