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Going with Simple Funeral Services

October 16, 2017 • Teri Vila-Caballero

Life is finite and while we all know that, it’s hard to face that fact at times. Losing a loved one isn’t an easy situation, whether you were expecting the death or not. And when it comes time to honor their life, it might fall on you to make some decisions. With any luck, your loved one left instructions about what they wanted. At the very least, perhaps you had discussions with them. Some people don’t want a large funeral with lots of traditional aspects surrounding it. They want to be honored in a quiet, simple manner. But a simple funeral service can mean different things to different people. If your loved one expressed an interest in something simple, what should you move toward in Miami, FL? Here are a few ideas to help you get started on the planning.


If you are going for a simple funeral service, cremations are really the best option. Not only are cremations fast and efficient, but they also simplify the process as a whole. You don’t have to pick a casket or a burial plot, for example. You don’t have to have a wake or visitation. And there are still plenty of simple funeral service arrangements you can choose between. In fact, cremations allow you so many options you can do j just about anything you want. The most simple funeral service leans on direct cremation. That means your loved one goes directly to cremation without having a visitation or embalming first.

Intimate Services

Instead of making a huge deal about your loved one’s passing and announcing it to everyone they knew, perhaps they would rather have a more intimate service with just close relatives and perhaps a few friends. Distant friends can say goodbye in their own way, but the service itself is meant for those who knew your loved one best. This might mean scattering the ashes out at sea or having a memorial service in someone’s house. You can create a simple funeral service in any way you see fit.

Burial Service

When you go with traditional burial processes, you can have a funeral service at the funeral home or in a church and then move to the burial site. Or you can simply have a simple funeral service at the burial site. These services are more intimate and to the point, but allow those in attendance the closure they might need where your loved one is concerned.

No matter what type of funeral services in Miami, FL you would like for your loved one, the professionals at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory can help. We want to ensure that you are able to honor your loved one in the way you see fit. We’re located at 2546 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135 and it is our honor to serve your family in this time of grief. Give our funeral director a call at 305-631-0001 to talk over the details and get started on the planning process.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.


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