Embalming: Answers to your questions


Why Embalming?

Viewings, Visitation and Funerals

Honoring and remembering a loved one's life is an important part of the healing journey. Regardless of what a family decides for a loved one's final resting place, a meaningful event to say "goodbye" or "see you later" can be beneficial, whether it's in a private setting or with extended family or friends. The opportunity to spend that final time with a loved one will help those who are grieving acknowledge the reality of the death and receive caring and support from others. Woodlawn Funeral Home is committed to helping families plan a fitting tribute honoring a loved one's life.

Honoring and Remembering a Loved One

Many families that decide to commemorate their loved one's life, sharing their fondest memories and allowing others to share memories as well, will choose to have a visitation with their loved one's body present. A visitation allows family and friends to reflect on how the loved one affected their life and encourages the sharing of stories. Viewing a loved one's body during this time may evoke strong emotions. Saying goodbye and expressing those emotions in a convenient setting surrounded by others who share feelings of sadness is part of a healthy grieving process.

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