The opportunity for a private goodbye
Saying goodbye to your loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, many people skip this step. The sad reality is that failing to say goodbye to someone you love leaves emotional wounds that may never heal.
Some people who are pre-arranging their own funerals assume they are making it easier for their families by requesting to skip the viewing. Sadly, they are actually making it harder for their families. Allowing their body to be present is actually the last meaningful gift they can give to their loved ones, helping them accept the loss and begin their journey through the natural grief process.
At Oakcrest Funeral Services, every family will be given the opportunity to say a private goodbye before the funeral, cremation or burial service. Even if the family is planning to hold a public viewing and funeral ceremony, the immediate family will always be given the time for a private goodbye first to make the public event a little easier.