Memorial Services


A celebration as unique as your loved one

The memorial service is a time to honor and remember the deceased.

This event can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. You can choose to hold the memorial service at church, one of our funeral homes, the final resting place, your home, or some other preferred location. These events usually include music, selected readings, and a eulogy, but these elements aren’t required. Memorial services can be further personalized to create a unique celebration of life events. What’s most important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories, and pay their respects.

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Many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral.

This can be achieved by bringing the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. For example, by displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, the memorial service can become more relevant and meaningful. If you desire to make the funeral for your loved one more engaging and personal, a celebration of life event may be the perfect solution. We suggest consider the following questions as you begin the planning process:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was his or her profession?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was his or her cultural or ethnic heritage a source of great pride?

We're here to advise, assist, and guide you.

Using the above questions as a starting point, the compassionate professionals at Evan W. Smith Funeral Services will help you create a fitting and deeply personal memorial service for your loved one. Please reach out to us to learn more about our memorial service planning process.



Whether you need to plan a funeral for a death that has occurred or are seeking to preplan arrangements, our staff is always available to assist you. Please contact us anytime.

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201 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE 19805

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518 S. Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901

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