Personalized Services

We offer many ways to help families personalize and customize a funeral or memorial service. Personalization not only provides a special way to remember a loved one, it also allows those present to participate in the ceremony. In addition to some of our Personalizing Services presented below, we welcome the opportunity to discuss other options as well to assist you in creating a truly memorable service. 

-Display photographs 

A display of photographs rekindles memories and stimulates people to reminisce, share a story or even a laugh. A framed portrait can be displayed during visitation, service and/or at home. 

-Use photos in DVD tributes 

A tribute on DVD prompts conversation about good memories and special times shared. We encourage families and friends to gather photos and use a tribute on DVD during visitation hours or services in our chapel. 

 

-Use Candles 

  • Adding the warm glow of candlelight is a way to create a calm and peaceful ambience before, during and after the ceremony. 
  • Personalization -some types of candles can be even personalized with the photo of your loved one, dates or even a poem. 

-Use a dove release 

  • If not practical due to seasonal conditions, we suggest that the release commemorate a special anniversary or event following the services. Ask one of our funeral directors. 
  • For millennia, the dove has been the symbol of the human soul. These elegant birds leap into the sky with energy and exuberance. 

-Use mementos and personal items 

  • We encourage families to display cherished mementos, collectibles and personal items, such as awards, trophies or favorite items, such as garden tools, that will evoke fond and pleasant memories of the unique person he or she was. 
  • The writing of personal notes by family and friends during the service
  • Prayer cards, register books and acknowledgement cards that reflect personal style and interest
 
 

-Use music 

  • Families may supply their own music or are welcome to choose from the Lawrence Funeral Home music library. 
  • Live music -We also offer the option of live music. Our extensive list of talented musicians includes quartets, vocalists, bagpipers and other instrumentalists. 

-Use the web 

  • Distant relatives and friends are now able to read on-line condolences left by family and friends 
  • View photographs and read the obituary or death notice 
  • Write condolences and recollections to the family 
  • Send flowers, memorials and giftbaskets 
  • A special customs particular to different faiths, ethnic groups and fraternal organizations; Military honors at service location or cemetery with a bugler to play taps

 

 

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