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60 Water Street
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Tel: 1-240-288-1300
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Funeral Home, Emmitsburg, Maryland

The funeral directors at Black’s Funeral Homes know that if you have recently lost a love one to death, you may be deeply saddened and reeling from shock. They are here to support, guide and assist you through the difficult process of making final arrangements. They offer many signature services that will ease the burden on you and hopefully bring you some measure of solace and comfort. Holding a service or ceremony that commemorates the life of your loved one will certainly help you begin to heal from your loss in a healthy way.

The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes offer customized memorialization options. You may choose to use an unconventional vehicle such as a motorcycle hearse or horse-drawn carriage to carry your loved one’s casketed remains. Although there are numerous packages that combine the services and merchandise most often requested by families, a package may be expressly created to fit your needs and budget. A family may choose to hold a memorial service after the cremation of a loved one and decide on the location and time. You may theme a funeral service to an interest, hobby or lifestyle that the loved one enjoyed.

The funeral services provided by the funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes preceding a burial include the best in cleaning, sanitizing, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and casketing. The skilled staff can be used for either a viewing and next-day funeral or a 2-hour viewing and same day funeral. There is a wealth of memorial merchandise included in the burial packages, such as memorial cards, a memorial DVD, a memorial blanket and a register book. The Platinum Packages come with a Securigene DNA Preservation Kit and 14-karat yellow or white gold Fingerprint Keepsake with a .05-carat birthstone. The Silver Packages come with a sterling silver Fingerprint Keepsake and the Gold include one in 14-karat white or yellow gold. There are also the Graveside Burial Packages that exclude embalming, cosmetology, a viewing and funeral. These packages offer the graveside services of staff along with the memorial merchandise mentioned above.

The cremation packages offered by Black’s Funeral Homes accommodate families wanting either a viewing and funeral, memorial ceremony or direct cremation. The direct or immediate cremation services come without any visitation or ceremony. All of these options cost less when the cremation casket or alternative container is purchased from the funeral home. Please also note that a package can be made to fit your needs and budget. After the cremation, your loved one’s cremated remains may be interred, meaning buried or entombed, and this can occur in the family plot, memorial site, a cremation niche, urn garden or another place. A staff member can provide you with a detailed listing of interment possibilities. Graveside services may be planned, and these resemble those performed for a traditional ground burial. Family and friends gather at the graveside to witness the burial of the cremains while honoring the deceased through memorial prayers and other forms of paying tribute. The cremated remains may be placed in multiple urns so that family members separated by distance may share in the comfort of having the loved one’s ashes nearby. A scattering ceremony may be held to spread your loved one’s cremated remains over water, land, in a memorial garden or another meaningful location. With the exclusive offerings from Black’s Funeral Homes you can decide to send your loved one’s ashes into space or have them incorporated into an enormous artificial coral reef. You may also have your loved one’s cremated remains converted into a certified, high-quality diamond or have them suspended in a solid glass sculpture or in keepsake jewelry.

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