Contrary to what most people believe, cremation does not limit one's choices. The choice of cremation does not eliminate a funeral service. A funeral service followed by cremation need be no different than a funeral service followed by ground burial. Following the funeral service and cremation, the cremated remains are placed in an urn before being committed to a final resting place. The cremation urn may be buried, placed in an indoor or outdoor cemetery columbarium, or scattered where permitted by law.
Cremation does not limit, but in fact increases the options available. The options for ceremonies prior to or following the cremation can include the selection of a casket or an urn, visitation with the body present (or memorial visitation where the urn is the focal point), a display of photographs or personal effects and awards, the location of the funeral ceremony and selection of music.
The staff at Serenity Funeral Home understands the value of our services and the importance of personalization, which is why all of our services can be arranged to meet a family's needs or wishes. Increasingly, we find that individuals want to create a service that reflects a more meaningful tribute.
Cremation services come with a wide variety of options and oftentimes, many questions. There are many memorialization options when considering cremation services.
One of the decisions to be make is what should be done with the cremated remains after the cremation and cremation service is complete. There are three basic options:
• The Cremated Remains can be buried or interred in a cemetery.
• The Cremated Remains can be scattered.
• The Cremated Remains can be kept by the family members.
Traditional Cremation Service
Traditional cremation services consist of several aspects.
* A viewing or visitation which may take place at the funeral home, church, or at a person's home.
* The cremation service itself
* Internment, scattering, or care of remains in home
Cremation Service/ Memorial Service
In this situation the cremation usually takes place prior to the service. Therefore, the physical body is not present at the service, but the cremated remains can be present if you desire.
The cremated remains are then cared for as to your wish of disposition.
With these arrangements, cremation will take place without a ceremony. The remains are then cared for as to your wish of disposition.
At a memorial service, the urn can be an important focal point. After the service, the urn can be buried, placed in a niche at a mausoleum or kept at home.