Actually, what is done before and after the cremation is completely up to your survivors, your friends, family, and loved ones who may be experiencing feelings of loss and great sadness. However, we encourage you to relieve some of that burden by pre-planning your arrangements so that your wishes will be valued during your last moment final tribute.
Contrary to general belief, cremation in no way limits your choices. In truth, you have choices which may be memorialized in many ways. Choosing cremation over a traditional funeral service, neither requires service or eliminates a service. Typically funeral or memorial services are conducted either before or after a cremation. They can be as elaborate or as simple as personally desired. Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom they are made and are always personalized, with special meaning to reflect the life of the deceased.
Similar to a complete funeral service, a complete cremation uses a cremation casket. Once the viewing ceremony is over the remains may be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safekeeping. Used to hold cremated remains, Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods. They also vary in price depending on the material they are made of and other factors.
The Immediate Cremation may be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body and is usually followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. Because the body is typically not present during a memorial service, we encourage those who select an immediate cremation to reserve time for visitation before the cremation process.
On the topic of viewing and embalming, if the viewing can be done within a few hours after the death then embalming would not be necessary. If there is a delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. If the viewing could not be done within 48 hours, then embalming may be required. Viewing can be a vital part of the healing process and may provide an opportunity for healthy healing and recovery. Your other choice in cremation is a Direct Cremation. This, however, usually provides limited service time.
At Thrash Funeral Chapel, we take great pride in our reputation for personalized service when it is most necessary. If you have any questions regarding our cremation services or any other service, we invite you to contact us at (214) 222-7800. Thank you for your interest in Thrash Funeral Home. We look forward to serving you soon!
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