Frequently Asked Burial Questions
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Q: Why choose Loyless Funeral Home?
A: Because every life deserves celebrating. Loyless Funeral Home strives to meet the needs of families by maintaining affordable pricing and providing quality service while offering a convenient variety of traditional, contemporary, and basic burial and cremation options.
Our promise is to provide helpful professional guidance and resources designed to encourage family and friends to interact in a comfortable atmosphere.
Grief is an important step on the road to adjusting to life without a treasured loved one. Our efforts strive to make your journey through grief less lonely and perhaps a little easier.
As one of the few independently owned and operated funeral homes in the Tampa Bay area, Loyless Funeral Home specializes in creating meaningful tributes customized to reflect each unique life lived. Discover the difference with our truly personalized funeral services.
Q: What does a traditional funeral include?
A: A traditional funeral includes a visitation and a funeral or memorial service the following day at the funeral home, church, or both, followed by a procession to the cemetery for the committal service.
Q: What's the difference between a visitation, a funeral service, and a memorial service?
A: A visitation, or viewing, is the opportunity for family and close friends to witness the body of their deceased loved one, allowing personal comforting and providing a sense of closure.
The only difference between a funeral service and a memorial service is that the body is present at a funeral service while it is not present at a memorial service. These services bring together friends and family in mutual support at a time when it is most needed. This ritual is as meaningful as a baptism or wedding, helping loves ones attain a sense of closure and acceptance and move ahead with their lives following the loss.
Q: Can you have a funeral with a cremation?
A: Yes. A funeral without a body, or with cremated remains, is a memorial service. We provide the same variety of service options and personal touches for cremations that we offer with traditional burials. Our expert staff can help you arrange a meaningful service to be held before or after the cremation—whether it's an intimate gathering, a large memorial service or a unique life celebration ceremony.
Q: Can you provide a minister, priest, rabbi or other clergy for the funeral service?
A: Yes. Whether you have a church affiliation or not, we can provide clergy for any type of funeral service requested.
Q: What if we are not religious and don't want a religious ceremony, but still want some kind of ceremony?
A: We can help. Funeral services can be as unique as the person being honored. We can help tailor the service for whatever your preferences may be, religious or not.
Q: What does a traditional funeral cost?
A: It varies. The cost for a traditional funeral varies widely based upon types of services used and merchandise selected. All funeral homes publish a General Price List so that you may compare prices fairly and select a funeral home that meets your needs.
Q: What options are available for making a service unique?
A: The options are limitless. At Loyless Funeral Home, we specialize in creating meaningful funerals and memorial services that reflect each unique life lived. We offer a variety of traditional, contemporary and basic burial options for both casket burials and cremation/urn burials. Some of the customization options we offer include memory tables, memento displays, special music, photograph arrangements, DVD tributes, Life Celebration ceremonies, and much more.
Q: Can you personalize a church or chapel service? A cremation service?
A: Absolutely. Regardless of the size or type of service—whether it's a traditional burial, cremation, church or chapel service—we will help you add these personal touches to create a truly meaningful experience.
No matter what type of burial service you choose, our expert staff will provide professional guidance and resources designed to encourage your family and friends to celebrate your loved one's life in a truly meaningful, memorable way.
Q: What is a Keepsake Video Tribute?
A: When moments are difficult to express with words, we offer you a way to display them on video. A Video or DVD Tribute says more than words can express. The Tribute is a video slideshow of photos you provide of your loved one, with music you select. All tributes are professionally created and formatted for high definition and widescreen formats.
Q: What Veteran honors does Loyless Funeral Home offer?
A: We are committed to honoring the dedicated veterans and service men and women who risk their lives for our country. We are proud to offer a range of special services for them including assistance with getting benefits, burial in a National Cemetery, grave markers, perpetual care, burial flags, and Presidential Memorial Certificates, and also arranging for the Color Guard to perform military honors.
Q: I need a grave space or mausoleum crypt. What should I do?
A: Call us. Before trying to coordinate purchasing cemetery lots or mausoleum crypts, call us. There are many options to consider when selecting a final resting place and we can help you make an educated decision.
Q: What are the final disposition options for cremated remains?
A: The options are virtually endless. We offer a number of final disposition options for cremated remains, including customized urns, scatterings, burials and more. Many people like the idea of having their remains scattered in a special place. Families can scatter their loved one's remains practically anywhere—on land, in the ocean or even in the air.
Q: Can arrangements be made in advance?
A: Yes. Pre-planning ensures your family won't be left to plan and pay for your final expenses. By deciding the details now, you will save your family stress and heartache later. Plus, you'll take comfort knowing your wishes will be followed down to the smallest detail. Pre-planning also allows you to lock in services and merchandise at today's prices.
Q: Can I make pre-arrangements for someone else?
A: Yes. If it will be up to you to plan the funeral of your parent or another loved one, it's a wise choice to start planning now. It ensures you won't be left to hastily plan a funeral, guessing at what he or she would have wanted.
Q: How can I make pre-arrangements?
A: To schedule a free pre-planning consultation, call us at 813-996-6610 or get started today with our Online Pre-Arrangement Form.
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