Funerals & Cremation
There are many options we offer our families to help them honor their loved ones. Selecting a funeral service is a personal decision and we recognize that services are as unique as the individual being remembered. We pride ourselves in providing individual and personal funeral services that reflect your wishes and traditions. It is important to note that Loudon Park Funeral Home serves all cemeteries throughout Maryland. Families may call upon us for their funeral and cremation services and select a cemetery of their choice for the burial, they are not required to be buried at Loudon Park Cemetery.
Here are just some of the many professional services we provide:
- Traditional visitation and funeral service in our Primrose Chapel followed by burial.
- Traditional visitation and funeral service in your church followed by burial.
- Traditional visitation and funeral in our Primrose Chapel followed by cremation.
- Traditional visitation and funeral service in your church followed by cremation.
- Cremation without a visitation followed by a memorial service in our Primrose Chapel.
- Cremation without a visitation followed by a memorial service in your church.
- Direct cremation without visitation or services.
- A memorial gathering and use of our facilities.
Whether a death is sudden or expected, the loss of a loved one is indescribable. When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering. This section seeks to guide you through the immediate hours following a passing.
Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation and is followed by a funeral service. While the casket is typically present at both these events, it is your decision whether to have the casket open. You then have a number of options for interment.
Cremation is an increasingly popular option for many people, serving as an alternative to burial. Reasons for preferring cremation vary. Some religions request it, while other people consider it more environmentally conscious. Some may simply like the idea of cremation more. During cremation, the remains are placed in a special furnace and reduced to resemble coarse sand.
Giving a meaningful, moving eulogy can be a nerve-wracking situation for even the most accomplished public speaker, but it need not be. This guide will provide you with the information you need to strike the right balance of emotion and lightheartedness.
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