It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
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Here at Funerals by T. S. Warden, we're committed to providing families with the best and most affordable funeral services and products. We also offer a diverse range of personalized funeral service options.
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 904-765-1234 to begin.
Direct Burial Services & Burial Packages
Throughout history, burial has been a common practice in human communities, large and small; around the world. Learn more about burial, the burial services we offer, as well as the basic components of a traditional funeral service in this section of our website.
Are you curious about the cremation process? Perhaps you're wondering why cremation is preferred by so many. In this section, you can explore the topics related to cremation, and read about the cremation services we offer families living in our community.
Read our section on what makes a memorial service and our guide for planning a great memorial service.
Specialty Funeral Services
As a full-service funeral home committed to offering area residents exclusive, specialized funeral services to choose from; we've spent a lot of time designing unique service offerings, many of which can be customized. Visit this section to explore the possibilities.
The $1995 Economy Funeral Package
Find out why to choose our casket-included funeral service. Providing quality funerals in Jacksonville since 2001, we are your friend in a time of need.
Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014