"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." -Unknown
Those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty deserve prestigious honor. At Family-Funeral & Cremation, we pledge to dignify veterans while respecting the wishes of their loved ones.
By providing discounted pricing and special touches for fallen soldiers and their family members, we are dedicated to ensuring veterans recieve the honorable funeral ceremony they earned by serving this country. We have fostered an extraordinary relationship with the Department of Veteran Affairs and offer many benefits and honors fit for veterans' funerals.
Our funeral staff is trained with a deep understanding of proper methods to create a dignified memorial service for members of the armed forces, and honor veterans based on traditions ingrained by their unique military branches.
To learn more about our special options for veterans, click this link.
For more information on how we can assist you and your family, please call us anytime at (850) 466-5440.
When preparing for the funeral of a loved one and a friend, it is important to keep manners and decorum top of mind. While the occasion is meant to help you process your grief, behaving offensively may interrupt the process for others.
To avoid stepping on any toes, it may be helpful to adhere to the following guidelines.
It's not the appropriate time to make a fashion statement, and it's certainly inappropriate to dress casually (i.e. baseball cap, tennis shoes). Your attire should reflect your feelings of sympathy, dignity and respect for the deceased and the bereaved.
When in doubt? Go the traditional route and wear a simple black dress or suit.
What to say when you're at a loss for words.
When speaking to close loved ones to the bereaved, you may feel pressure to say the exact right thing. Take this pressure off and focus on being sincere. When you overexert condolences, you may appear ingenuine and more insensitive than if you had not said a word.
Instead, share a fond memory of the deceased and make it short and sweet. The more you say, the more room you make for mistakes, inadverdantly saying something that comes off as insensitive.
Keep it simple! Stating something like, “My thoughts are with you,” or “I’m sorry for your loss,” shows your support without overdoing it.
This may be an ideal opportunity to teach your child about the cycle of life. If you're worried about your child's behavior, pick a seat near an exit for a quick escape to the nearest foyer.
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Family-Funeral & Cremation is proud to be Pensacola's premier affordable cremation service. Today, nearly 40% of individuals opt for cremation for themselves or their loved ones. We have compiled a list of three benefits for choosing cremation over traditional burial.
1) Cremation is cost-effective
With today's average funeral costing upward of $10,000, it's no wonder cremations have risen in popularity. Because cremation eliminates the need for a casket or vault, a burial plot and embalming services, the total cost for funeral services is decreased.
At Family-Funeral & Cremation, we offer transparent, up-front pricing for our cremation services at a fraction of the average cost.
2) Cremation offers endless possibilities for memorializing
In recent years, there has been an influx of unique options meant to memorialize those who have been cremated. Along with having cremated remains buried, scattered in a meaningful location or displayed at home in an heirloom urn, individuals can also opt to have their ashes planted as a memorial tree, grown into a coral reef, locked into an hourglass, displayed as a firework show, mixed with paint to create a beautiful portrait, or even launched into space!
3) Cremation is more environmentally-friendly
Including saving land space, electing to be cremated can reduce your ecological footprint in other ways. First, there are less harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde, emitted into the environment from the embalming process. Cremation also saves trees by eliminating the need for wood used in caskets.
To learn more about cremation options, contact Family-Funeral & Cremation at (850) 466-5440.
In the wake of a death, it can be challenging to adequately encapsulate deep feelings of sympathy and sorrow in words. Sending flowers to the bereaved is a tried-and-true method of expressing love and support, but it is important to be aware of the messages that specific flowers symbolize.
We’ve compiled a list of the five most popular funeral flowers and their meanings, so you can express the emotions that are hard to put into words.
In this day and age, planning a funeral has become quite costly. In fact, since 1986, the price of an average funeral has jumped a whopping 225%. With funeral prices rising exponentially each year, families can expect to spend nearly $10,000 to celebrate the life of their loved one.
At Family-Funeral & Cremation, we work hard to ensure our funeral services are cost-effective, competitive and transparent.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the funeral services offered by Family-Funeral & Cremation cost only a fraction of the 2017 national average.
See our breakdown of the cost comparison below.
