There are several types of funeral services available, each with its own unique features and options. Some of the most common types of funeral services include:
1. Traditional Funeral Service: This is a formal and traditional service that typically includes a wake, funeral ceremony, and graveside service. The body maybe embalmed and placed in a coffin, which is often displayed during the wake and funeral ceremony.
2. Memorial Service: A memorial service is like a traditional funeral service, but without the body present. This type of service can be held at any time after the person has died and can take place in a funeral home, church, or other location.
3. Graveside Service: A graveside service is a brief service held at the burial site after the coffin has been lowered into the ground. It can be held in conjunction with a traditional funeral service or as a standalone service.
4. Cremation Service: A cremation service can take place before or after a funeral service and typically involves the cremation of the body. The cremated remains may be placed in an urn, scattered, or buried.
5. Green Burial: A green burial is an environmentally friendly option that involves burying the body without embalming or using a traditional coffin. The body is often placed in a biodegradable container or shroud and buried in a natural setting.