|Mercer Funeral Home, a full service funeral home, maintains a crematory on premises, to further serve those families that call upon us in their time of need and offer a wide variety of cremation services.
Although cremation dates back to ancient times, it has only recently become a more common choice throughout the United States and Canada.
People choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Some do so based on environmental considerations. Others have religious or philosophical reasons. Still, others choose cremation because they feel it is simpler and less complicated. Whatever the reason, we are here to assist you in any way possible.
Many people believe that choosing cremation means limiting your options. Actually, there are a variety of options available with cremation. Most families hold services of some kind which help the bereaved cope with the loss of a loved one. It may be a funeral or memorial service or a simple prayer at grave side or other place of remembrance. Services or ceremonies may precede or follow that actual cremation. Prior to cremation, there may be a period of visitation, either public or private with an open or closed casket.
Ceremonies may be simple, contemporary, religious or secular. Music, poetry, memorial photos or other personal items may be used to personalize the type of service selected allowing others to share positive and happy memories together to celebrate a life that was lived.