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Patricia King
B: 1940-01-31
D: 2018-06-16
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King, Patricia
Neal Toliver
B: 1937-08-08
D: 2018-06-12
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Toliver, Neal
Tracy Henton-Williams
B: 1966-07-25
D: 2018-06-11
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Henton-Williams, Tracy
Amos Harring
B: 1995-01-15
D: 2018-06-09
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Harring, Amos
Zeter Phelps-Mason
B: 1929-05-13
D: 2018-06-05
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Phelps-Mason, Zeter
Gertrude Baker Thedford
B: 1937-02-19
D: 2018-05-28
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Baker Thedford, Gertrude
Xavier Aviles-Bracero
B: 2017-10-29
D: 2018-05-26
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Aviles-Bracero, Xavier
Robert Jackson
B: 1951-09-03
D: 2018-05-19
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Jackson, Robert
Sir. Jervante Jones
B: 2018-05-17
D: 2018-05-17
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Jones, Sir. Jervante
Deacon Henry Hill
B: 1946-01-11
D: 2018-05-14
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Hill, Deacon Henry
Annie Lee
B: 1948-02-18
D: 2018-05-06
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Lee, Annie
Lucille Simpson
B: 1935-10-01
D: 2018-05-06
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Simpson, Lucille
Gwendolyn Walters
B: 1954-08-23
D: 2018-05-03
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Walters, Gwendolyn
Mildred Chambers
B: 1929-04-14
D: 2018-05-03
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Chambers, Mildred
Brian DeGroat
D: 2018-04-30
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DeGroat, Brian
Charles Alexander
B: 1927-05-28
D: 2018-04-30
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Alexander, Charles
Tracy Dennis-Weeks
B: 1972-09-06
D: 2018-04-29
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Dennis-Weeks, Tracy
Brenda Gissendanner
B: 1958-11-12
D: 2018-04-28
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Gissendanner, Brenda
Lonnie Everett
B: 1932-06-12
D: 2018-04-28
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Everett, Lonnie
Willie Curry
B: 1991-12-16
D: 2018-04-21
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Curry, Willie
Michael Patterson
B: 1958-04-21
D: 2018-04-17
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Patterson, Michael

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Elements of a Traditional Funeral Service

Wake or 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.


 

traditional funeral service church Metropolitan Funeral Chapel

A traditional funeral service 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 a difficult time.

Read more about our traditional funeral services starting at $2,450.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (585) 436-7730 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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