Our mission is to provide custom-made celebrations that honor YOU.
In the best-case scenario, you are still around to discuss your wishes with us at FRIENDS Funeral Home. If life hits with one of its many surprises, your family and friends might have to do their best in figuring out what would have made you happy.
There was the widow who drove the hearse at her husband’s burial, because in life he had always insisted that she drive. The family of a teenager who died recreated the boy’s bedroom in a rented viewing room, complete with black lights, and replaced “Rock of Ages” with rock by the loud band Nine Inch Nails.
Experts say the growing individuality in death rituals comes in part from the influence of baby-boomers, who desire to bring personal expression to everything they do in life and death. They don’t want “cookie-cutter” funerals.
You might want to have a Themed Viewing Room decorated as “Big Momma’s Kitchen” or a living room set with antique furniture. You might want to lay out the deceased in the bed of a king or inside a mysterious jungle setting. Family members can add their own pictures and decoration as well as personal items of the deceased. Imagine your wish come true and create the perfect fantasy setting for people’s last visit.
If a traditional hearse seems morbid and outdated, we can organize a Biker Funeral, with you in the sidecar for your ultimate farewell ride.
We can offer funeral rites in beautiful natural settings, resembling the garden of Eden. For a grand finale, butterflies, doves or balloons are released.
We can organize for your eco-friendly burial at an ocean reef. Within months, the reef becomes the living habitat of ocean coral and sponges. There even exists an underwater city, resembling the lost continent of Atlantis, where ashes of a loved one are used in the marble columns, starfish, lions, and other sea related artifacts. You will receive a video of the underwater cemetery featuring incredible architecture, and beautiful natural sea creatures.
From exotic dancers to tractor processions, today’s funerals are anything but morbid and boring affairs. In the end, it’s all about how a person lived their life, not how they died.