In recent years, more people have chosen cremation due to several reasons including cremation becoming more acceptable, fewer religious restriction, fewer family traditions; people dying at older ages; and a greater flexibility in memorial services. Whether your loved one wished for cremation or the family collective decided in a creation, a cremation is a way to memorialize a loved one.
Just like a burial, a cremation involves planning. One thing a person or his/her family must decide on is what type of urn the ashes will be placed in. Cremated remains are put into a plastic bag and placed into an urn or temporary container. Adult cremated remains weigh between four and six pounds.
At Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory, we have worked with many families who have chosen cremation and have served the Jacksonville community with our cremation services since 1880.
An urn is the best way to store the ashes. You can either bury the urn, place it in your house, bury it in your yard, or some other options our team can share with you.
How do you choose an urn? Based on the weight of the ashes, our team at Evergreen will let you know what size urn you will need. If you want to keep the urn at the cemetery in a columbarium, we will let you know what size the urn will need to be, as well.
Urns can be made from wood, copper, granite, bronze, glass, marble, ceramic, etc. If the appearance of the urn is important to you, then you can choose a material/design that is aesthetically pleasing, if you plan to keep the urn displayed somewhere.
If the urn needs to travel by air, it’s best to choose glass, so you will have no problem transporting the remains through security.
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Our funeral director and team will let you know all the cremation and urn options that are available to you. At Evergreen, we assure you that we document every step of the cremation process, so that we are properly identifying your loved one’s remains.
We will work with you every step of the way throughout the cremation process to make sure your make the right choices for your loved one.
At Evergreen Cemetery, we promise to work with you on the planning and organizing of the funeral and burial/cremation of loved one to honor his/her wishes, along with the family’s wishes. Our team is there for you.
Our team at Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory in Jacksonville, Fl, knows every family has different needs, and we can help you create proper services that reflect your wishes, your sibling’s wishes, while fitting within your budget.
Whether you’re looking for a burial or cremation or funeral reception services, we will work with you from start to finish throughout this process in your time of need.
If you have any questions about funerals, cremations or burials, please reach out to us. We want to help you plan services without the worry of a financial burden.
If you’re looking for a funeral home in Jacksonville, Florida, Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory can help you with the process every step of the way. Call us at 904-353-3649 for more information, or visit our funeral home Jacksonville, FL contact page.