What is an in-ground burial?
In-ground burials are the most traditional choice for burials following death. This method of burial is also the most common, and popular option in the United States. In-Ground burial is an ideal option for those that want an outdoor memorial and would like a place for loved ones to come and reflect. It is also a good option for those that would like to be memorialized next to their loved ones.
During an in-ground burial, the in-tact remains are preserved and placed into a casket. A hole is dug in the location where the body and casket are to be buried. Traditionally, a funeral will take place and the casket is professionally loaded into the ground and covered with dirt. In the following weeks, the area is landscaped and a memorial (a plaque, headstone, or monument) is placed to mark where the remains are located. This ends up becoming a beautiful place in New Jersey to sit and remember your loved one.
Options for in-ground burial memorials
There are several options for creating a unique memorial for in-ground burials. As the casket is covered with earth, many families choose a headstone or a plaque to mark the area where the deceased will lie. Options for customizing a headstone are endless. Popular options to mark the memorial will include the date of birth, death, the name, a favorite quote or saying, and even a photograph can be incorporated into a headstone.
Other options include a larger monument or statue to be placed near the in-ground burial site. Some families may choose to have a memorial bench placed at the site, offering visitors a place to sit and reflect on their loved one that has passed. With so many options available, in-ground burials are an excellent choice for remembering a loved one.
Pre-planning an in-ground burial in New Jersey
Many people spend their whole lives planning for the future, yet fail to plan for something that every single person will eventually experience: death. While it may not be something we all want to think about, especially when death may be far away, pre-planning is the only way to guarantee that your exact wishes are honored. Pre-planning with Memorial Properties in NJ makes this process even easier. This includes specifying what kind of burial you would like, where you would like to be buried, and how you will be memorialized. Pre-planning a funeral takes a ton of stress off of loved ones at the time of death, allowing them to focus on memorializing the deceased.
Contact Memorial Properties today
If you are looking to pre-plan a traditional in-ground burial in New Jersey, Memorial Properties is here to help. Whether you would like to plan your own memorial or your entire family’s burials, our team will ensure every last detail is taken care of. By planning for the inevitable, you can relieve a lot of the stress and emotions that are evoked during a difficult time. Contact Memorial Properties today by calling 732-820-0211.