Selecting burial vs. cremation can be confusing for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated.
The decision between burial and cremation is a personal decision made by the individual or family members. Moreover, take your deceased loved one’s wishes, feelings, and beliefs into consideration.
Religious and cultural beliefs also play an important part in this decision. Except for Orthodox Judaism, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Islam, most religions accept the process of cremation.
Technological advancement has led to the creation of modern cremation equipment that can help reduce the body to its basic elements. Nevertheless, there are environmental concerns associated with emission of gases released during cremations.
The cremated remains can be stored in a cremation urn and displayed on a shelf or mantle at home, scattered on land, scattered from the air by plane, floated on water, placed in a columbarium, buried in a burial plot (does not require a full-sized plot), or entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum. So, you can carry the cremated remains of the deceased with you if you are moving elsewhere, but this is not possible in the case of burial.
However, as cremation is an irreversible process, it is essential to make up your mind and be clear as to whether you want to choose a cremation or burial.
Moreover, keep in mind that cremation is not a substitute for a funeral, as the final disposition of the remains is still required.
You can still hold a funeral service before the cremation or a memorial service afterwards. When opting for cremation, the ashes of the loved one can later be scattered, buried, or entombed.
If you still need help making this decision, please know that we are able to help you come to the perfect decision. If you decide that cremation is the right choice for your loved one, then this web site will explain our offerings. If, on the other hand, you decide that burial is the right choice for your loved one, we offer a wide range of burial services to complement our cremation offerings. Click on the link below for additional information.