Funeral services offer support, continuity and hope. They help families find strength and healing through community and ritual.
When a loved one dies, a funeral service provides a dignified and respectful tribute to their life and an opportunity for family and friends to say goodbye. Whether you choose to bury or cremate your loved one, our licensed funeral directors at Spicer-Mullikin will take you step-by-step through the process.
We make sure that your loved one has a personalized service as unique as they are.
At Spicer-Mullikin, one of our most important obligations to each family we serve is to help them navigate a sad and challenging time in their lives. We do this with care and compassion. We offer each family the opportunity to have a life celebration like no other, and share their fondest memories of their loved one.
Learn more on this page about some of our programs to help celebrate and commemorate your loved one:
- Livestreaming and Video Recording Services
- Green Burials
- Living Memorial Program
- Helpful Resources for Planning a Funeral
- Payment Options
Cremation is an increasingly common alternative to a traditional burial, offering unique benefits and opportunities to create a personalized memorial service.
This Spicer-Mullikin guide explains why a growing number of people are including cremation in their final wishes, and answers many of the questions you or your family may have.
If you are in need of funeral cremation services or would like to discuss funeral pre-planning for yourself or a loved one, please call us at one of our locations.
Livestreaming and Video Recording Services
At Spicer-Mullikin we proudly partner with local businesses in Delaware to offer families options to honor loved ones. We offer livestreaming and video recording services through our partnership with local business O.K. Video. Livestreaming services is a way for families and friends to attend a service, share sympathy and remember a loved one when they can’t be there in person.
Ask your funeral director for more information about livestreaming or recording services.
For our families who choose “green” burials, Spicer-Mullikin offers several burial plan options, including:
- Formaldehyde-free sanitary care
- Renewable caskets free of metals, plastics and toxic chemicals of any kind
- Beautiful seagrass caskets crafted by hand from sustainable willow and fully lined with a natural, unbleached fitted cotton
Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory received its green burial certification in October 2012.
If you’re in need of funeral services or would like to discuss funeral planning for yourself or a loved one, please call us at (302) 368-9500.
The Living Memorial Tree Planting Program
The Living Memorial Tree Planting Program is a way to remember your loved one over the years through the beauty of nature. More than just a majestic memorial, Living Memorial trees shelter wildlife, reduce water and win erosion and contribute to the purity of the air we breathe, helping to improve the environment for generations to come.
While nothing can take the place of a loved one, there is comfort in knowing that as one life ends, a new one is just beginning. For more information about this program, ask your Spicer-Mullikin funeral director.
Helpful Resources for Funeral Planning
We’ve prepared resources that may help you approach the task of planning a funeral. They’re available below for download and printing:
- Important Information for You and Those You Love
- 50 Things That Must Be Done on the Most Difficult Day of Your Life
- Next Steps After a Death Occurs
- Frequently Asked Questions about Funeral Planning
- Creating a Special Tribute to Your Loved One
- Catering Your Event
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