Your loved one will be honored in a way that is most befitting to the life they lived. Personalizing their service helps tell their story and becomes a way to make a funeral service or celebration of life more meaningful when honoring the life they lived. We strive to help you communicate to your family and friends the joy and meaning of your loved one’s life.
At Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers we offer funeral personalization ideas and services that are new and unique to each family we serve. If desired, we step out of the box and create a lasting and memorable personalized service all your guests will appreciate. These include memory tables with displays of treasured possessions such as trophies, medals, certificates, tools from a favorite hobby, or other personal items that bring back memories. We also offer these unique personalization options described below.
Exclusive Legacy Tribute Wall
Our 35 foot, exclusive Legacy Tribute Video Wall helps capture and present some of the times and experiences that were most important to you and your family during the life of your loved one. Whether they loved the beach, spending time with grandchildren, or attending live sporting events, our exclusive video wall can display images, cinemagraphs, and family videos.
We offer 5 foot Tribute Blankets to all our families that provide us with a high quality photo. The blanket is a guaranteed hit that will be a centerpiece of the memorial, become a precious heirloom displayed in a family’s home. Our blankets are fully customized, machine washable, with a woven photograph to commemorate your loved one. The tribute blankets are non-fading, and designed to be used and cherished for generations to come.
Receptions and Catering
We have partnered with several caterers in our community so you may have the best options available when hosting friends and family. Whether before or after the service, catering possibilities are endless. Our bluebonnet community room can be set up banquet style with decorations including table centerpieces, floral arrangements, video screens, music, and live entertainment.
Certified Life Celebrant and Tribute Professional for Your Family
Because we focus on Life and Legacy, and ask “How do you want to be remembered?” we listen when you share. Have you attended a funeral where the officiant is not a member of local clergy? Times change and so do your needs, even if it’s just a small group who needs flexibility and creativity. Some families ask us to design an appropriate service for a loved one who didn’t belong to a specific religious faith. Or you want a nontraditional remembrance of life outside a sanctuary or funeral center. We remain committed to serving the needs of a contemporary society while remaining steeped in the tradition you’ve come to expect of us.
We’re pleased to introduce Dawn Lee Wakefield as our exclusive Certified Life Celebrant and Tribute Professional, available exclusively through Callaway-Jones. Many of you know Dawn Lee’s obituaries and tributes she’s shared for years. Maybe she spoke at a funeral, or unofficially helped your family prepare elements of traditional services for your loved ones. Learn More about our Celebrant Services
Digital Video Tributes
We use the latest professional editing software to combine your photos and videos with beautiful music to create a video Tribute for your family to treasure. Our team is happy to send your family a specific link where you can upload photos and videos directly into our advanced technology. Your family is able to choose a theme for the video and rearrange the order of photos as you please and choose music. Here is a sample video of what we create for your family:
Personalized Printing and Stationery – Click Here to see all our printing Themes
Send your guests home with a treasured keepsake that commemorates your loved one’s life. We can print customized memorial bookmarks, service programs, bulletins, prayer cards, tribute candles, thank you cards, usb drives, and add a personal touch with favorite photos, poems, scripture, or a specially-written tribute to your loved one.
Dove Release at the Gravesite
At funerals and memorials, the dove release memorial is the final part of the service. The release is often accompanied by a heart-felt poem that is read by a close family member or clergy official. A dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit, love, peace, hope, and the should. A white dove release offers a soothing touch in a time of sadness and sorrow.
The sound of the bagpipe is probably most associated with funeral services and the song “Amazing Grace.” The bagpipe adds a solemn and dignified touch to the funeral ceremony and can help communicate a sense of closure. A nice touch at the beginning of the graveside funeral service is to have the bagpiper start at a distance away and slowly march toward the gathering. At the conclusion of the ceremony it is quite popular to have the bagpiper playing while slowly marching off into the distance.