The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation carries a long tradition and remains largely unchanged.
Cremation simply expedites the process of reducing a body to bone fragments through application of intense heat.
What is done before or after the cremation is up to the survivors, or up to you. You can relieve the burden of these decisions by Pre-planning your arrangements in advance of need so that your wishes will be honored.
Contrary to what some people believe, Cremation does not limit choices, but, in fact, increases one’s options. It is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways.
Cremation and Funerals
Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial. They can be elaborate or simple and traditional or nontraditional. Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom and by whom they are made.They may be personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning Corprew Funeral Home is able to assist in any and all of your Funeral Service needs. To obtain more information on funeral services call 757-399-4661.
Importance of Memorialization
Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.
Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. Corprew Funeral Home offers the following memorialization options, among others, for cremated remains:
Memorialization Options for Cremation:
OUTDOOR NICHES – The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in an above ground columbarium niche.
SCATTERING – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea or the stars.
TRADITIONAL BURIAL – In ground burial on a family plot – Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.
PERSONALIZED MEMORIALIZATION – Inscribe your family member’s name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also have custom, unique Urns and Keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our Merchandise pages, or contact us directly and we will personally address your needs.
Cremation Tribute Packages
Full Service With Visitation Followed By Cremation
Arrangement Conference; Local Transportation; Administrative Details (placing of obituary, filing death certificate, cremation permit, Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, contacting clergy, musicians, caterer, florist, church women regarding luncheon, cemetery sexton if cremains are to be buried); Embalming and Other Preparation of Deceased; Up to four hours of Visitation; Funeral Service in a setting of your choice; Hearse to Crematory.
Standard Cremation Service with Gathering of Remembrance
Arrangement conference; Local Transportation (hearse from place of death and again to crematory); Filing necessary permits; Temporary Shelter of Remains; Placing of Obituary; Embalming and Other Preparation for Private Viewing for immediate family up to one hour; Memorial Service with Funeral Director present at a location of your choice to usher, greet, set-up (flowers, urn, etc.); use of urn table and flower stands, process and recess from service.
Director Assisted Memorial Gathering
Arrangement Conference; Local Transportation; Administrative Details (placing of obituary, filing death certificate, cremation permit, Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, contacting clergy, musicians, caterer, florist, church women regarding luncheon, cemetery sexton if cremains are to be buried); Temporary Shelter of Remains; Memorial Service with Funeral Director Present at a location of your choice to usher, greet, set-up (flowers, urn, etc.), process and recess from service.
Arrangement Conference; Local Transportation; Filing Necessary Permits; Placing of obituary; Temporary Shelter of Remains; Private viewing for immediate family up to one hour during normal business hours.
Basic Cremation Service
Arrangement Conference; Local Transportation; Filing Necessary Permits; Temporary Shelter of Remains.
Cremation Caskets & Containers
(Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Maple, Pecan, Poplar, Cloth and Cardboard)
To view a partial listing of our urns, please click here. Your funeral director can provide you with a more extensive list if you desire to see one.