Obituaries

Geneva Charles
B: 1918-03-16
D: 2019-01-10
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Charles, Geneva
Vernita Adams
B: 1938-11-13
D: 2019-01-08
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Adams, Vernita
Sa'Mya Lumar
B: 2019-01-01
D: 2019-01-07
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Lumar, Sa'Mya
Rita Brown
B: 1948-11-12
D: 2019-01-06
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Brown, Rita
Sidney Mitchell
B: 1949-08-20
D: 2019-01-04
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Mitchell, Sidney
Berthella Clark
B: 1921-10-21
D: 2019-01-03
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Clark, Berthella
Melvin Dumas
B: 1957-10-24
D: 2018-12-26
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Dumas, Melvin
Ella Perrilloux
B: 1929-03-29
D: 2018-12-24
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Perrilloux, Ella
Louis Ambrose
B: 1954-08-05
D: 2018-12-24
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Ambrose, Louis
GLORIA NELSON
B: 1939-02-25
D: 2018-12-21
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NELSON, GLORIA
Tracy Baker
B: 1964-08-24
D: 2018-12-18
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Baker, Tracy
RONALD HOLLAND
B: 1953-06-30
D: 2018-12-15
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HOLLAND, RONALD
Lester Washington
B: 1952-06-23
D: 2018-12-01
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Washington, Lester
Hamilton Dumas
B: 1939-10-17
D: 2018-12-01
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Dumas, Hamilton
Ann Johnson
B: 1949-04-04
D: 2018-11-30
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Johnson, Ann
Ethel Burke
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2018-11-28
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Burke, Ethel
Ermer Roussell
B: 1933-11-30
D: 2018-11-26
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Roussell, Ermer
Loumonth Jack
B: 1958-12-03
D: 2018-11-26
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Jack, Loumonth
Allen Zenon
B: 1985-03-20
D: 2018-11-24
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Zenon, Allen
Amelia Roussell
B: 1927-03-31
D: 2018-11-22
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Roussell, Amelia
Joe Ann Akpan
B: 1953-03-25
D: 2018-11-21
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Akpan, Joe Ann

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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 225.258.4039 to begin.

Online Sources:

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