Cremation services account for an increasing percentage of the funeral market. The cremation process is efficient, cost-effective, and easily coordinated with a cremation service. For a family grieving the loss of a loved one, decisions and detail work can be overwhelming. Cremation service is simple and requires few decisions. Cremation services cost less than other funeral services, freeing a family from unnecessary financial burdens.
Funeral and Cremation Services
Cremation may follow a funeral service or occur before a memorial service. Families can decide whether to have a traditional casket service elsewhere before cremation. Conversely, a family may want to proceed with cremation, and then hold a memorial service at which the urn is placed on a table display, often accompanied by a picture of the departed and a spray of flowers. Preplanning a cremation service is a particularly graceful gift one gives to the family, expressing consideration for them.
Disposition of Remains After a Cremation Service
After the funeral and cremation services, families may choose to scatter the remains, place the urn in a gravesite or columbarium, or retain the urn. A cremation service necessitates some element of decision on the family’s part in this regard if the deceased had not expressly conveyed his/her wishes with respect to dealing with the cremains before passing.
Ashes may be scattered at sea. When families scatter at sea, they often scatter flower petals on the water along with the ashes. Alternatively, cremated remains may become part of the Memorial Reef. Cemeteries are prepared for families who would like to place the urn at a gravesite. Special fixtures exist that allow families to do just that. If a family would like to keep the urn as a memorial, it is usually displayed on a mantle or small table accompanied by a picture of the loved one.
A cremation funeral service is similar to traditional casket services in most ways. A cremation service is a gracious way to honor a loved one, and the cremation cost does not impose any extraordinary burdens on a family. Planning a cremation funeral service takes the same detailed level of planning that would go into any memorial service, and the results are a beautiful memorial that captures the love and respect that the family intends.
Dear Lisa, On behalf of our family, I would like... Read More
On behalf of our family, I would like to thank the Neptune staff and you in particular for your help, compassion, and kindness at the extremely difficult time of our loss. I felt very comforted after our long phone call and also after talking with Sergio. Once again many thanks to all of you for everything.
All the best,
Rebecca B. and family
Dear Carolyn, My experience with the Plano Neptune staff has... Read More
My experience with the Plano Neptune staff has been wonderful.
Even though I was making arrangements for my wife of 39 years: Chris.
I read all the support emails afterwards and they were very helpful.
I have been, and will continue to recommend you.
Thank you for all your help and support.
We were quite a distance from my father and his... Read More
We were quite a distance from my father and his wife. We live in Wisconsin, they in Florida. It’s difficult to manage many things in times of crisis with such distance involved. Neptune was the answer. They handled everything with professionalism, respect, and sincerity. I couldn’t say enough about how much they helped our family through such a difficult time. Marianna is our contact at Neptune. She was heaven sent. She kept all the wheels moving in the right direction. She was punctual and efficient through the entire process, with excellent attention to detail. She made our difficult time so much easier. Thank you Neptune Society of Fort Myers, and especially Marianna.
Let's be real for a minute, people. You can plan... Read More
Let’s be real for a minute, people.
You can plan and organize or choose not to,
but death is a train and it’s been on the tracks since birth.
When it comes, those left behind are in for a rough time.
I’ve buried 4 members of my immediate family and been in charge of all decisions for 2 of those,
so I know.
Neptune was like a warm blanket after a cold night in the field.
They handle things, call people and agencies that need to be called, get paperwork done,
respond quickly to inquiries, explain and organize options …
they get the job done.
I had other things to deal with of course,
but Neptune’s involvement was reassuring and dependable.
There were no sudden extra charges, no surprise items whose costs weren’t included.
Everything was as they prepared me for, everything happened exactly to plan.
They cared for my mother last month.
They’ll be caring for my wife someday, and me as well.
Their service was that solid.
I could have tried to pay less
but it wouldn’t have been worth it.
I know that for a fact now.
Get this done, people.
Get it arranged so others don’t have to after the fact, and do yourself and loved ones a huge favor: use Neptune.
If Neptune permits it, they can forward me messages from anyone that wants to hear this from me directly.
I’ll respond to anyone that wants to verify my statements.
Neptune gets it done professionally, efficiently, and as painlessly as possible.
Completely caring respectful to everyone. There to assist even after... Read More
Completely caring respectful to everyone. There to assist even after the passing of the loved ones.
Neptune Society took care of my 95 year old mother... Read More
Neptune Society took care of my 95 year old mother and the entire thing was handled with utmost dignity and kindness. Five stars for a great company!!! Donny Bobo was my director and I can’t say enough good about him.
Bonney Lake, WA
Carolyn, I just wanted to take the time to thank... Read More
Carolyn, I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all of your help during this difficult time. Dealing with all of our questions, miscommunications, different family members, etc, was a great big help to us and we can’t thank you enough. Thank you for taking care of my father and easing our anxiety. Our appreciation is great and we’ll never forget it.
The Burt Family
The Burt Family
Ana Hernandez and the staff at the San Pedro, CA... Read More
Ana Hernandez and the staff at the San Pedro, CA location handled my wife’s arrangements with the utmost professionalism and accommodation. Thank you again to everyone for your patience, help, and understanding. They returned my many phones calls promptly as I live in Las Vegas and my wife who was in long-term care passed away in California. They were nice enough to have my grandson pick up some of her ashes and bring them to his mother (my stepdaughter) and mail the rest to me in an urn which I have received as I have trouble driving a long distance. Excellent customer service. Both of my parents were handled by The Neptune Society. I had prepaid my wife’s arrangements. I have made prearrangements for myself. Of course, I highly recommend The Neptune Society. Thank you again.
Las Vegas, NV
I prognosticated to arrange for my death for a long... Read More
I prognosticated to arrange for my death for a long time, but meeting with Mr. John Yang
Alleviated my concerns. He not only was knowledgeable and professional in our
Meeting addressing issues I did not think of, but through his friendly outgoing
Personality made the process easy, and I am relieved to have made they arrangements.
I highly recommend!
West Covina, CA
Lisa, this is a big thank you for all your... Read More
Lisa, this is a big thank you for all your very professional and personal kindness. You have helped make my heart break a little easier. Sincerely our thanks, Frank O.’s family, Kathryn, and kids
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