Things a Funeral Home Will Never Say About Cremation

When you head to a funeral home to plan a cremation service for a deceased relative, you’ll want to know that you’re getting the right answers to your questions. Choosing the right company to provide cremation in Nashville, TN will be a step in the right direction. Fortunately, you can be sure that there are certain things you won’t ever hear during the consultation stage.


“Funerals are Superior to Cremations.”


The reason that no reputable funeral home will tell you that a funeral is better than a cremation is that such a statement is patently untrue. Both options are popular and respectful body disposition options for grieving families who want to honor their dead. The option that’s best for you and your family will largely come down to personal choice. You can speak to a funeral director for advice on how to choose the right final services for your deceased relative.


“Cremation Involves Burning the Body of the Deceased.”


This is a popular misconception, but the reality is that it is the intense heat generated in the cremation chamber that reduces the body back to its basic elements. So it’s not true that the body of the deceased is set on fire. One of the reasons this myth is so harmful is that it may dissuade some people from going with this body disposition option. The truth will set you free.


“Religious Groups Frown on Cremation.”


While it is true that there are a handful of religious faiths that either forbid cremation or are lukewarm about it, many are accepting of cremation as a body disposition method. And there are even some that prefer it over traditional earth burial. If you have concerns over whether or not your religious group is okay with cremation, ask a funeral home for the answers you need. But don’t believe for even a second the idea that religions across the board forbid cremation.


“Cremation Cheapens the Body Disposition Experience.”


Cremation is usually cheaper than a funeral, but that doesn’t mean that the experience has to be cheapened. Depending on what you and your family want, cremation may simply be the ideal choice. The fact that it happens to be particularly cost-effective is just a bonus. Some people hold a memorial or a celebration of life event after the cremation, and it’s also possible to hold a traditional funeral service ahead of the cremation.


These are just some of the statements that you won’t ever hear from a Nashville, TN cremation provider such as Ellis Funeral Home & Cremation Service. We specialize in helping grieving families to plan final services for their deceased loved ones. We can also assist you in preplanning your own body disposition so that your loved ones won’t have to worry about planning it after you pass away some day. Call us at (615) 255-5412 to speak to our funeral director or come by our office at 2627 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN to speak to someone in person. We’re here to help you in any way we can, so don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions or to set up an appointment to speak with our funeral director.

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