Our Traditional Funeral Services in Gaithersburg, MD
The Basics of Funeral Services
As one of the most respected funeral homes in Gaithersburg, MD, Thibadeau Mortuary Service has gained a reputation for upholding a strong commitment to providing both compassionate and quality traditional funeral services. In addition to our burial services and cremation service options, our traditional funeral services are a constant for the families of this community should they need to say goodbye to a loved one. Our facility and funeral home staff are ready and willing to stand by for families should they require our expertise. Below you will find detailed information about what is involved with our with our traditional funeral services.
Traditional funeral services generally 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. It is the first step of the healing process and helps to preserve the memory of the deceased. For families there is nothing more important after the loss of a loved one.
We hope that you have found this information to be a helpful step towards making an informed and confident end-of-life care decision. As part of our dedication to helping the families of Gaithersburg, MD, we would like to open ourselves to being contacted at anytime to either offer more information or to offer assistance.
If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to contact us at anytime. In addition, if you have any questions or require further information that is not available on our website, please get in touch. If your need for our services is immediate, we ask that you call us right away at 301-495-4950 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.