Are you planning a cremation service in honor of a family member who has died? While cremation is now the leading body disposition option for many families, there are still many misconceptions about cremation. But you can count on the funeral director at a provider of cremation services in Clarksburg, MD to give you accurate information.
Here’s a look at misconceptions about cremations that no funeral will ever try to pass off as fact.
No Funeral Director Will Say That a Cremation is Inferior to a Funeral with a Burial
You can be certain that no funeral director will say that a funeral with a casket burial is better than a cremation. On the other hand, they also won’t say that a cremation is better than a funeral with a casket burial. Both options offer a fitting way to give a loved one a final send-off. You and your family will need to sit down and have a frank discussion so. That’s the best way to decide what final service option is the best choice for your deceased loved one.
Nor Funeral Director Will Say That Christians Shouldn’t Arrange Cremations
You might be surprised to learn that the majority of denominations accept both burial and cremation. This is a big reversal from the way it used to be. At one point long ago, most Christian denominations favored burial and either rejected or strongly discouraged cremation. You’ll now find that there are very few religions that are not in favor of cremation. If you’re not sure what your faith community teaches about cremation, ask one of the leaders affiliated with your faith. You can also ask the funeral director. If they don’t know the answer, they’ll find someone who does.
No Funeral Director Will Say That You Can’t Combine a Cremation with a Funeral
If you’re planning a cremation, there’s nothing stopping you from also holding a funeral or memorial. You can look at the price list to see what funeral service options are available. There are some crematories specializing in direct cremation that might not offer other services. But most funeral homes will allow you to plan a cremation and a formal service either before the cremation or after the cremation. It is advised to hold a service of some sort. It helps with the grieving process, allows people to be there for one another, and helps people gain closure.
Do you need our help planning a cremation service in Clarksburg, MD? We’re here to help in any way we can to help you plan a final service. We’re a family owned and operated funeral home that has been serving the community since the early 1900s. This means we have deep roots in the area and a connection to the people here. For the help you require, you can reach us by phone to speak with one of our licensed industry professionals. You can also visit our office to speak to someone in person.