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Hampton Roads' Home of Personalization

Only at E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment, will you have the flexibility to show friends and family what made your loved one so special and unforgettable. There are so many ways to honor the life of those you held dear, from a traditional funeral service to a personalized memorial that celebrates a loved one’s hobbies, passions, and interests. 

We create video tributes with meaningful music and favorite family photos. Your family should also consider “The Prepast Experience”; That’s a Complementary Catered Breakfast served to your family at your church, our chapel or wherever you wish prior to service time. 

Included in some packages, is personalized embossed name dates, sewn onto the material inside the casket of your loved one. We also can take a picture of your loved one, and professionally produce an oil portrait that will be priceless for years to come. Coming soon is the “Eternal Tribute” Funeral Book of Memories. 

The E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment caters your total experience around your specific needs and wishes. Your loved one didn’t live a cookie cutter life; so their farewell shouldn’t be cookie cutter either. 

Elements of a service

Here are some other elements of a Service:

  • Casket Personalization 
  • The Prepast Experience 
  • Balloon Release 
  • Personalized Oil Portraits 
  • Food Service 
  • Limousine Service 
  • The “Eternal Tribute” Book of Memories 
  • Military Honors 
  • Online Obituaries 
  • DVD Tributes 
  • Online Remembrance 
  • Remembrance Keepsakes
  • Special music (live or recorded)
  • Remarks about the life of the deceased
  • A time of sharing memories by guests
  • Readings of poetry or religious texts
  • Prayers
  • Display of photos, awards, memorabilia
  • Handout with the order of service and obituary

Other ideas include:

  • Dove or butterfly release
  • Catered or potluck meal
  • Candle lighting ceremony
  • Favors for guests (packet of seeds, ribbon to wear, or other keepsake)

The important thing to remember is that a service is to celebrate and honor the life of your loved one, and allow you to feel the support of family, friends and the community in your time of loss.

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