Pompano Beach

3404 North Andrews Avenue Ext
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Fort Myers

6360 Presidential Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Jacksonville

3928 Baymeadows Rd Suite 108
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Summerfield

17350 SE 109th Terrace Road
Summerfield, FL 34491

Altamonte Springs

9439 Forest City Cove, Suite 1080
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Palm Harbor

2560 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Recent Testimonials from Florida Families Served

The folks at Neptune Society have done an incredible and sensitive job in resolving our grief over the death of our son, Craig. They have been sympathetic and efficient, always kind and helpful. My wife and I have nothing but praise for these fine people. They go above and beyond... Read More

The folks at Neptune Society have done an incredible and sensitive job in resolving our grief over the death of our son, Craig. They have been sympathetic and efficient, always kind and helpful. My wife and I have nothing but praise for these fine people. They go above and beyond the call to duty. We cannot say enough about Jessica and others in in this office. Thank you Neptune Society for having such competent helpers and counselors.

Patrick and Marilyn O.
Jacksonville, FL

I wanted to thank you for helping us through all that we needed to do. At moments like this, having someone around with grace and patience means a lot. Especially since we lose our minds and cannot grasp or comprehend everything that is going on.

Colette M.
Pompano Beach, FL

On behalf of my wife and myself I wish to thank you for your help through these trying times. You are a Godsend and a blessing. May the Lord bless you abundantly.

Michael S.
Jacksonville, FL

Incredible experience, I highly recommend this service. I called a toll-free number and received a call back within an hour. Was able to schedule an appointment within two days. Do your homework, you won't find a better price. There are a couple different ways to go, but nothing complicated. In... Read More

Incredible experience, I highly recommend this service. I called a toll-free number and received a call back within an hour. Was able to schedule an appointment within two days. Do your homework, you won’t find a better price. There are a couple different ways to go, but nothing complicated. In our case, my father-in-law was already at Hospice, and it was an emotional decision. We felt very comfortable and the salesperson was kind and empathetic. When he passed away, we called the toll-free number again (they give you a card to carry in your wallet) and they did the rest. We were contacted by the administrative office for some small details (how many death certificates we needed), and the person there was very kind also. Everyone we talked to had a kind and understanding way of speaking and helped us a lot during the difficult time. So, all in all, it was a very excellent experience and I highly recommend it!

Julie O.
Fort Myers, FL

To be honest I wasn't sure when my older brother said he had a pre paid cremation service. Since the charge he paid was little compared to an after death cremation through a funeral home I really didn't expect much. That is until he passed away. The nursing home called... Read More

To be honest I wasn’t sure when my older brother said he had a pre paid cremation service. Since the charge he paid was little compared to an after death cremation through a funeral home I really didn’t expect much. That is until he passed away. The nursing home called Neptune on my behalf and they took complete charge in such an orderly and dignified way. Everything they did they announced in advance. Their communication and service was excellent. His ashes were to be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico. They did that expeditiously and sent me a certificate of the exact co ordinates where the ashes were scattered. I highly recommend their services to anyone who wishes to be cremated and I only wish there was a higher rating than 5 star because they were more than exceptional.

Gerry D.
Palm Harbor, FL

The Neptune Society provides first rate customer service and thorough process to prepare for the end of life.

Barry C.
Palm Harbor, FL

The director Kellie was extremely kind, helpful, and professional during this tough time. Thank you again and again for all you're hero. She is a true professional.

Jonathan U.
Pompano Beach, FL

Shaun, thank you for your kindness during this very difficult time. We appreciate everything you did and were glad to have you partake in our event. Your service was instrumental. Thank you.

Neptune Family Served
Pompano Beach, FL

They were prompt, and their price was really reasonable. Their service is good. They have taken care of all of the arrangements.

Stephen T.B.
Orlando, FL

Mr. Carlson's and the Neptune Society's services are extremely superior... We highly recommend Gil Carlson and the Neptune Society in Summerfield to any and all who are in need of similar services. They are superb!

Judi K.
Orlando, FL

Excellent service. Handled everything at our time of need. Took considerable stress off of the family.I would highly recommend Neptune Society to anyone interested in cremation. Could not be more pleased.

Dolores S.
Fort Myers, FL

My Husband and I are thrilled with the manner in which my mother's death/cremation was handled by the Neptune Society...We live in a 55+ old community in N. Fort Myers, FL and have already begun telling our friends of the wonderful experience we had from the Neptune Society. Thank you

Sue S.
Fort Myers, FL

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help with arranging and executing John's cremation and delivering "him" to Connecticut so I can arrange his final resting place with his parents here in the northeast. And thank you for all the useful information you provided... Read More

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help with arranging and executing John’s cremation and delivering “him” to Connecticut so I can arrange his final resting place with his parents here in the northeast. And thank you for all the useful information you provided to us and guiding us through this process. It was very difficult for us with myself and my children each living in 3 different states other than Florida and you certainly made it so much easier on all of us. You provide a very valuable support and service during a very traumatic time for families and we appreciate everything you’ve done for us. Thank you, thank you.

Joyce B. and John and Jana F.
Pompano Beach, FL

Jessica, words can't describe how grateful we are for everything you did for us. Losing a child is one of the hardest things a parent ever goes through and trying to take care of arrangements when the pain is so raw only makes things harder. Thank you for not only... Read More

Jessica, words can’t describe how grateful we are for everything you did for us. Losing a child is one of the hardest things a parent ever goes through and trying to take care of arrangements when the pain is so raw only makes things harder. Thank you for not only being there for us but also doing things that at the moment we didn’t realize how important to us they would be. We are one of the few lucky that can say they had compassion and great service when trying to make difficult decisions. We feel like you genuinely cared about our family and helping us get through this difficult time. Thank you for talking to me on the phone and just listening. You have no idea how important is was to us to be able to have her ashes with us at her memorial service and how much closure it brings to have a death certificate and know that she mattered and she was here. When her ashes didn’t fit in the urn we had picked, you quickly took care of the arrangements for us to be able to get a new one and having her in one place all together has been very important to us. Words can’t describe how grateful we are and always will be for all you did and we hope that Neptune Society knows how lucky they are to have you. God Bless you and once again thank you.

