Should You Use Funeral Homes For Cremations?

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Karen Reardon under Funeral Home
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If a loved one has passed away and you’ve decided to go with direct cremation, should you use a crematory for the process or one of the Charlotte, NC funeral homes in the area? Keeping things simple with direct cremation is one valid way to honor a loved one. Crematories can take care of the cremation process for you, but there are things funeral homes offer that crematories just can’t do. Here are a few reasons why you might want to honor your loved one through direct cremation done with a funeral home:

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Reason 1: The Careful Care

Funeral homes can definitely do a direct cremation for you, but once you contact them, they will transport your loved one from the place of their death to the funeral home. There may be a little time between that and their cremation as you get the paperwork complete. The funeral home is there to help you through that process and they will also care for your loved one in a dignified manner in the meantime. They are used to caring for and preparing deceased individuals for traditional funerals as well and your loved one will get nothing but the best care during the in-between time.

Reason 2: The Options

If you know you want direct cremation for your loved one, that means there won’t be any services to honor their memory before the cremation takes place. But you might not yet know what you’d like to do to honor them after the cremation. Many families like to have a memorial of some kind and with a crematory, you’re completely on your own to plan and implement those ideas. With a funeral home helping you, you have the option of using those professionals to get your plans into place. You also have a nice location to hold the memorial if you’d like to do so within the funeral home.

Reason 3: Personal Compassion

When you meet with the funeral home representatives, you will feel compassion radiating from them in anything you do. While you can get through a direct cremation without it, perhaps, it’s much easier to get through the process when you have the support and compassion you need from people who truly understand grief and what you are going through.

When you are ready to make some decisions, or look over some options with Charlotte, NC funeral homes, contact the professionals at Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services by calling (704) 846-3771. We can answer your questions over the phone or set up a time to talk to you in person. We’d love to show you around our facilities at 3700 Forest Lawn Dr Matthews, NC 28104 so you can get to know how we operate and figure out if we have the space you need for whatever type of memorial you might want to plan for your loved one. You can also look over the details on our website at We’re here to help with direct cremation and anything else you want to include.

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