What is Cremation?
Cremation is the process by which the enclosed deceased is placed in a cremation chamber where, through heat and evaporation, the body is reduced to its basic elements which are referred to as “cremated remains.” The remains are not ashes, but bone fragments. After preparation, these elements are placed in a temporary container that is suitable for transport.
Cremation… What’s Next?
Cremation is not the final disposition. Cremation is the preparation for “memorialization.” An integral part of our recovery from loss is the need to see and know that our loved ones are in a place where we can return to remember and honor their memory. That’s why many of us display pictures of loved ones that have passed away in our homes.
What are my Options for Memorialization?
Permanent memorialization is about caring and remembering your loved one. It provides a lasting tribute that preserves a family’s heritage.
Memorial Properties offers your family:
Community Bible Niche – The cremation urn is displayed inside our luxurious chapel mausoleums with a marble enclosure. Name and dates are inscribed on a feature placed inside the crypt space.
Private Niches – Personal memorialization for one or two. Niches are enclosed with marble or granite which also features the names and dates of your loved ones. In addition, private niches feature a glass front display for decorative urns.
Private Family Cremation Space – Personal memorialization for multiple inurnments within a family. A wonderful tribute for the whole family featuring the family name in marble or granite and specific names and dates on a feature placed inside the family space.
Urn Gardens – For placement of the urn within the ground featuring the name and dates of your loved one on a monument placed at the gravesite.