Funeral Service Explained

An Explanation of Our Services Offered

Cremation

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       Direct cremation is cremating the deceased without having a viewing or any type of services performed at the funeral home. There is a simple process to follow once a death has occurred. First, the family, or next of kin, will have a person of authority, such as a nurse, call Compassionate Cremations and Memorials to let us know that your loved one has passed away. That person will give the funeral director the information needed to bring your loved one into our care. Once we receive the information, we will send our team to the location of your loved one.

       A funeral director will reach out and call the next of kin the same day or the next morning, depending on the time. One of the funeral directors will make an appointment to plan final arrangements. You will need vital statistics such as a social security number, mother's maiden name and a DD-214 form for veterans, etc. An urn for the remains can be chosen at the time of arrangements if the family chooses. The final arrangements conference will last approximately one hour.

       When approval is received from the medical examiner, the cremation will occur. Compassionate Cremations and Memorials will then call the family to pick up the cremated remains and the death certificates.

Memorial Service and Cremation

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       A Memorial Service is a celebration of life with the cremated remains or pictures present at the service. There is a simple process to follow once a death has occurred

       First, the family or next of kin will have a person of authority, such as a nurse, call Compassionate Cremations and Memorials to let us know that your loved one has passed away. That person will give the funeral directors the information needed to bring your loved one into our care. Once we receive the information, we will send our team to the location of your loved one to bring them into our care.

       A funeral director will reach out and call the next of kin the same day or the next morning, depending on the time. We will make an appointment to plan. final arrangements. You will need to bring vital statistics such as a social security number, mother's maiden name, and a DD-214 form for veterans, etc. An urn for the remains can be selected at the time of the arrangements if the family chooses. The funeral arrangements conference will also be when we design a beautiful service to say goodbye with friends and family. This may occur at our funeral home, church or other location of your choosing. The memorial service is two hours long, consisting of one hour for gathering with family and friends, and one hour for a service.

       When approval is received from the medical examiner, the cremation will take place. Once completed, we will call the family to come to the funeral home to pick up the cremated remains and death certificates.

Graveside Service
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       This service is a graveside burial service at the cemetery with no viewing or visitation. There is a simple process to follow once a death has occurred.

       First, the family, or next of kin, will have a person of authority call Compassionate Cremations and Memorials to let us know that your loved one has passed away. That person will give the funeral directors the information needed to bring your loved one into our care. Once we receive the information from the person of authority, we will send our team to the location of your loved one.

       Compassionate Cremations and Memorials will reach out and call the next of kin the same day or the next morning, depending on the time. One of the funeral directors will make an appointment to plan the funeral arrangements. You will need vital statistic information such as a social security number, mother’s maiden name, and a DD-214 form for veterans, etc. The meeting to plan the funeral arrangements will last approximately one hour to 90 minutes.

       A funeral director from Compassionate Cremations and Memorials will meet the family at the cemetery on the day of the service. The service can be conducted at the gravesite by clergy or other speakers. The next of kin will have the choice to witness the lowering of the casket at the conclusion of the service.

       

       

       

Immediate (Direct) Burial
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       A direct or immediate burial is a burial without viewing, visitation, or services. There is a simple process to follow once a death has occurred.

       First, the family, or next of kin, will have a person of authority call Compassionate Cremations and Memorials to let us know that your loved one has passed away. That person will give the funeral directors the information needed to bring your loved one into our care. Once we receive the information from the person of authority, we will send our team to the location of your loved one.

       Compassionate Cremations and Memorials will reach out and call the next of kin the same day or the next morning, depending on the time. One of the funeral directors will make an appointment to plan final arrangements. You will need vital statistics such as a SS number, mother’s maiden name, and a DD-214 form for veterans, etc. The meeting to plan the funeral arrangements will last approximately one hour to 90 minutes.

       A funeral director from Compassionate Cremations and Memorials will arrange the burial of your loved one with the cemetery. The director and the cemetery will bury your loved one on a designated date without the presence of the family or next of kin.

       

       

Veteran Services
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       A veteran can be buried or placed in a national cemetery within 75 miles of residence. We highly recommend Florida National Cemetery, located in Bushnell, for its beautiful scenery.

       The DD-214 separation papers will be needed to schedule the burial and obtain a burial flag. The funeral director will order the flag, schedule military honors, and schedule the burial or placement in the National Cemetery. When the visitation is complete, family and friends will meet at the cemetery prior to the scheduled service. Cemetery personnel will speak with the next of kin to offer them headstone options.

       All National Cemetery services are done in covered pavilions. The service time is limited to 15 minutes. The service will begin with Taps and a ceremonial flag folding presentation to be presented to the next of kin, and the National Cemetery will present a Presidential Memorial Certificate to the next of kin. If needed, the rest of the time is given to the clergy. The actual burial of the veteran will take place after the service is dismissed. The National Cemetery requests that the family return after 4:00 to visit the gravesite.

          For a service with an urn, you can choose between an in-ground burial or a niche space in a columbarium wall.

Green Burial
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       A Green or Natural burial is an earth friendly process. The burial container or anything that is placed into the ground must be biodegradable. The body will not be embalmed. Burial containers could consist of a pine box, wicker or cardboard material. Clothes should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or linen. The body may also be shrouded by the funeral directors.

       We highly recommend Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery located in Trinity, Florida. Heartwood Preserve is the only conservation cemetery in Florida. The entire cemetery is a protected nature preserve. The office and the cemetery grounds are beautiful.

Feel free to check their website at Heartwood Preserve