Funeral Home & Cremations IN Abita Springs, LA

Abita Springs, LA Funeral Home and Cremations

THE IMPORTANCE OF HONORING YOUR PASSED LOVED ONE

When a loved one passes, you will likely want to arrange funeral/memorial services right away. But, this is an emotional time and it may be difficult to know how and where to begin. Luckily, the staff at EJ Fielding Funeral Home in Abita Springs, LA, is experienced in handling all the necessary arrangements so you don’t have to.

You—like all who grieve—want to honor your loved one’s life and death in the most appropriate, unique, and delicate manner. EJ Fielding is a leading provider that helps create memorable after-death services and healing experiences for Abita Springs and the surrounding areas. The staff here is committed to servitude and life-honoring practices.

Here are five questions our staff suggests you ask a funeral director during the selection process:

1.       How long have you been in business?
Of course, you will want to choose a funeral home with extensive experience. You can not redo this ceremony—so it needs to be handled with the utmost care. So, choose a place with extensive experience in the industry. What is extensive? You decide. In general, the longer the funeral home has been in business, the better. Select a location which has handled many funerals of all different natures: religious, traditional, celebratory, unique, etc.

2.       What arrangements does the funeral home handle?

There are full-service and there are partial-service funeral homes. Full service refers to assistance from start to finish: coordinating all details involving the transportation of the deceased, final disposition, timeline of events, cremation services, music, decoration and flowers, and any paperwork, permits, and the death certificate.  

3.       How much will these arrangements cost?
Obviously, the price may not be in the forefront of your mind during this upsetting time; however, the cost is a significant consideration. Funerals can be inexpensive and they can be very costly. There should be a variety of packages and services from which to choose so you can work within a budget, if needed.

4.       Ae you family-owned?
This may seem like an odd question. But, overall, family-owned funeral homes are preferred by many. Usually, a family-owned place has been passed down through the generations and is held to a very strict standard of care. This commitment establishes goodwill in the community and familial connection for residents, as well as builds trust. 

5.       Do you offer any grief care/services?
When choosing the right funeral home for your loved one, choose a funeral home which provides support while guiding you through the process. At EJ Fielding, we offer:

Online grief support: counseling services, group grief support, and interactive videos are available to you anytime, 24/7. Get to know our Executive Counseling Director here: http://www.drvirginiasimpson.com/

Grief support resources: sometimes your friends and family are not enough to relieve the grief you feel. At EJ Fielding, we offer the following aftercare grief sessions:

Center for Loss & Transition

Growth House

GriefNet

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

365 days of grief support via email: messages of hope, affirmation, and healing are delivered to your email inbox every day. These small doses of comfort have proven to be very helpful for our clients.

6.       What does a funeral or memorial service involve?
Not everyone does it the same way. You will want to work with someone who will allow you to customize the funeral services to your needs and accommodate your wishes to honor your loved one’s memory.

Services provided by EJ Fielding
Funeral and memorial services are such an important arrangement for the family members and loved ones of the deceased. Our staff wants to ensure we are providing a diverse set of options for grieving families.

Funeral/memorial services: coming together provides the bereaved an opportunity to find comfort, express emotions, and share memories. Here, you can celebrate the choices they made and the relationships you shared.

Permanent memorialization: this is simply a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember their loved one. Examples: cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden. Remember, a permanent place to visit helps in maintaining the connection with your loved one. 

Cremation: this only refers to the manner in which your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. This can be combined with any funeral or memorial service of your choosing.

Burial services: choose any structure, from following tradition with a viewing to a more relaxed environment in your own home.

Have more questions? Please call our trained and professional staff here at EJ Fielding Funeral Home. It’s important you choose the right place for you and your loved one so you feel supported and valued while you are guided through this difficult time. We are here for you and would be honored to serve you.

E J Fielding Funeral Home Inc. | 2260 W 21st Ave, Covington, LA 70433 | (985) 892-9222