WHY HAVE A FUNERAL SERVICE?

Louisville Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home fosters an environment of openness, creativity, flexibility, innovation, and respect. These characteristics are what allow us to provide funeral services that are unique, memorable, and designed to meet the specific needs of each family. It is important for all of us to understand that funerals are a final tribute to the deceased, but the funeral service is for the living, those that are affected by the loss of a loved one or friend. For the living, funeral services provide a means of saying "farewell." For the deceased, funeral services provide a dignified and respectful disposition.

At Louisville Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, we offer several different types of funeral services based upon your individual needs. Regardless of the type of funeral service chosen, our services are custom tailored to meet your needs. Services might include musical numbers of special meaning to the family or decedent, memoirs (also called eulogies) by family, friends, or the clergy, reading from Scriptures or other personal favorites, stories, and perhaps even video presentations.
 

Our funerals are designed to serve several purposes including:
 

  • Celebrating the life that has been lived.
  • Providing an atmosphere for mourning and the expression of grief.
  • Serving as a central gathering place for family and friends to share their sorrow and give support to one another.
  • Helping survivors cope with their grief and move forward with their lives.
  • Serving as the first stop in the healing process.

Sir William Gladstone coined the phrase, "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals."