We Walk With You
The funeral service is one of the most important elements of your final arrangements. Our family at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home takes pride in working with you to truly personalize every aspect of your funeral. Together, we will ensure your funeral is just as unique and special as the person it honors.
Benefits of a Funeral Service
Whether your loved one has chosen burial or cremation, a funeral service fills an important role for your family and our community. It can:
- Honor, recognize and celebrate the life of your loved one
- Allow friends and family to say their last goodbyes
- Be the first step toward closure after the loss of a loved one
- Allow friends and family to come together as a community to console each other and your loved one’s survivors.
Funeral services can be formal or informal. Your faith and culture will also play a role in determining what elements are most important to you. You choose the location, time and approach.
We will help guide you through a thoughtful planning process that covers options like venue, officiant, order of service, flowers, tribute stationery and videos, photo displays, and memorial keepsakes.
Burial vs. Cremation
If your loved one did not express a preference for burial vs. cremation, it can be a difficult decision to make. Our family will explain the details of each method so you can decide what is best for your family.
If you choose burial, we will assist you in choosing a casket, vault, and final resting place.
If you choose cremation, we will assist you in choosing an urn and creating a plan for where the remains will be placed, buried, or scattered.
Choosing cremation does not limit the type of funeral service available to you. You can still have a visitation with the body present before cremation occurs. You can also choose a Memorial Service or Celebration of Life, either with or without the cremated remains present.
If your loved one’s final resting place is not local, we can assist with the shipment of remains, both domestically and internationally.
Your Planning Partner
All these decisions can seem overwhelming immediately after losing someone you love, but you can trust that our family at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home will walk you through the planning process with utmost care and concern.
Our goal is to ensure you experience a meaningful funeral that helps bring you peace and healing. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (847) 741-1128.