S & J
Jacksonville, FL

George, we appreciated all of your attention to my mom's passing. You and the staff were gracious and loving in our hardest moment. May God Bless you.

Neptune Family Served
Pompano Beach, FL

Dear Kellie, I have been going crazy the last three weeks, trying to come up with something unique to describe your organization. I've learned that you cannot outdo perfect. So to keep it short, THANK YOU for being PERFECT in all that you and your people do. My daughter and... Read More

Dear Kellie, I have been going crazy the last three weeks, trying to come up with something unique to describe your organization. I’ve learned that you cannot outdo perfect. So to keep it short, THANK YOU for being PERFECT in all that you and your people do. My daughter and I are beyond happy with our decision to GO NEPTUNE

Harry F.
Pompano Beach, FL

Florida Offices

Pompano Beach, FL

3404 North Andrews Avenue Ext Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Call Now: (954) 371-2185 | Visit Our Location Page


Fort Myers, FL

6360 Presidential Court Fort Myers, FL 33919

Call Now: (239) 208-0269 | Visit Our Location Page


Jacksonville, FL

3928 Baymeadows Rd Suite 108 Jacksonville, FL 32217

Call Now: (904) 701-7522 | Visit Our Location Page


Summerfield, FL

17350 SE 109th Terrace Road Summerfield, FL 34491

Call Now: (352) 269-0116 | Visit Our Location Page


Altamonte Springs, FL

9439 Forest City Cove, Suite 1080 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Call Now: (407) 326-2007 | Visit Our Location Page


Palm Harbor, FL

2560 Tampa Road Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Call Now: (727) 619-1411 | Visit Our Location Page


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Places to Scatter Ashes in Florida

Neptune Memorial Reef

Off the coast of Key Biscayne in Miami there is a very unique way to memorialize a loved one who loved the sea. The Neptune Memorial Reef is an artificial reef whose structures are made out of cement mixed with the ashes of loved ones. Each structure in the reef, including lions, towers, and sea turtles, memorializes a different loved one with a special plaque. This is truly a living memorial; thousands of fish and sea creatures make their homes here, making the Neptune Memorial Reef and eco-friendly place to rest one’s ashes as well. To plan a memorial here, contact the Neptune Memorial Reef today.


Big Cypress National Preserve

Located in the south west corner of Florida and just north of Everglades National Park, this is Florida in its natural state. On the surface, this appears to be nothing more than a swamp, but this preserve plays a huge role in maintaining water quality and protecting wildlife such as the Florida panther and the American alligator in the Everglades and the rest of South Florida. Scattering ashes here legally will not harm the wildlife, but it will allow a loved one to become part of the vibrant environment. To receive legal permission to scatter here, simply complete the special use application on the Big Cypress National Preserve website and follow the instructions.

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Ft. Lauderdale Burials at Sea

For another kind of water-themed scattering, consider scattering ashes at sea. This service allows loved ones to gather on a boat, drive out, and scatter a loved ones ashes in the warm waters of Ft. Lauderdale. Flowers and catered services may be provided as well for an extra charge. For more information about Ft. Lauderdale Burials at Sea, contact them today.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Florida

Do NOT scatter at Walt Disney World! While this is a popular location for inconspicuous and illegal or “wildcat” scattering of remains, all families who have requested permission to scatter within the park have been denied the privilege. Other major theme parks including Universal Studios have similar rules. Even if you do successfully scatter in a theme park, chances are that the remains of your loved one will simply be swept up by cleaning crews and disposed of in another way.

Places to Hold Memorial Services in Florida

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Located just outside Downtown Orlando, this unique garden makes a picturesque place to memorialize a loved one. No need to bring flowers to a memorial service here; over 50 acres of gardens filled with colorful flowers make up this special place. With specialized assistance in setting up memorial services, Harry P. Leu Gardens is also a fairly easy place to plan a memorial service.

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Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park

To celebrate the life of a lively loved one who was always young-at-heart, what better place is there to host a memorial service than the legendary Fountain of Youth? Located in the Historic District of St. Augustine, this Archeological Park has both historic beauty and youthful renewal to add to your memorial service. To host an event here, download their pavilion rental contract and call the park for more information.

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The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

For those who love art, the circus, beautiful homes, or all three, The Ringling offers a beautiful location to host memorial services. After serving as the estate of the famous Ringling brothers the Sarasota property was converted into an art and circus museum. There are large and small spaces to host events, giving you flexibility in planning your memorial service. For more information on the options for these events, contact The Ringling.

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Florida Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can’t pay for funeral services in Florida?

In Florida, an unclaimed body will first be offered to the Anatomical Board as a donation to science. If it is not accepted, the body will be embalmed and then either buried or cremated, whichever is more convenient for the local funeral home carrying out the final disposition.

Florida State Facts

State Nickname: The Sunshine State

State Motto: In God We Trust – same as US as a whole!

State Population: 19,890,000

State Cremation Rate: 62.7%

State Bird: Mockingbird

State Flower: Orange Blossom

State Tree: Sabal Palm

State Animal: Florida Panther

Bonus Fact 1: St. Augustine, FL is the oldest city in the United States.

Bonus Fact 2: Florida has over 1,300 golf courses, more than any other state.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.