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We pride ourselves on the personal attention we offer every family who comes to us in their time of loss. As we discuss with you the many available commemorative options, we pay close attention to your needs and desires, offering suggestions that are most appropriate for your familyís background, beliefs, and preferences.


Traditional Funeral Service :

As we plan the funeral service with you, we suggest many ways to make the funeral service as personal and unique as the individual. We understand every family's wishes are different, that's why we offer choices. Together with the family we can create a unique service of remembrance. We are versed in the special traditions of all faiths to meet the needs of each and every family, and will take care of every detail on your behalf.


Cremation :

Cremation is a choice for those who prefer an option to the traditional service. We are pleased to offer a choice of services before and after the cremation takes place. You may still have a funeral or memorial service, visitation or night of remembrance, and other forms of gathering to share sympathy and support. After the cremation is complete, you may choose to retain the cremated remains in a beautiful urn or other container, place them in a ground space or scatter them at sea or in a place that has special meaning. We will be happy to discuss the many dignified options that are available for those considering cremation.


Memorial Services or Celebrations of Life :

Our professional assistance in coordinating these services goes beyond scheduling, ushering and arranging flowers. Whether the services are held at the funeral home, a house of worship, cemetery, or public place, we are there to assist you. We are also glad to care for honorariums to clergy, musicians and others, on behalf of the family. We can bring appropriate stands, easels or other equipment necessary for appropriate personal displays and be sure all your wishes and every detail are carried out. We work unobtrusively; yet can guide family members or church volunteers who wish to assist.

Gently guiding and gathering family appropriately, warmly greeting guests, and assisting those with special needs are part of our expertise. We are prepared for the unexpected and our help insures that the clergy and others can concentrate fully on their roles. Everyone who has experienced this quiet, yet efficient, attention to detail has thanked us for making this experience as special as it should be.



Special Services :

Part of our complete attention to your needs during a time of loss includes assisting you with the many details that surround the death of a loved one.

These include:
 • Assistance with filing Social Security documents
 • Filing for insurance, pensions, and Veteranís benefits
 • Submitting obituaries to the local newspapers
 • Transportation of the deceased
 • Securing death certificates
 • Grief Counseling


 
Askew Funeral & Cremation Services  •  731 Roanoke Avenue   Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870  •  252-537-8888
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