Truly Honored Ceremonies
Funerals, Memorials & Pet Memorials in Charleston and Summerville, SC
End of Life Celebrations, Funerals, Memorials and Ceremonies for Healing... tools to honor the memory of your loved one and to celebrate their magnificent life.
Perhaps the most difficult transition of all is the journey through loss and grief. Ritual and ceremony are important tools to help find meaning in the loss and support from those around you.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE CEREMONIES
As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, Dr. Barbara will conduct a respectful, personalized funeral, memorial, or celebration of life ceremony. She will meet with you and family members that you invite so that you can tell her about your loved one, sharing memories and anecdotes that truly honor their life. Perhaps that person left instructions for special elements to be included in the service. The meeting will not be time-consuming or stressful, but will provide gentle moments for sharing and expression. No celebrant ceremony is performed without complete approval by the client.
On the day of the gathering, Dr. Barbara will work closely with the funeral director to orchestrate and officiate the ceremony. If there is to be a graveside service or scattering of ashes – again, with your approval – she can conduct that as well. Truly Honored Ceremonies brings beauty and peace to the sacred experience of honoring, remembering, and releasing your loved one.
Loss of health may prompt the desire for a hospital, nursing home or hospice observance. Many people now are opting for end-of-life celebrations, taking the opportunity to rejoice in their life with family and friends in the weeks or months before their departure. This is another option in planning end-0f-life celebrations.
For questions, pricing, and other information, please email Dr. Barbara.
Pets are family members and Truly Honored Ceremonies can help create a sacred space to honor the dedication and love of a cherished pet. One of the reasons Dr. Barbara chose to become a Celebrant was to offer pet funerals for people to openly grieve and memorialize their beloved friends.
The celebrant ceremony provides solace and healing while commemorating a life well lived.
A celebrant ceremony can serve as a conduit for support from your friends and family during these difficult times of grieving the loss of your furry best friend.
Contact Dr Barbara for a free, no-obligation consultation to obtain a quote.
How does the funeral/memorial process work?
As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, I conduct a respectful, personalized funeral, memorial or celebration of life. We will meet and you will tell me about your loved one, sharing memories and anecdotes that truly honor him or her. Perhaps that person left instructions for special elements to be included in the service. Our meeting will not be time-consuming or stressful, but rather will provide gentle moments for sharing and expression.
Once we have a chance to share, I will write your ceremony. It may include ritual, readings, poetry or other elements along with the eulogy. A draft will be emailed to you or read to you on the phone so that you may make any changes you wish. No celebrant ceremony is ever performed without complete approval by the client.
On the day of the service, I work closely with the funeral director to orchestrate and officiate the ceremony. If there is to be a graveside service or scattering of ashes – again, with your approval – I can conduct that as well.
What will you wear to perform the ceremony?
I dress in clothes appropriate to the tone and theme of your ceremony. Often I dress in black and blend into the background. The focus is always on the client. If you have a special request for a color or a style you would like me to wear, we can discuss this during our planning.
How far will you travel to perform a ceremony?
There may be additional fees for travel beyond my general location. Generally any locatidon that is within a 30-45 minute commute is included in my fees.
Are we required to sign a contract for your services?
Yes. After we meet and you decide to book me for your ceremony, I have a simple contract that protects us both and clearly outlines what my services include. When this is signed and a 50% payment is received, your date is secured and our planning officially begins.
What are your fees for funerals, memorials and other life events?
Fees are determined on case- by- case basis. Typically, a funeral or memorial service will cost in the range of $495– 695. A Pet Memorial ceremony can be designed for as little as $325. Since life events come in many shapes and sizes, I will work with you to find the perfect ceremony to fit your budget. Contact Dr Barbara for a free, no-obligation consultation to obtain a quote.