Offering Compassionate Assistance in Funeral Planning
Honor Your Loved Ones Life With Us
Parsels Funeral Home is here to offer support and understanding through one of the most difficult life events. Located in Absecon, NJ, and serving communities in Atlantic County, let our staff aid you in making funeral arrangements for the deceased. We offer various end-of-life commemorative services ranging from traditional funeral services to veteran memorial services or the increasingly popular celebration of life services.
Learn more about our funeral and burial services below.
Send Flowers to a Loved One
Let Us Help With Your Preparations
Parsels Funeral Home has the experience and insight to help you, your family, and friends arrange a loving funeral service for your loved one. It is essential to emotionally, physically, and mentally prepare for the occasion. The death of a loved one is among the most stressful experiences we will ever endure. Below are some suggestions that we believe you will find valuable.
Maintain a State of “Mindful Awareness”
Nurture Your Body As Best You Can
Physical symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, loss or change of appetite, shortness of breath, and more are all common when experiencing grief. It’s difficult to know exactly what to do when faced with the onslaught of these symptoms. Practicing mindfulness and being aware of these physical symptoms is the first step. We also recommend:
- Staying hydrated.
- Eating regularly: small snacks and meals are typically easier than large ones.
- Rest regularly: don’t hesitate to take short naps throughout the day as long nights may be difficult.
- Move your body.
Nurture your senses: listen to music or sounds of nature.
- Engage in prayer or meditation: tap into or get reacquainted with your spiritual side.
- Reduce your list of necessary activities and chores: now is the time to delegate these tasks to others so that you can devote your time to self-care.
Reach Out to Your Support Network
Neighbors, friends, and family members can be your lifeline right now—and some of them may even be coming to you right now to see how they can help. Don’t turn them away; instead, allow them to give the gift of service. We also recommend reaching out to clergy, your family physician, therapist, or a grief counselor for professional support as they understand your grief and can offer guidance.
Specialty Funeral Services
Traditional Funeral Services
Often referred to as viewing or wake, this is a time when guests come to support the family and, more importantly, pay their respects to the deceased. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service. Guests pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family.
Parsels Funeral Home offers support in your time of need.
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Funeral & Burial Services FAQ
What does it cost to bury a person in a cemetery?
First is the purchase price of the “right to use” the burial plot (unlike a real estate purchase, where you buy the land and all the structures on it; here, you are only purchasing what is called the “interment rights” to the land). In addition, there are fees for the “opening” and “closing” of the gravesite; and any fees required to obtain the necessary permits and maintain cemetery files and records. In addition, there’s the fee for the use of any special equipment (such as a casket-lowering device) as well as the costs for any other services or items purchased. There’s also the headstone or grave marker installation fee and a one-time “perpetual care” (sometimes called “endowment care”) fee paid to ensure your loved one’s burial site is well-maintained.
Does my loved one have to be embalmed before burial?
This is a question we hear a lot. Many funeral homes suggest (and may even go so far as to require) embalming if you’re planning a viewing or visitation. That’s because they want the experience to be as good as it can be for those in attendance, and proper embalming can ensure the deceased looks as good as possible. But as a general rule, embalming is not necessary or legally required if the body is cared for in a relatively short amount of time. Please contact us for specific state or local requirements.