Obituaries

Timothy Johnson
B: 1997-06-02
D: 2017-05-22
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Johnson, Timothy
Kingston Jackson
B: 2015-05-06
D: 2017-04-14
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Jackson, Kingston
Andre Berry
B: 1993-10-26
D: 2017-03-10
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Berry, Andre
Mother Lenteen Lane
B: 1934-12-12
D: 2016-12-28
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Lane, Mother Lenteen
Vincent O'Connor
B: 1942-03-25
D: 2016-12-28
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O'Connor, Vincent
Vincent "Bennie" O'Conner
D: 2016-12-27
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O'Conner, Vincent "Bennie"
Donovan Laron Bell-Paramore
B: 1997-05-25
D: 2016-12-18
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Bell-Paramore, Donovan Laron
Lady V. Catherine Casey
B: 1940-10-14
D: 2016-11-02
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Casey, Lady V. Catherine
Kimberly Marie Gill
B: 1966-11-14
D: 2016-10-04
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Gill, Kimberly Marie
Samuel Ray Parker
B: 1945-02-13
D: 2016-09-21
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Parker, Samuel Ray
Arturo Milagros
B: 1958-09-15
D: 2016-09-19
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Milagros, Arturo
Ayodeji Olusanya
B: 2012-01-13
D: 2016-08-13
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Olusanya, Ayodeji
Mother Alice M. Farland
B: 1948-01-23
D: 2016-07-09
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Farland, Mother Alice M.
Mario Martell McGee
B: 1989-02-13
D: 2016-06-29
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McGee, Mario Martell
Marta Cartegena
B: 1918-04-21
D: 2016-06-25
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Cartegena, Marta
Rev. Elretha Thompson
B: 1935-08-26
D: 2016-06-17
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Thompson, Rev. Elretha
Monica Faye Allen
B: 2016-02-18
D: 2016-06-14
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Allen, Monica Faye
Mary J. Walker
B: 1941-02-24
D: 2016-06-06
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Walker, Mary J.
Wilbert Estes
B: 1931-09-01
D: 2016-05-25
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Estes, Wilbert
Cheryl A. Bruton
B: 1947-07-13
D: 2016-05-11
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Bruton, Cheryl A.
Lauren B. Stanfill
B: 1966-12-07
D: 2016-05-10
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Stanfill, Lauren B.

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 773-427-0707 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014