This means creating a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember your loved one.
A Consistent Place of Healing
In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.
Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.
Many people are searching for more natural solutions to end-of-life care, and here at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, we are proud to offer those families the choice of green burial.
A green burial ensures the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects. Interment of the body can be done in a bio-degradable casket or burial shroud. Traditional embalming chemicals, caskets, and outer burial containers are avoided entirely in natural burial. The simplicity of a green burial is in tune with nature and need not be expensive.
Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home offers an all inclusive style to true natural burial. We offer this at two of our privately owned cemeteries: Bestgate Memorial Park - Annapolis, MD and Woodlawn Memorial Park - Easton, MD.
If green burial is in keeping with your personal values, please contact us to assist you in making this a reality for you or for a loved one. Please call us at (410) 482-8914 to speak with a funeral professional about your decision to “go green.” We also invite you to visit the Maryland Green Burial website to learn more.
Learn More about Honoring Your Loved One
You knew your loved one better than anyone else. We’ve got years of experience. Together, we’ll design the perfect memorial or funeral service for your loved one. If you're ready to discuss the options, or simply have questions about our services, please call us at (410) 482-8914, or send us an email inquiry using the form below.