The number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years. The current rate of cremation is over 50% nation wide. There are several options available for cremation.
This option is for those who don’t have any family or friends in the area to have a memorial service for or for those where financial reasons dictate the service. A Direct Cremation is when the funeral home helps the family with filing all the necessary permits, death certificates, taking the loved one into their care, providing the cremation service, and returning the ashes to the family without any memorial services. Depending upon the Medical Examiner and Cremation Permit the process can take place within 24-48 hours.
FULL SERVICE CREMATION
Many families are under the misconception that they cannot hold a meaningful service with a cremation. This is completely untrue. At Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home we help you arrange any type service you desire to be held before or after the cremation. There are many unique service and memorialization opportunities.
Trinity is the only funeral home in the area with two unique locations to better serve you.
Our full service funeral home is a modern facility to have a visitation and memorial service in our chapel. Utilizing this option you can either have the loved one’s ashes present or you can have a traditional full service with the loved one in a open casket. After the service instead of burial the cremation process will take place and the ashes will be returned to the family.
LIFE CELEBRATION BANQUETS
A more informal option is to use our Downtown Life Celebration Center in Kingsport to host a visitation followed by a Life Celebration Banquet complete with catering. Let your guests enjoy a meal together as memories and photos are shared truly celebrating the life of the one you loved.
AFTER THE PROCESS, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Here are just a few memorialization options:
- Outdoor Niches – The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in an above ground columbarium niches.
- 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, contact us directly and we will help you with your needs.
If you have questions or concerns, call us at 423-723-8177.