Traditional Church or Chapel Service

The traditional funeral service is often held at the mortuary chapel or at a church selected by the family. During the service, the casket may be open or closed, depending on religious customs and personal preferences.

After the service is complete, family and friends of the deceased may drive to the cemetery for a brief graveside committal. Charter is pleased to offer personal service to each family honoring their faith or denomination if so chosen. Charter will meet with you to plan a service that offers both comfort and respect.

Service with Burial

A traditional church or chapel service with burial provides an opportunity for family and friends to join together for a formal ceremony, as well as a traditional graveside burial.

At Charter Funerals, the traditional service with burial includes the following services:

  • Applicable standard professional services
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home
  • Embalming and other preparation of the body (does not include additional charges for autopsy)
  • Use of facilities for visitation
  • Use of chapel or additional staff and equipment for church service
  • Funeral coach, family car, utility vehicle
  • 1 Register book, 100 memorial folders and 100 acknowledgment cards
  • Included transportation limited to mileage as described in itemization

Service with Cremation

Families may still have a traditional Funeral or Memorial Service, but choose to have the remains cremated. You may plan a Funeral or Memorial Service to honor your loved one with or without the cremated remains present. When considering cremation options, Charter Funerals will inform you of your options.

Charter Funerals can deliver or ship the cremains to a cemetery or other location on your behalf. Please ask about delivery options when you discuss creation services.

At Charter Funerals, the traditional church or chapel service with cremation can include the following services.

  • Applicable standard professional services
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home
  • Embalming and other preparation of the body (does not include additional charges for autopsy)
  • Use of facilities for visitation
  • Use of chapel or additional staff and equipment for church service
  • Funeral coach, family car, utility vehicle
  • Preparation for cremation
  • Transportation to the crematory
  • Cremation fee
  • Temporary container for the cremains
  • 1 Register book, 100 memorial folders and 100 acknowledgment cards
  • Included transportation limited to mileage as described in itemization

For more information about our Direct Cremation Service, click here.