At Leon L. Williamson
Funeral Home, our staff of experienced professionals will guide your
family, throughout this difficult time, in making your tribute to your
loved one very special. We will provide information, answer all
questions you may have, and act upon your preferences in planning for
your loved one’s final tribute. Influences such as cost concerns,
religious traditions, and cultural traditions will be recognized during
the planning of a memorable celebration of your loved one’s life.
TRADITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY LEON L. WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME
Whether burial or cremation, the family may wish to have a
visitation, affording family and friends to view their loved one, spend
time together, extend sympathies, and honor the transition from life to
death of their loved one. Visitations (often called wakes) are helpful
in allowing families to acknowledge the reality of death and to say
their final goodbyes. Visitations often take place in churches or in
our funeral home chapels, usually the evening before the traditional
funeral service or before the traditional funeral service begin.
FULL TRADITIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE
A full traditional funeral service includes the
professional services of Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home funeral
directors and staff, including embalming and other preparation of the
remains of the decedent; a viewing or visitation; receiving of family
and friends; and a funeral service at a church, in one of our funeral
home chapels, or other location of the family’s choice. After the service, family and friends follow the hearse to the
family’s selected burial site for a final committal ceremony.
A graveside service is held at the burial site where the
remains of the loved one will be interred, rather than in a
church, funeral home or other location. Some of the expenses associated
with a traditional service may not be necessary such as those for
limousines, floral arrangements, and flower cars. There are many
variations of graveside services. Families may arrange for the clergy
and guests to meet them at the graveside for the committal service. As
per the family’s wishes, the service may be open to all persons who wish
to attend the service or may be limited to the immediate family.
Graveside services are sometimes followed by memorial services held in a
church, in one of our funeral home chapels, or in a location of the
family’s choice, usually taking place at a later date.
During a memorial service, the remains of the loved one
are not present. This service may be held at a church, in one of our
funeral home chapels, or at the location of the family’s choice.
Memorial services are often held when the funeral service will take
place in another state, affording family and friends who may not be able
to travel to come together to honor, remember, and celebrate the life
of the deceased. During this time, memorabilia, photographs, videos,
and other personal items of the loved one are available for viewing.
Families are encouraged to personalize the service by having those who
knew their loved one share fond memories with those in attendance.
Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home assists families in
transferring their loved ones to out-of-state funeral homes. As a
full-service funeral home, we are able to provide all necessary
pre-travel services, arrange authorization for travel, and escort the
remains of the decedent to the transportation connector – to be
forwarded by air.
ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL SERVICES - PROVIDED BY LEON L. WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME
DIRECT OR IMMEDIATE BURIAL
Direct or immediate burial includes basic services
extended by our funeral home staff; however, embalming, non-basic
services of our staff, and use of any facilities for viewing,
visitation, or for a funeral ceremony are not included. We transfer the
remains of the decedent from the place of the decedent’s death to our
funeral home. The decedent is then placed in a casket or state-approved
burial container and transported to the cemetery. This type of service
is more often used for the respectable and final disposition of
decedents without families or for decedents who cannot be identified by
authorities and are in need of dignified, yet simplified arrangements
for their final dispositions. There are no final rites or funeral home
staff present during the interment. A memorial service may be held at
the graveside at a later date.
Direct cremation includes basic services extended by our
funeral home staff; however, direct cremation does not involve embalming
or use of facilities for gatherings or for a funeral ceremony. The
remains of the decedent are transported from the place of the decedent’s
death to our selected crematory. After cremation, the remains of the
decedent are placed in an urn or approved container and transported by
Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home and given
to the decedent’s family. There are no final rites or funeral home
staff present during the interment. A memorial service may be held at a
Please speak with a funeral director for more detailed information about services provided by Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home, and prices associated with the different services provided.