• Helpful Advice for Delivering a Eulogy

    Funeral San Diego

    If you have been selected to deliver a eulogy at a funeral service for a loved one, you may feel a complex mix of emotions. Delivering a eulogy is a high honor that only a few people will have the opportunity to execute during a funeral service for a loved one. Being selected to deliver a eulogy during a funeral ceremony can also fill many people with a sense of anxiety as they attempt to find the right words to celebrate the life of a close friend or family member.

    When you begin to draft the words to the eulogy that you will deliver, it is important to take time to remember exactly what it was about the recently deceased that make him or her special in your life. Recounting shared experiences and unique personality traits can help guests at the funeral to work through the grief of loss.

    Greenwood Memorial Park can help you to plan a custom funeral service near San Diego. Call us to discuss how we can be of assistance at (619) 701-6473. In addition to funeral services, we can also help you to arrange cremation services and help to select a memorial or burial plot.

  • Tips for Writing an Obituary

    If you’re planning a funeral service or cremation service, you may want to place an obituary in your local paper or on the funeral home’s website. If you’re pre-planning your funeral, you can write your own obituary ahead of time to ensure it says exactly what you want it to say.

    An obituary provides the reader with notice of death, a brief biography of the deceased’s life, and information about funeral services, burial services, or a request for donations. An obituary should be accurate above all, but it does not need to be lengthy. It should serve as a personalized memorial to the deceased, and a fitting honor to the life he lead. It should include a date of birth, date of death, list of survivors, and the date, time, and location of the funeral service or memorial service.

    At Greenwood Memorial Park, our experienced funeral home staff can guide you carefully through every step of planning a funeral service near San Diego. We can also offer grief counseling and grief support services for you and your family. To learn more about our cremation and funeral services, call us today at (619) 701-6473.

  • Demonstrating Proper Funeral Etiquette

    When you attend a funeral service at a funeral home, memorial park, or cemetery, you are there to provide grief support and encouragement for the family that is grieving. You should always behave respectfully in order to honor the dead and properly support the grieving family.

    Watch this video for information about proper funeral service etiquette. Steve Spann, a funeral home director, offers advice about how you should behave at a funeral ceremony or cremation ceremony, and how to properly demonstrate respect for the deceased and his family.

    If you’re looking for a funeral home and memorial park near San Diego that can assist you in planning a funeral service and cremation service, come see us at Greenwood Memorial Park. We can help with funeral arrangements and cemetery arrangements, and also offer funeral pre-planning services. To learn more about our funeral home and its services, call us today at (619) 701-6473.

  • What to Consider When You Pre-Plan a Funeral

    Funeral pre-planning allows you to make important decisions regarding the funeral home, cemetery options, burial plot, and personalized memorial you would prefer after death. When you pre-plan a funeral, you can also protect your family from additional financial and emotional grief associated with making funeral arrangements. Here are some important factors to consider when planning your funeral or cremation service.

    Your Preferred Funeral Home, Crematorium, and Cemetery Arrangements

    You must decide which funeral home, crematorium, and cemetery to use. If you chose cremation, you must also determine which columbarium you’d like to be entombed in, or which memorial park or cremation garden your ashes should be scattered in. The director at your funeral home or crematorium will guide you through your cremation and cemetery options. You may need to pick out a burial plot, casket, urn, or personalized memorial.

    Your Financial Options

    Some crematoriums and funeral homes that specialize in pre-planning funerals will allow you to pre-pay for funeral service or cremation services. You can set up a payment plan and investigate your funeral insurance options. This will prevent the need for family or friends to worry about paying for your funeral or cremation themselves.

    If you’re interested in assistance in planning your funeral near San Diego, come see us at Greenwood Memorial Park. Our experienced, compassionate funeral home staff has experience in funeral pre-planning, and we can accommodate funeral, burial, and cremation services for all religions and cultures. To learn more about how to pre-plan a funeral, call us today at (619) 701-6473.