We invite you to explore the many unique ways to celebrate and honor a life.
We will first ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. We will then guide you in a path based on the choices that you make. Light Memorial gives you clear direction and will make arrangements to navigate you through the steps that are required. Whether you are planning ahead for your own life or faced with decisions to make for a loved one that has passed we are always available. Light Memorial is proud to now be serving Monrovia, Mooresville, Plainfield and all surrounding cities. A prearrangement can be transferred from any funeral home. Just because you make funeral arrangements at a particular location but later decide you want your service to be held at another facility it is never a problem. Light Memorial & Funeral Chapel is here for you twenty-four hours a day - just a phone call away.
Comfort in Tradition.
We’ll help you design a service with classic rites and rituals that will feel like timeless tributes.
Show the deepest respect to a veteran with a flag presentation and 21-rifle salute.
Together Is Better.
For burials and cremations, create a unifying service with readings, memories and spirituality.
Gather loved ones with a delicious feast in a relaxed gathering.
Bring a prized vehicle into the service, from a fire truck they served on to a restored hot rod.
No Place Like Home.
Bring family and friends together in a home or private garden, around familiar belongings.
How Would You Like To Be Honored?
Funerals unite people when they need each other most. These services can be opportunities to celebrate everything amazing about the life that was lived. And also to give guests a meaningful, healing experience. Explore a range of ideas and find what speaks to you.
A Sporting Celebration.
For fans, you can show the passion of the game through memorabilia, tailgating and more.
Keepsakes and Heirlooms.
Bring a set of objects that shares a treasured hobby, and guests can even leave with an item.
The Game Goes On.
For card sharks, Scrabble pros or billiard players, the game can be incorporated as a tribute.
Take The Stage.
For thespians and opera lovers, a theatrical event can be the perfect end to a brilliant life.
Into The Deep.
For a loved one who feels home at sea, cremated remains can be scattered over an expanse of ocean.
Reach for the Stars.
“Fly me to the moon; let me sing among those stars.” Many of us long to be able to travel among the planets of our solar system and out among the stars. Becoming part of the cosmos may be the perfect ‘send off’ for someone special.
Designing your Funeral
There are two facets of the design process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.
How to Honor a Life
It’s about bringing those you love together, at a time of loss and delivers closure for family, friends, and co-workers. A funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, it allows for the first step into healing. In today's society you may hear someone say they do not wish to have services, however most times people simply do not realize the importance of their being to others. While there is no right or wrong way to honor a life, funerals are for the living, the ones left behind, the ones that must endure the pain and sorrows with losing a loved one. Think of your life as an open book, not knowing what will fill tomorrow's pages, only that when your story comes to an end, your legacy will remain and may be shared with your family's future generation. How do you want to be remembered? At Light Memorial we believe there are possibilities in honoring a life and we promise is to provide you with the guidance and tools in doing so.
You can have your service anywhere, and any way, that you desire. Your choices may include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said, and what songs will be played. We can arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service. Whether the service ends in prayer or lanterns rise to light the sky at night our service options to you are endless. Keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can be given. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one.
Burial or Cremation?
You have the choice between burial and cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.
Once you decide, the finer details come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. Naturally, we will lead you through the entire process.
If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: if you would like your loved one to be present for the services or you may wish to have a memorial service without viewing of the deceased. Next whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, buried on the cemetery grounds or a specified place of your own, scattered at a favorite place or even several designated locations. You may decide to keep your loved one at home in an urn, or in multiple small keepsake urns. Other available options include containing the ashes in jewelry, pottery, concrete, glass artwork, or even diamonds. We can refer you to companies that will disburse the ashes into fireworks and balloons for a release celebrations. There are companies that scatter cremated remains at sea, from a plane, and even space flight.
In some communities, there's the option for a 'green burial.' If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll help you select an environmentally-friendly choice.
There is no cost obligation when preplanning a funeral. It's as simple as contacting the funeral home to gather your wishes and biographical information. It is the most selfless, loving act that you can do for your family.
Already have a Prepaid Funeral Arrangement?.....Contact us at (888) 255-8040 to receive information on transferring an irrevocable funeral trust to Light Memorial & Funeral Chapel, Monrovia.