First Viewing —
Peaceful way for family to acknowledge and process their loss in an intimate environment, in the presence of only close family. Our talented care center staff goes to great lengths to create phenomenal experience.
Offers a time to gather and for others to express condolences in a safe place where it’s ok to cry. We have visitations in the funeral home or other controlled environment so that the family is spared from having hundreds of these conversations in public places (like the grocery store), where emotional conversations might be difficult.
Funeral or Memorial Service —
A funeral or memorial service can be as traditional or non-traditional as the family would like. Most families have a natural need to honor their loved one through some type of ceremony or ritual. This is the opportunity for the family to do one last thing for their loved one. The service can involve a minister or celebrant, music, videos, pictures — and can take place anywhere from a chapel or church to an outdoor venue.
Committal/Graveside Service —
The committal service takes place at the site of disposition (cemetery, mausoleum, columbarium, etc). The purpose of the committal service is for family and friends to walk with their loved one to their final resting place — and to do it in a way that respects and honors the life they lived. When family and friends visit in years to come, they can remember the committal site for the honor and respect paid to their loved one.
Grief Resources After the Service —
Unique to Thomas McAfee Funeral Home are the grief resources we provide after the service. Whether you need help connecting with community grief groups or want to speak with our on staff grief counselor, we want to continue to help you adjust to your loss after the service is over. Of course, our grief services are complimentary for families we serve.