When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful, respectful, and memorable ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort, and love. Above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
Traditional Funeral Service
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Memorial or Graveside Service
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn or picture present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at one of our chapels, the final resting place, or at any place designated by the family.
Burial and Entombment
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at one of our chapels, a church, of another sacred place of worship and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to honor the legacy and memory of your loved one.
Cremation Before or After Services
There are many reasons why you may prefer cremation to a traditional burial, and many ways to incorporate cremation into an end-of-life ceremony. While some still think of scattering ashes, the choices for disposition of remains varies. Remains may be scattered, kept in an urn, stored somewhere in the confounds of your home, made into jewelry, or even buried in the ground or in a casket with another family member. Your family has an array of choices surrounding cremation, from religious to memorial services, and we are here to guide your family through these choices and options.
Domestic and International Shipping
With just one call, our caring team can arrange to have your loved one transported to any state or country in a price conscious manner. Working with a funeral home of your selection located at the final destination, we will be sure that the service for your loved one takes place seamlessly. The transportation of your loved one is a delicate matter, one which you should be fully involved in.
Veteran Funeral Benefits
If your loved one was honorably discharged from the any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, he or she is entitled to an American Flag with optional Honor Ceremony, and a free headstone provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs with the proper paperwork which we will be more than glad to help you fill out, if necessary. We can also help you pre-plan; just call us to speak to our funeral director and learn about all of your options.
Cremation costs at Matthews Family Mortuary will vary depending upon exactly what type of cremation service you opt for. The least expensive cremation at Matthews Family Mortuary is a direct cremation service. A direct cremation is a basic cremation service without a ceremony. The price for a direct cremation package at Matthews Family Mortuary typically includes everything required to conduct the disposition.
Catering for Repast
A funeral repast is often a customary meal following the service when someone passes. We consider it a privilege to be a part of such an important event. Family members should not have to worry about cooking for a large crowd of funeral attendees. Our caterer is a professional and reputable caterer who has years of experience serving families and businesses in the Nash/Edgecombe/Halifax communities. We are sure they will serve you with professionalism, dignity, and grace. From simple drop off catering to full service catering, they have the knowledge and capability to provide the best catering experience to our families. Your food will be delivered hot and ready to eat. Your menu can be fully customized to meet your tastes, needs, and wants. However, our basic menu is Rice with Gravy, Baked and/or Fried Chicken, Stringed Beans, Candied Yams, Hush Puppies or Roll, Tea, Lemonade, and/or Bottled Water to drink.