Unfortunately, many families overspend hundreds to thousands of dollars while funeral planning.
After a loved one passes, many funeral details must be tended to within 24 hours. In the midst of grieving, families are forced to make emotionally charged, costly arrangements.
At Family-Funeral & Cremation, we encourage individuals to pre-arrange their own funerals, locking in today’s prices tomorrow.
By pre-arranging your funeral, you can eliminate the risk of your family making unnecessary purchases based in grief and ease the stress that comes with making on-the-spot decisions.
Our pre-planning services can realistically reduce future out-of-pocket funeral expenses by at least 50-70%, with no interest payments as low as $25.00 per month.
For more information on our pricing call us anytime at 850-466-5440. Read more about our pre-planning services here.
While it is essential to create a death plan for the big things, like whether you wish to be cremated or buried, it is also important to take care of your funeral’s smaller details, like preferred floral arrangements, songs, hymns or post-ceremony food. These may seem like little things, but for your grieving loved ones, having them worked out in advance may lift a huge burden. By detailing exactly how you would like your life to be celebrated, you are giving those who are craving comfort in the wake of your loss more space to focus on what’s really important: healing.
As Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” To ensure that your funeral emits the feelings you radiated in life, tune into your five senses while pre-planning your ceremony.
First, decide how you would like the room to smell. Psychologically, our sense of smell is most linked to triggering memories. Tying in your favorite flowers, incense or candles can evoke a sense of nostalgia for your loved ones.
Now, think about the comforting touches you can add to your ceremony. Whether it’s the addition of soft seating, memory boxes containing significant mementos from your life or a simple register book, adding special touches to your ceremony can provide comfort for your guests.
Additionally, it is important to think about the visuals of the ceremony. Pre-planning the funeral’s décor, color scheme and lighting can create a more personalized aesthetic. Choosing which pictures to be displayed at your funeral service can be a huge undertaking for grieving loved ones, so having this taken care of can ease their stress.
Selecting songs that hold a special significance to you and your loved ones can make your ceremony more meaningful. Deciding whether your ceremony features a live performance, congressional singing or prerecorded music can take out the guesswork for your loved ones.
Pre-planning the menu that will be served at the post-ceremony reception can ease some of the responsibilities of your loved ones after your death. Choosing menu items that hold significance to you can trigger pleasant memories for your guests, providing a sense of comfort.
It is important to document your detailed plans on paper and to keep them in a place that is easily accessible after your death.
Family-Funeral & Cremation offers several funeral pre-planning options, easing your family’s burden of making decisions. Call today to schedule a meeting to receive guidance in planning your ceremony, burial or cremation, viewing before cremation, veteran arrangements and visitations.
Christmas can be a very difficult time for families who are grieving a loved one. If you will be missing someone you loved this holiday season. At Family-Funeral & Cremation Pensacola,FL we know how difficult loosing a loved one at Christmas can be. We work with you and your family to help in this time of loss. At Family-Funeral we work to make the memory of your loved one of our top priorities. Regardless of the time of year, we respect the families wishes and bring it all together for a very reasonable price. Regardless if you just lost a loved one or your looking to pre-plan and lock your final expenses into today's funeral cost, we are here to help. Contact us today for a tour of our facility and how you can save thousands on a funeral @ Family-Funeral & Cremation Pensacola, FL 850-466-5440.
If you’re stuck trying to come up with memorial ideas for veterans, there are a number of options open to you. There really is no way to properly memorialize our veterans, after everything they’ve done for us and their country, but making an effort is still incredibly important.
Career & Military Life
Focusing on a veteran’s career and life in the military is a superb way to properly honor them. Their devotion to their country and bravery in the face of all danger makes them worthy of our respect and should absolutely be highlighted. Any medals or awards, along with acts of heroism that may not have been noticed by the brass, but are no less impressive, are also worth mentioning. Burying them with their country’s flag with their uniform will also speak to their career and overwhelming courage.
