Cremation Services

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Cremation has gained popularity for its flexibility, allowing for more options in terms of when and where you hold a service. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service before cremation or a memorial service at a later time, with or without the urn, the choice is yours. You have the freedom to keep the urn, scatter the ashes in a meaningful place, or opt for burial in a grave or columbarium, where we can conduct a service. Regardless of whether you select burial or cremation, we're here to provide you with a heartfelt ceremony that honors your loved one's memory in a meaningful way.

Cremation Simplified

Cremation, an increasingly chosen option, remains deeply rooted in tradition, essentially expediting the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through intense heat. What happens before or after the cremation is entirely flexible, to be determined by survivors or through pre-planning, ensuring your wishes are honored. Contrary to some misconceptions, cremation broadens rather than restricts choices, allowing a respectful and dignified process that can be memorialized in various ways.

Cremation and Funeral Services

Choosing cremation doesn't dictate whether you have a funeral service or not. You have the flexibility to arrange a traditional or contemporary service before or after cremation. These services can be elaborate or simple, traditional or unconventional, reflecting the individual being honored. Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Homes & Cremation Center is equipped to assist with your Funeral Service needs, and for more details, feel free to contact us.

Different Cremation Services

The Complete Cremation Service parallels a full funeral service but concludes with cremation instead of casketed burial. This can be achieved with a cremation casket or a rental casket. Following the service and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, scattered, or returned to the family in urns made of various materials.

The Immediate Cremation Service involves prompt disposition of the body, often followed by a later memorial service. Viewing the deceased before the immediate cremation can provide closure to the family. If viewing occurs within hours, embalming may not be necessary, but for longer delays, it's recommended. A service or ceremony is vital for healthy recovery from a loss due to death.

A Direct Cremation is a basic cremation without formal funeral services, primarily focusing on the removal and transportation of the deceased.

Importance of Memorialization

Memorialization offers a lasting, secure place for cremated remains and an opportunity for family and descendants to honor their loved ones. Cremation provides numerous memorialization options, from keeping the remains at home to scattering them in dedicated environments or choosing traditional burial. Personalized memorializations like inscriptions on plaques, park benches, and custom urns are also available. Visit our merchandise pages for an overview or contact us directly for assistance with your needs.

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