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Service Options

Service Options

Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing.

Burial Services

There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
  • Visitation, also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket and say goodbye or offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral or memorial services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
  • Graveside, chapel, or committal services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.



Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life. After the cremation and memorial services, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

  • Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
  • Graveside services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.



Payment Options

We offer multiple payment options to help lessen the financial burden on your family during this difficult time. Talk to a member of our staff if you have any questions or need more information. Payment is not required at the time of the arrangement conference.  In the arrangement conference, we will complete a Statement and Purchase Agreement, which will outline the charges for all selected services and merchandise, as well as estimates for cash advance items (non-funeral home charges, such as obituaries, cemetery charges, etc.).  We require that a plan for payment be completed prior to any services being scheduled and that cash advance items be paid prior to any services being rendered.  

  • We accept cash and personal checks, which may allow for a discount
  • We accept Visa and Mastercard payments in house of over the phone
  • We accept payments online via all major credit cards — Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Use our online payment platform to easily and securely pay by credit card today.
  • We accept assignments from life insurance policies.  We will need to confirm that the policy is valid, in force, and assignable prior to any services being scheduled.
  • We offer a 30-Day account option for families wishing to pay the full balance in less than 30 days.  As this is an extension of credit, we do require 2 credit-worthy signatures for this type of arrangement.
  • We offer crowdfunding for funeral services, memorial funds, and more. With all the features of other major crowdfunding sites and less fees, crowdfunding on our website is a great option for your family. Talk to a member of our staff to start a crowdfunding campaign today.
  • Through our website provider, we work with multiple lenders across the U.S. through the Tribute Loans program to get you the most competitive lending rates. Viewing the offers available to you doesn’t affect your credit, so you can see all the options you have for loan amounts and repayment terms.
  • For those unable to qualify for the Tribute Loans program, we also offer in-house financing options, based on eligibility.  Payments over time are subject interest and will require a downpayment and 2 credit-worthy signatures.



Wilkerson Funeral Home - Vanceboro
Phone: (252) 244-0770
608 Farm Life Avenue, Vanceboro, NC 28586

Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville
Phone: (252) 752-2101
2100 East Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Pinewood Memorial Park
Phone: (252) 752-9220
4150 East Tenth Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Farmer Funeral Service
Phone: (252) 746-3510
109 Second Street, Ayden, NC 28513

Winterville Cremation & Funeral Services
Phone: (252) 752-2103
113-C West Firetower Road, Winterville, NC 28590


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