Cremation services are an option that we extend to families for their loved one. In order to make the choice of cremation, we believe that complete transparency and accountability during the cremation process is essential. The most important component in your choice of cremation is to know who will be handling your loved one throughout the time they are in our care. We facilitate this process by selecting the very best in crematory providers, all of whom have shown expert professionalism and care in providing service to families. Below you will see what sets us apart from other facilities that extend cremation services to your family:
Our family philosophy has resulted in working with crematories that have standards exceeding, not only State requirements, but those of any other cremation service provider in our region. Quality and care go hand in hand at Wylie Funeral Homes and is a requirement of our staff as well as the crematories we use.
Into Our Care
As a cremation services coordinator, your loved ones remains in the sanctity of our facility until the cremation is to be performed. Following cremation, your loved one is returned to our facility by our caring staff and the urn is returned to you or delivered to the service location.
Peace of Mind
We require all of our families to attend a physical viewing as a positive means of identification of their loved one. Relying on identification forms from other care facilities is not acceptable to us and does not meet our standard of care.
Transparency: Witnessing the Cremation
Many families want to witness the cremation as well as the final processing of the cremated remains. This may be for religious or cultural reasons or to say a final goodbye. Others may do it for a more practical reason of assurance and peace of mind that their loved one is cared for properly and respectfully. Understanding this need and its importance to the families we serve, the crematories we trust offer those services.
Service Options For Cremation
Funeral Service Prior to Cremation
A funeral service can be held prior to cremation. This service covers all options including a viewing, a fitting ceremony held in the chapel, church, or another venue of your choosing. Following the service and eventual cremation, your loved one can be buried, properly scattered or returned to the care and keeping of your family.
Public or Private Visitations Prior to Cremation
This provides your friends and family the opportunity to say goodbye face to face in a peaceful and tranquil setting. You can place a letter, photograph or other favorite keepsake with your loved one prior to cremation. Often this provides a profound sense of closure and connectedness for family members.
A memorial service also mirrors a funeral service and does not require the urn to be present. Cremation memorial services also offer unique options of scattering at sea, burial of the urn at a cemetery, or the urn remaining in your personal possession. Our staff is knowledgeable in all faith traditions and customs so we are prepared to attend to the proper details of each specific ceremony. The service may be held in the chapel, church, or another venue of your family’s choosing.
A graveside cremation service is a ceremony held at a cemetery of your choice, attended by family and friends. Most graveside committal services take place just after the memorial service. However, you may also request a private graveside service prior to a memorial service at our chapel or a church of your choice.