T oday, many families are choosing cremation when a loved one passes away. Cremation offers a variety of options to families who are anticipating the death of a loved one or are faced with a death that has already occurred. At Ronald Taylor II Funeral Homes we help families understand cremation and the simplicity it provides. Through our webpage and other media outlets, you can build a complete portrait of your Family Member with an online tribute. Create a collection of stories from friends and loved ones. Add enduring images - photos, videos and music to be enjoyed and shared for generations to come. These memories created helps create some closure for the deceased family members since there is no interment for the deceased.
Cremation may follow a funeral service or occur before a memorial service. Families can decide whether to have a traditional casket service else where before cremation. Conversely, a family may want to proceed with cremation and then hold a memorial service during which the urn is placed on a table display. The urn is often accompanied by a picture of the departed and a spray of flowers. Preplanning a cremation service is a particularly graceful gift one gives to the family, expressing consideration for them.
After the funeral and cremation services, families may choose to scatter the remains, place the urn in a gravesite or columbarium, or retain the urn. A cremation service necessitates some element of decision on the family’s part in this regard. Ashes may be scattered at sea off the side of a boat. When families scatter at sea, they often scatter flower petals on the water. Alternatively, cremated remains may become part of the Memorial Reef. Cemeteries are prepared for families who would like to place the urn at a gravesite. Special fixtures exist that allow families to do just that. If a family would like to keep the urn as a memorial, it is usually displayed on a mantle or small table accompanied by a picture of the loved one.
A cremation funeral service is similar to traditional casket services in most ways. A cremation service is a gracious way to honor a loved one, and the cremation cost does not impose any extraordinary burdens on a family. Planning a cremation funeral service takes the level of planning that would go into any memorial service, and the results are a beautiful memorial that captures the love and respect that the family intends.