This type of service occurs when the deceased is on display. This can take place at the funeral home, religious institution or even at a more casual location, like at a friend or family's home and sometimes even in a park. When the deceased had more than one location where loved ones were left behind, a memorial ceremony can be held in a city that is not in close proximity to the actual funeral.
Prearrangement is the planning of the details of a funeral before death occurs. While for some, the act of preparing for ones passing can be difficult, it is comforting to know that your wishes and the burden and expense of planning a funeral are taken care of.
Direct burial is the procedure of burying the deceased without a preceding chapel service or visitation. This does not preclude having a service at a later time or even at the burial site.