Eternal Rest Funeral Home

serving the Jackson area for more than 50 years

About:

Here at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home we are family owned and have served the Jackson area for more that 50 years. We help families of all cultural backgrounds and create a comfortable area for families to plan their favored service. We understand how hard this time is and it is our goal to make it as easy as possible for you.

Factors, Challenges, and things to think about

Pre-arranging

Pre-arranging is the most thoughtful things that you could do for your family members. This will allow you to choose what you would like and be able to give your family a beautiful final goodbye.


Things to think about

There are several things that go into planning a funeral service. We would like to make it as easy for you as we can. Here is a list of questions you should consider when planning a funeral.

  • How much do you want to spend?
  • Would you like a traditional casket and burial or cremation?
  • Where would you like to be buried, do you need to purchase a cemetery plot?
  • What type of casket or urn are you interested in?
  • What type of vault or grave liner would you like, if required and desired?
  • What type of marker or monument would you like? (this could depend on the cemetery that you choose).
  • Are there certain religious, fraternal, or military customs that you want followed?
  • Is there a particular charity or beneficiary you want to receive memorial gifts?
  • Have you decided who you would like your pallbearers to be?
  • Do have specific clothes or jewelry that you would like to be buried in?
  • How would you like your memorial services to be conduced regarding any special readings, ministers or other speakers, music, power points, etc.?
  • What do you want to happen to your ashes if you are creamated?
  • Do you want your body donated to medical science?
  • Do you want to donate any organs or body tissues at your death?

(Schinzel, n.d.)


Upon request, we have a list of different religious leaders in or near the Jackson area for you to view if you do not have someone in mind.


We know and understand that everyone's beliefs are different. We are able to accommodate any and all religions, beliefs, and wishes with open minds and hearts. When setting up your appointment please let us know any specifics so we can have information ready for you.

Pricing

We understand that funerals can get expensive, and during this hard time we don't want you to worry about where the money is going to come from. We have several options for you to choose from that will suit your budget.


Listed below are prices to give you an idea of what to expect, again these are not final prices.


Traditional Services

These services begin at $5,295* and caskets beginning at $695

Burial grave liners begin at $895

* Includes

  • All necessary staff services
  • Use of facilities for Funeral Service and one-hour of visitation prior to service
  • Local transfer of deceased from place of death
  • Embalming and other preparations
  • All permanent record keeping, securing, completing and filing all legal certificates, authorizations and consents, permits and benefit forms
  • Composing, writing and submitting all necessary obituary notices
  • Memorial video

Additional Costs May Include:

  • Cemetery charges, food costs, flowers, obituaries, death certificates and music


Traditional Cremation

Starting at $6,495*

    • All necessary staff services
    • Use of facilities for Memorial Service and one-hour of visitation prior to service
    • Local transfer of deceased from place of death
    • Embalming and other preparations
    • All permanent record keeping, securing, completing and filing all legal certificates, authorizations and consents, permits and benefit forms
    • Composing, writing and submitting all necessary obituary notices
    • Ceremonial casket
    • Memorial video
    • Includes all applicable sales tax

    Additional Costs May Include:

    • Crematory Fee and permit
    • Cemetery charges
    • Urn engraving, Food costs, Flowers, Obituaries, Death certificates and Music

    (Matthysse, Kuiper, & DeGraaf Funeral and Cremation Services, n.d.)

    Special Remembrance Jewelry

    Here is a website that several of our families have ordered from. This is a special way to remember your loved ones.

    https://www.cremationsolutions.com/fingerprint-jewelry/

    A little extra

    Follow this link for additional, easy to use, work sheet for extra help in beginning to plan your loved ones funeral.

    http://www.dow.com/familyhealth/pdfs/funeral-planning-guide.pdf