Celebrating Life at Home
Those in the military are more than capable of balancing and active home life and their career shouldn’t overshadow the positive things they were able to achieve at home. Erecting memorials that speak to their family lives is just as fitting as applauding their career, with a service dedicated to home life being just as important as the pomp and circumstance involved in a military funeral.
Together or Separate
Some families choose to have two separate services in order to properly cover all aspects of their loved one’s life, but this is entirely optional, with a mix of the two being covered in one funeral service being quite satisfactory. This choice is really up to you and your family and is worth talking about ahead of time, as with all matters regarding a funeral service.
Attending Remembrance Day
On top of your own memorial services, attending Remembrance Day celebrations is another way to pay your respects. These events are the perfect venue to sing your loved one’s praises or simply show up and show your support for veterans everywhere. Our veterans deserve all the celebration and respect that we can give them, with Remembrance Day being one of the most important with regard to communities dedicated themselves, if only briefly, to their veterans.
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Family-Funeral & Cremation
7253 Plantation Rd
Pensacola, FL 32504
Speaking about death is never easy so most people try to avoid it as much as they can. While this is understandable, we at Family-Funeral & Cremation, encourage people to consider the benefits of planning their funeral in advance. This option is offered by almost every funeral home and can help both the elderly or ill individual and their family. Here are some of the benefits of planning the funeral in advance:
1. Your wishes are taken into consideration
One of the biggest benefits of pre-planning is the fact that your funeral and memorial services happen according to your wishes. For example, some individuals want to be cremated rather than buried and that can go against the family’s wishes. By pre-planning the funeral, you can be certain that your wishes are carried out.
2. Pre-planning helps the loved ones grieve
Loved ones are forced to interrupt their grieving time to organize the funeral, which can delay their own healing and cause them a considerable amount of stress. Pre-planning removes this burden so family members can focus on their grief instead of worrying about the preparations. Pre-planning funerals also happen very quickly so there are no delays after death.
3. Financial relief
Pre-planning the funeral gives the loved ones left behind some financial relief. All the funeral expenses are paid in advance so the family members don’t have to worry about abrupt and last-minute costs of arranging the service. Arranging the funeral in advance can also help people save money as they’re protected from a future rise in cost of the service. If you book a funeral at a good rate, the cost is locked in.
Family-Funeral & Cremation in Pensacola, FL has direct cremation starting at $995.00. Direct burials starting at $1,495.00
If you need assistance on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at 850-466-5440. www.Family-Funeral.com
2017 Cremations climb as one of your best options in the U.S. More people choosing cremation than burial.
Why cremation is soaring in popularity is not difficult to understand if you examine the factors driving the trend.
Reason #1 – It’s Cheaper Traditional burial (casket, vault, burial plot) coupled with a visitation and funeral service can be over $7,000.00. Cremation is lower because you eliminate the casket, vault and typical cemetery space. Families opting for direct cremation will see the lowest bill as you eliminate any kind of viewing, service, etc.
Reason #2 – Range of Memorial Options Cremation offers a wide range of options for memorializing the deceased using the cremated remains. The seemingly endless options include typical decorative urns placed at home to having the remains used to make jewelry. Scattering over a body of water, a state park or another meaningful place is becoming increasingly popular.
Reason #3 – Mobile Society
Families no longer live in their hometown for the majority of their lives. Many Americans move frequently for jobs, family or other reasons. Technology allows us to live anywhere and stay connected with those we care about without having to be in the same city or even state. With a transient society, it’s easy to see why cremation is seen as a more practical option.
Reason #4 – Religious Tolerance For years, many religions forbade cremation. That is slowly becoming a non-issue. Many churches are not only becoming more accepting of cremation, they are building columbariums on church property to offer a final resting place for members of the congregation.
Reason #5 – Environmentally Friendly For years cremation has been seen as the “greener” alternative to burial. While burial offers its own green option (green burial), cremation is still favored by those wanting to have less of an impact on the environment. There is a new process called Bio Cremation that claims to be an even more eco-friendly method of disposition.
We are Pensacola's premier affordable cremation service.
Family-Funeral & Cremation - 7253 Plantation Rd Pensacola, FL 32504
Pre-Arrangements are available for as low as 25.00 per month.