A Funeral Service is a service held to memorialize a deceased person with their body present. A Memorial Service is a service held to memorialize a deceased person with their body not present. ... If a burial occurs prior to the service for a loved one, the service is considered a Memorial Service.
A funeral service is very personal, but it will usually include a eulogy, funeral hymns and readings, such as funeral poems. ... After a funeral service in a crematorium mourners the coffin is obscured by a curtain before for the actual cremation. The coffin is also cremated.