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CAN I HAVE A CREMATION AND A VISITATION?

Published: August 11, 2020

Many people hesitate to choose a cremation because they believe the body must be cremated quickly. It is possible to get a full funeral service with visitation even if you choose cremation. At The Jerry Spears Company, we have an experienced funeral director and staff members who can help. Here’s a look at what you need to know:

1. Embalming is Possible

It is possible to embalm the body before cremation. The process won’t interfere with cremation or cause any issues. Many people assume that it is impossible to cremate an embalmed body but that is just a common misconception. You can delay the visitation or funeral service for a few days or weeks if necessary.

2. You Get Arrange a Visitation Quickly

It is possible to arrange for a quick visitation before the cremation, especially if only a small group of family and friends wish to see the body. It takes time for the paperwork for the cremation to get through so you have some room to arrange for visitation. The funeral director will help with all the necessary preparations so there's no need to skip it. Many funeral homes also offer live stream services so people can view the body without being physically present.

3. Memorial Service with the Ashes

Ashes in a stylized urn can be an adequate replacement for the body. You can hold a memorial service where people visit the urn before the ashes are buried or scattered. This gives you a lot of flexibility because it is possible to hold the visitation several weeks, if not months down the line. If you want all the important members of your family present, this is a good option to consider.

If you want to know about our support and funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

 
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