People today want more from funerals. They want them to be a reflection of the individual and a celebration of life. Personalized funerals are more meaningful - a chance to think about what made the person special and unique.
We believe we exist to help families remember the life that was lived and the impact that their loved one had on their lives.
It is often said "That a life well lived is worth remembering." That is why at Johnson-Taylor Funeral and Cremation, we take pride in helping families create a service that is both personal and meaningful. While we are well versed in most religious, military and ethnic customs, we believe that this is your service, not ours. Every family we serve is unique and the service should reflect your wishes. If dad was a golfer, then a golf theme is appropriate. If mom loved butterflies, then let us create a service where we release butterflies at the end. If grandma was a quiet person, then maybe a private time by the family, enjoying a pie grandma used to bake and sharing stories, would be ideal.
We now offer the Life Remembrance DVD to all families so that those that attend the service will be able to get a glimpse into life of your loved one. The Life Remembrance DVD incorporates pictures of one's life with various backgrounds, and sets them to music for a special presentation that can be used during the visitation time or can be a featured part of the Celebration Service.
Whether you have a favorite song, poem, or scripture, or you want those pictures that tell the story of your loved one's life displayed, we offer several ways of doing that.
We can even personalize your Casket or Urn. With Life Symbols corners and personal panels for the lid of the casket, you can honor your loved ones accomplishments or hobbies. Also, we can have the top of the casket or the urn laser engraved with an emblem that is meaningful.
But a personalized funeral is more involved than a standard service, and therefore requires more time to plan. It is recommended that prior planning will allow for a more detailed arrangement. It is very important to write down the details ahead of time and share them with family members. We can help you plan a service with meaning and purpose, whether at the time of need or in advance. To get started in the privacy of your home, you can go to the pre-arrangements online page and start filling out the form. Then we can sit down with you at your convenience to help complete your service details.