Our goal is to create unique services that help everyone reflect on the life lived and that encourage the sharing of memories. One of the best ways to do this is by making sure the services are personalized to represent the lost loved one's passions and interests through an endless list of personalization options.
Life tribute vignettes
Combining favorite pictures, collections and touchstones of memory with our unique backdrops to tell the story of the life you are celebrating.
unique funeral vehicles
The fleet of vehicles the Pray funeral Home uses while caring for families are very unique. Each one is designed for a specific purpose to meet the unique needs of funeral services and the higher standards that Pray's uphold.
Our Cadillac State Coach was designed and built by Bennett Funeral Coaches of Grand Rapids with the help of Joe E. Pray. This Coach is the very first of it's kind and has become the benchmark of the professional car industry. It's most outstanding feature is the full glass design, that allows the casket to be viewed while in the Coach.
Our Cadillac Limousine was also designed and built by Bennett Funeral Coaches with the help of Joe E. Pray. It's most outstanding feature is the painted hard top design that other manufacturers have not been able to build successfully.
Our 1937 Lasalle Carved Side Coach is a fully restored specimen of a rare automobile. It is thought that only one or two other may still survive. This car was fully restored by Bennett Funeral Coaches and is used for funeral services at Pray Funeral Home. Many people may have seen this award winning automobile at auto shows around the state of Michigan.
Pray Funeral Home is also pleased to be affiliated with the Hometown Hearse Company, the provider of a unique Motorcycle hearse combining the design of a Harley Davidson Trike pulling a historically fashioned horse drawn style hearse. This wonderful tribute to those who loved the wind in their face on the open road is available for any procession through Pray Funeral Home.
Ceremony has always been woven into the fabric of our lives. Pray Funeral Home provides to those families who choose cremation the Ark.
The Ark is used to transport the cremated remains of their loved one to the graveside and add to the dignity of the committal ceremonies. Family members often serve as "ark bearers" in a final tribute.
When earth burial is not the final disposition for the cremated remains, the Ark is used to hold the cremated remains for a simple presentation ceremony at the funeral home.
"As with all the services we provide to the families we serve, dignity has always been the focal point and the Ark is one way we are able to add to that dignity," states Joseph Pray.
video tribute options
The Family Remembrance Program℠ is a unique program exclusively available through Pray Funeral Home to record, preserve, and share the stories of your family member, or your entire family.
Pray Funeral Home's Remember A Life Well Lived℠ program is conducted during visitation . Our staff videographer records guests and family's favorite stories and remembrances of their friend and family member. Portions of these interviews are mixed with photographs music and clips from the funeral or memorial for a video presentation 10 to 12 minutes in length. This fulfills the family's often expressed wish, "I wish I could remember all the stories that guests shared during visitation!"
Pray Funeral Home's Your Life, Your Story℠ program offers you the opportunity to leave a unique gift to your family members. This program is available at the time you make pre-arrangements. It allows you to record your life story in your own words on video. This can be a gift to your family members and friends now, and it can be incorporated into a Living Album in the future.
Your Life, Your Story℠ is available either as a simple 50-minute interview videotaped by our staff as part of your pre-arrangements with Pray Funeral Home. Or, it is available as a professionally produced and edited story, by our professional videographer at your home, or at the location of your choice. The professional edition starts with an hour long interview and incorporates pictures and other images of other memorabilia to make a truly unique gift for your family."
Your family photographs are skillfully blended with wonderful graphic images and music, to create an elegantly emotive cinematic video. It can be an integral part of any funeral or memorial service. After the ceremony, the video is sure to become a treasured family keepsake. And, we can make copies as gifts for family and friends.
FUNERAL RECORDING AND WEBCAsTING
The newest innovation in funeral service, webcasting, allows everyone you love to attend your loved one's service. A webcast is viewed live over the Internet, archived for delayed viewing, and can be downloaded to DVD for a permanent keepsake.