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Cremation

 Few of life's experiences surpass the power of a commemorative gathering or ceremony. It is an opportunity to bring people together in one place, at one time, for one purpose - to make a personal and lasting tribute to the one you loved.

Cremation ServicesCremation has been part of funeral rites for centuries, and it continues to be popular today due to its flexibility of scheduling, reduced cost, and the numerous options which a family might choose as they plan a life celebration for their loved one. Contrary to popular belief, cremation need not replace the funeral traditions that have become so important to many families. Through a commemorative cremation ceremony, you can preserve the comforting values of funeral traditions as well as provide a fitting tribute to celebrate a life that was lived well.

Whether your selection of a final disposition as cremation or a traditional casket burial, your selection is a personal choice which should meet your needs and wishes, upholding your family and religious traditions. After cremation, the ashes can be buried, interred in a mausoleum or columbarium, or retained by the family. The ashes can be presented in a single urn, or families will often choose to separate the ashes into small keepsake urns. Cremation services can include all the elements of a traditional funeral, with the added flexibility of an extended time schedule to better accommodate a family's needs. Many of our families choose a cremation package such as:

  • Full Service Funeral with Cremation & Burial - A traditional visitation and funeral service (in church or the funeral home) with the body present, followed by cremation. A graveside service can be held at a future date to inter the ashes.
  • Viewing & Funeral Service with Cremation (No burial) - A traditional visitation and funeral service (in church, funeral home, or other location) with the body present, followed by cremation. The ashes are usually retained by the family.
  • Immediate Cremation with Memorial Service & Burial - An immediate cremation of the body, followed by a memorial service and interment of ashes at a future date. The family might choose to have the cremated remains present at the memorial service and interred immediately following, or to have them interred prior to the service, often in a private family ceremony.
  • Immediate Cremation with Memorial Service (No Burial) - An immediate cremation of the body, followed by only a memorial service. The family often chooses to have the cremated remains present at the memorial service, and then takes the ashes home with them.
  • Cremation with a Graveside Service - An immediate cremation of the body, followed by the interment of ashes at a future date.
  • Basic Cremation - An immediate cremation of the body, but without any further ceremony. The ashes are usually retained by the family.
  • Customized Services - Your individual wishes and desires might include a combination of several items explained above. Your funeral service professional will assist you in arranging the specific set of goods and services that meets your unique funeral needs.

Cremations options are virtually limitless; we can help you select the appropriate services that will help you honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. We hope that you will take time to carefully consider your choices, ask questions, and depend on us to assist you in selecting the right types of services for you. Please contact us at (610) 866-8059 if you would like more information regarding your options with cremation; we may also be reached via email at info@longfuneralhome.com.

A well planned service warms the soul and illuminates the memory.

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