Memorializing your loved one can be a daunting task. In the wake of a traumatic loss that leaves you and your family grief-stricken, likely, you will not want to exert too much effort into planning the practicalities, from arranging a funeral to selecting the stone.
In these unprecedented times, when monument showrooms are closing their doors and families are left to mourn their loved ones in isolation, the challenges inherent to surviving a beloved relative or friend have never been more obvious. Following the state of Michigan’s stay-at-home order, our showroom is closed.
However, we believe wholeheartedly that our services are now more important than ever. Out of respect for our clients who we have served since the 1890s, orders are still available online. Using the same three-stage process we have always used to assist families in their time of need, we will guide you to select the perfect monument: one that is highly personal and profoundly intimate.
Elegant or Subtle
No two individual human lives are alike, which means that each monument should be wholly unique, too. In nearly 130 years, we have never designed the same memorial twice. Your choice of memorial will depend largely on your loved one’s last wishes or if their death was unexpected, their personality as you remember it. Highly elegant monuments can be designed for the strong personality, while understated markers are popular for those who led quiet, faithful lives.
Traditional or Innovative
Headstones and memorials have been used for millennia to celebrate the lives of those who have passed away, but trends have come and gone over the years. Take a walk through a local West Michigan cemetery and you will see the way certain stones, designs, and epitaphs transcend time—while others appear remarkably dated, suggesting that even the end-of-life care industry is not immune to trends! Today, there is an incredibly wide variety of options available for your loved one’s memorial, from conservative and conventional to bold and creative.
Black Monument was founded in 1893 and is one of the oldest family businesses in the Grand Rapids area. We take pride in our long, rich history. Unlike others in our industry, we strive to treat each of our clients like family, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that your loved one’s memory is being handled with the utmost dignity and respect.