Choosing a Final Resting Place for Your Loved One’s Ashes

One of the most personal and important choices when planning the cremation and memorialization of a loved one is the final resting place of the ashes. Unlike traditional casket burial, cremation allows for a great number of personalized options for choosing a final resting spot. However, wading through all these options can feel overwhelming, especially when grieving the loss of a loved one.

That’s why the experienced cremation and memorialization team at Southern Cremations & Funerals in Marietta has compiled a list of the most helpful questions to ask when selecting a final resting place for your loved one’s ashes. Learn more about the types of questions many families have found helpful when making this important decision, and contact us for more information. Our team is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help make this process as easy as possible for everyone.

Did Your Loved One Record their Wishes?

It is most important to first check to see if your loved one wrote or recorded their wishes before passing away. If they made any funeral arrangements at an earlier time, they may have a written record of exactly what they would like done with their ashes.

Southern Cremations & Funerals keeps records of any final wishes or instructions as part of our preplanning service. These records are available to family members when it is time to make arrangements. These details may also be included in a will, personal letters, or on file in an assisted care facility or nursing home.

How Can We Make the Memorial Available to Everyone?

As every family is unique, choosing the final resting place for a loved one’s ashes is highly personalized, and can include a variety of urns, memorials, and placement options.

If family members and other surviving loved ones live close to one another, choosing a final resting place where everyone can go to reflect and remember is an appropriate choice. Our Columbarium and Cascading Water Cremation Garden offer family members and friends a beautiful and serene atmosphere to visit and honor a loved one’s memory.

If the family is more spread out, the farther family members may appreciate a keepsake urn that allows them to feel close to their loved one, or even a piece of memorial jewelry that holds a small amount of the ashes.

What are the Wishes of the Spouse?

When one spouse passes away, the surviving partner may want to ensure their ashes can be together forever, when the time comes. That’s why we offer a number of options for couples who prefer to have joint or adjacent memorials in our columbarium, cremation garden, or cemetery.

Even if one spouse chooses a casket burial, and the other cremation – the couple can still be together in a cemetery space or family mausoleum.

Learn More About Memorialization Options

If you would like to learn more or need help planning the permanent resting place of yourself or a loved one, contact Southern Cremations & Funerals in Marietta for more information and immediate assistance: (770) 919- 7100. Our experienced team is here to help you 24/7, every step of the way.