Options for the Ashes of Your Deceased Loved One After Cremation

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home under Cremation Services
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After your deceased loved one is cremated, what will you do with their cremated remains? That’s a question you and yours will want to mull over because there are so many options. You won’t want to go with just any option, however. You’ll want to do something that honors the memory of someone who had been near and dear to you for a long time. You can bet that a Rosenberg, TX cremation services provider will be able to assist you.

One reason people should preplan their own final services is that they can leave behind directions so that their loved ones will know exactly what to do. But if your deceased relative did not preplan, you and yours will need to figure out what to do with their ashes after the cremation. What follows is a list of some of the more common options.

Spread the Ashes

A prominent choice for cremated remains is scattering. You can scatter the ashes on the ground, in the air, or on the water. In fact, there’s no reason why you can’t do two or even all three of the above. You’ll simply want to reserve some of the cremated remains for each of the above. If you have a simple cremation with no formal service, you might want to have a private gathering consisting of loved ones and then scatter the ashes in the backyard. If you will scatter the cremains, do it in a place that has some sort of sentimental significance. So if the deceased had enjoyed tending a flower garden, you can scatter the ashes in the garden.

Keep Cremains in Cremation Urn

You can also keep the cremated remains of your loved one in a cremation urn. You can place the urn in your home, in your cottage, or even on the back deck. If you will be keeping it outdoors, ensure you get an urn that can hold up to the elements. A funeral director will be able to advise you on how to select the right urn. Some people choose to place the urn on a shelf in the family room, on the fireplace mantel, or someplace else in their homes. There is no right or wrong place. It depends on what you and your family choose to do.

Bury the Cremation Urncremation services in Rosenberg, TX

Another option is to bury the urn. You can do it on your own property, in a cemetery, or in a columbarium. As for the last option, a columbarium doesn’t actually involve burying the urn underground. But it’s regarded as an aboveground burial option. A columbarium is a structure, often found on the grounds of a cemetery, where people can place cremation urns. They can then visit the area much like people can visit a cemetery after the burial.

Do you need assistance from a professional funeral home offering cremation services in Rosenberg, TX. If so, we’re here to help. Allow us to assist you with planning a funeral service or cremation service for a loved one who has passed away. We can also help you preplan your own body disposition if you wish to do so. For the help you require, give us a call to speak with our funeral director. You can also stop by our office if you would prefer to talk with someone in person.

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