At Ervina White Beauford Funeral Service, we provide personalized final arrangements that accommodate the needs and desires of each family. We make many funeral home services available to the families of Philadelphia, PA, such as horse drawn carriage service and the ability to arrange for a memorial gathering that takes place in the home.
Funerals are a significant part of our society and have become expected events following the passing of a loved one. Funerals provide the opportunity to pay final respects to the deceased and to offer condolences to his or her family members. Mourners are able to express their thoughts and feelings about the loved one, share their memories and find a place of comfort and support during a time of loss. Funerals help people to accept the finality of death and to recognize that it is a natural part of life. Funerals acknowledge the value that the departed held and celebrate their life path, relationships and accomplishments. Most importantly, funerals are the foundation upon which healing begins for those who are left behind.
While less formal than a traditional funeral service, a memorial gathering serves the same functions. Following the cremation of a loved one, we would be honored to assist you in designing a memorial ceremony that is fitting and unique to the deceased. This event can be held in a special setting and on the date of your choosing. You may theme the memorial service to an interest, hobby, sport or lifestyle that your departed enjoyed. You can serve their favorite dishes and decorate the location in a manner that expresses their individuality. Often, families choose to have the urn containing the loved one’s ashes present at the memorial gathering, perhaps accompanied by flowers and a recent photograph of him or her.
In addition to offering excellent cremation services to the communities of Philadelphia, PA, we provide burial options that include a viewing, visitation or wake that takes place before a funeral and subsequent interment. We also offer graveside services in which the casketed remains are taken directly to the burial site for a simple and respectful service.