Factors to Consider When Choosing a Funeral Home for Cremation Services

By: Shama Rhoden
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Direct or Simple Cremation Service

When looking for a funeral home and cremation service, there are various types of service options or alternatives. Some families are only familiar with direct cremation options. Direct Cremation or Simple Cremation, however, is the most basic and least expensive cremation available as it only involves the most minimal services. Direct Cremation is exclusive of any type of service or viewing of the remains.

Service with a Cremation

At Lakeside Memorial Chapel, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, we also offer the option of a service with a cremation or memorial service.  A Service with a Cremation provides the option to have a meaningful celebratory service and an opportunity to view your loved one and bid final farewell.  Funerals aid in the mourning process and is a very valuable experience. It is not only beneficial to the bereaved family socially, but is helpful to family and friends of the deceased, mourners, supporters, and the community alike.  In essence, attending the funeral allows us to acknowledge and cope with the loss, reaffirm the importance of living, and gain closure.

Following this service, the cremation process can then take place.  Again, when looking for a funeral home and cremation service, it is important that these options are carefully and thoroughly explained.

Memorial Service

The third option is a Memorial Service. This is exclusive of any funeral rituals or a viewing or visitation of any kind. It memorializes a deceased individual without the remains or body present. One immense benefit of a memorial service is that it allows for flexibility in planning as well as time. Usually memorial services often take place several days following the death or even up to several months. For relatives that live afar, it allows them to properly plan and make the necessary travel arrangements without urgency.  It allows family and friends to take an unlimited amount of time to adjust to the new realities of the loss.  A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, church, residence, club house, restaurant, or special venue and can be religious or non-religious. It assists in establishing the significance of the loss and how much your loved one will be missed. You may also choose to have the remains present in an urn or not.

At Lakeside Memorial Chapel, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, we believe that any method of cremation chosen allows for the validation of life and for the continuance of living. 


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