If you’ve chosen cremation services for your loved one, there are more options than ever to create a memorial that speaks to a life well lived. Cremation of the body is just the beginning, as family and friends are memorializing the deceased with events as involved as any funeral and using the remains to create personalized tributes. Pray Funeral Home offers cremation services in Charlotte, MI to help you find the perfect way to celebrate your loved one’s life and passions.
How to Begin
When we receive your call, we’ll move fast to take custody of the body and prepare it for cremation. We offer short-term visitation ranging from two to six hours in our Heritage, Contemporary, and Essential packages which come with all our funeral amenities. We also offer a basic cremation package for clients who wish to create their own private memorial service.
Once the body is cremated, you’ll receive the ashes in a temporary urn and the ball is in your court to create the memorial that fits your loved one best.
The temporary urn you receive after cremation is just the beginning, as our packages come with a choice of our signature Heirloom, Artist, and Craftsman urns. These attractive and dramatic urns are sturdy enough to keep your loved one’s remains secure while serving as a lovely accent to a living room. Many of our clients prefer to keep the remains close at hand as a way of feeling their loved one’s continued presence.
Another popular option for cremation ashes is interning them in a family plot or mausoleum, next to other family members. We can arrange this with local cemeteries and it’s a more space-efficient and lower-cost option than classic burial. This will give your family a permanent place to visit the departed with a customized plaque or headstone.
Many clients choose to have their loved ones’ ashes divided into small amounts for distribution among family members. The most common choices are inclusion in small vials or in lockets for easy carrying. Smaller urns for placement in several houses are also an option.
For those who want to work with third-party craftsman after cremation services, having the ashes converted into diamonds is a possibility that turns the ashes into something that will stand the test of time and won’t be in any danger of breaking.
Scattering and Alternative Uses
Choosing to scatter your loved one’s ashes in nature or other public places is legal in the Charlotte, MI area. While spreading them in the wind or water is always a popular option, many family members are choosing unconventional uses that speak to the things the departed loved in life.
Cremation ashes are sterile and safe, allowing them to be converted into ink for tattoos, added to fireworks for a dazzling display, or added to paint to create a work of art. Biodegradable urns are also available for planting, which will incorporate your loved one’s ashes into a tree that grows over many years into a living memorial.
If these options for Charlotte, MI cremation services appeal to you, contact Pray Funeral Home, Inc. to start the process. We take walk-ins at our offices at 401 W. Seminary Street, Charlotte, MI, 48813, and can be reached by phone at (517) 543-2950.