J Geils Funeral Services
For those who have experienced a death, the idea of preparing a funeral becomes so daunting often. We are here to help lighten the load and inform you of the real meaning for you and the family that a ceremony will bring.
Memorial Services’ Calming Ability
It’s never easy to deal with a tragedy, and resources are an integral part of the continuum of healing. A funeral service offers a welcoming atmosphere for people who are mourning, in which they may continue to find comfort, say farewell, and come to grips with the loss. Gathering with friends and family offers everyone the chance to interact, exchange experiences, provide words of sympathy, and develop a lifelong warmth and support network as they continue the road to recovery and peace. No matter the setting, theme, or path you chose, our talented staff are proud to help you develop a service that represents the special life experience of your loved one.
When planning a funeral, there are numerous elements you may chose from, based on your particular needs and preferences:
Immediate Burial implies that without a public event or meeting, the actual remains of the loved one would be preserved or entombed.
Visitation (also referred to as “viewing,” “wake” or “calling hours”) enables relatives and friends to visit with the deceased loved one in a space (in an open or closed casket) and offers everybody the chance to say farewell and offer the bereaved their comfort and condolences.
At a funeral home, in a church or even at your home, funeral or memorial services will take place. The funeral is a ritual for praising, preserving, and recalling the presence of the deceased. Both conventional or unique, it is possible to personalize both the visitation and the funeral service to represent the uniqueness of your loved one.
At the graveyard, Graveside, Church, or Committal Services are performed, which encourage relatives and friends to be present when their loved one is moved by land burial to his or her final disposition.
To all the families that have supported my father, Jim, throughout his 45 years as a funeral director, I hope you will continue to let me serve you moving forward.
Filling my father’s shoes, will not be an easy task and something I will forever strive for; however, he has given me the knowledge, guidance, experience and lasting relationships within the funeral industry that will hopefully make this transition possible.
He was my confidant, superior but mostly my biggest fan. I know he will be with me always, leading and guiding me to be the best funeral director I can be.
I will continue my father’s legacy as best and for as long as I can, with your love, help and support.
Monica Geils Conroy
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer