Houston Burial Services
The earliest human burial service dates back 100,000 years, making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. Woodlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery in Houston, TX has the deepest respect for this traditional practice.
Burial services, or graveside services, can be seen in hundreds of Hollywood films and television productions. Many are, therefore, familiar with the format of a burial service. However, making arrangements for a graveside service on behalf of a deceased loved one and creating a truly meaningful, deeply personal event are often challenges.
Funeral services allow many mourners to focus on simplicity, just as the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Quaker religious orders strive for a simple, sincere approach to life. Many choose a burial ceremony due to their religious beliefs. They believe the peace and connection under an open sky bring tranquility and emotional comfort, and a funeral home in Houston, Texas can honor their traditions. Graveside services allow you, your family, and your friends to focus on what is most important.
Burial is an act of respect—an act that is more meaningful when witnessed.
How to Plan a Burial Service in Houston, TX
Our clients often haven’t experienced many great losses, so they don’t know how to plan a funeral burial. We’re here to help you through it, step by step.
Planning: Funeral plans require many considerations, from selecting a burial service to burying a recently deceased loved one. The decisions include choosing a cemetery, a place of burial within its grounds, a casket, and possibly a burial vault. You’ll also need to select a headstone or marker and write an inscription.
Cost: Funeral costs are another consideration. The casket is typically the most expensive purchase for a burial service, but it mustn’t cost more than you can afford. Woodlawn Funeral Home has a wide selection of caskets and burial vaults, and we’ll work with you to keep the funeral ceremony within your family’s budget. The type of casket chosen also depends on personal preference; whether it is fine hardwood or metal, we’ll guide you in making this important choice.
Motives and emotional needs: Mourners often prefer a simple funeral burial service or one guided by religious doctrine. While your loved one’s graveside service can a modified version of a traditional funeral, your creativity can be used to include meaningful readings, songs, and activities. We’ll help with these and in determining the best burial service date and time.
Leadership: As for who leads the event, it can be your funeral director, a member of the clergy, a celebrant, a family member, or a close friend. We’ll discuss this with you beforehand as part of the burial service outline. During planning, including funeral service order, your funeral director will sit with you as long as necessary to ensure the event captures a loved one’s essence and is filled with love and memories.
Let Woodlawn Funeral Home Help with Your Burial Service in Houston
Is a burial service the right decision? When you’re ready to discuss your wishes and address your options and estimated funeral costs, we’re here to walk you through the process. We understand making arrangements at funeral homes is a first for many, so our priority is to be available at any time of day, for any reason.
We are always happy to answer any questions and further discuss the specific burial services we offer. You may reach us at 844-291-2610.