BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
The French Family sponsors two support groups in Clay County. The first group meets the first Monday of each month (September will be the 2nd Monday, 9/8, due to Labor Day). 10:00-11:30am. Anyone is welcome to attend regardless of where you are in your own grief journey. The second group is for parents who have lost a child. This group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm. Both groups meet at Grace Chapel, 2104 W US Hwy 40, Brazil. If you have questions about either group, please call 812.446.2206.
About Our Cremation Services & Facilities
Cremation is becoming more common for families today. When choosing cremation, you have many other options not found with traditional burial. Here a few of the many options that we can suggest for you.
- With cremation, time is not of such great importance. If your family is not local, a service can be held whenever it is convient to be together.
- Services can be done in any manner you choose. The body can be present with a full service in a traditional setting. Or, you may choose to have a memorial service in our banquet room at a later date with the ashes present.
- The cost of cremation can vary greatly depending on what options you choose. Cremation is typically more economical than traditional earth burial and the families have many options to choose from. Each service will vary just as each family's wishes will vary.
With the addition of a banquet room at Lawson~Miller Chapel, we can offer a place for family and friends to gather for a time of food and fellowship. This room has also been used to hold remembrance services for families. We have the ability to provide food through local catering businesses. The tables, chairs and facility are available to use with a service or as a place to hold the services. Our help in personalizing your choices are a service we provide at no additional charge when you use our facility.
We would be more than happy to discuss these options with you. Please feel free to call us and set up an appointment!
Urns are offered in almost any shape, size, material and object imaginable now. There are traditional choices with wooden boxes, or porcelain vases, as well as metal containers. If you are seeking a more personalized approach, we can offer picture urns, sundials to be placed outside as well a customizing any of the above. Scattering urns are becoming more popular. If you would like to scatter the remains of your loved one, we offer urns that are designed for water as well as land scattering.
Urns can be as simple as a sturdy plastic container suitable for burial or as elaborate as you wish. We can show you many options. Several are on display in our selection room and we carry a wide offering of books to order from as well.
Cremation jewelry is becoming a very popular option for families. A small amount of the ashes are placed in a special locket and then permanently sealed. The lockets are available in a host of sizes, colors and shapes. They can be used as a key chain, worn as a necklace, or just kept by a family member. We offer several different companies from which to choose these items. We will fill and permanently seal them for you to keep.