Within society today, the needs of people are quite diverse. When considering a funeral ceremony, there is no right or wrong way to do things. The most important aspect of having a ceremony is celebrating and remembering the deceased''s life in a way that is meaningful to the survivors. Funeral services are either traditional or memorial. A traditional funeral often has the body of the deceased present. A memorial service usually means that the body is not present. The type of service selected, though important,is only one part of what will make the service complete and meaningful.