What is cremation?
Cremation is an alternative to traditional burial. An individual may choose cremation for a variety of reasons, including religious, personal or social factors. Even if this is you or your family member’s preferred method of disposition, you may still have a full visitation at the funeral home. Some families decide that a small, private gathering before the cremation is best.
A religious or secular service can take place before or after the cremation. If you choose to have your loved one’s body present, it is still considered a funeral service. Conversely, if you choose to have the cremation take place first, and then opt for a formal service, it would be considered a memorial service. No matter what you decide, there are plenty of options to help make your choices easier from participating in the traditions, ceremonies or rituals of a funeral service.
Families select cremation for many reasons. Simplicity, environmental concerns, and flexibility in ceremony planning add to its increasing selection. Some choose cremation for economic reasons.
The funeral service and cremation, also known as a traditional cremation
As with the option of burial, cremation can occur after a traditional funeral celebrating the life of the deceased where the casket is present at one’s place of worship or a funeral chapel.
Often times, the only difference between a funeral celebration followed by a burial and one followed by cremation, is that the body is taken to the crematory after the services instead of the cemetery.
The memorial service and cremation
The memorial service, like a funeral, is a service of remembrance, only without the body present. A family may choose to have the cremation process take place and then hold a service in a church or at the funeral home, with the cremated remains displayed in the selected urn. The urn is usually placed on a table perhaps accompanied by a photo of the deceased and a vase of flowers or other floral tribute. A time of private viewing for the immediate family is usually chosen in this instance before the cremation process takes place.
It has been proven that taking part in the process of arranging and attending funeral ceremonies that celebrate the life of a loved one can greatly assist in the grief process. Viewing and visitation of the deceased as part of this celebration helps families by providing closure and the opportunity to say good-bye.
This is just an affordable option where there is no service we just transfer your love one into our care from the place of passing and we do the cremation procedure it usually takes about 7-10 days to complete the cremation procedure just depends on how long it takes the doctor to sign off on the death certificate.