Laying a loved one to rest is generally done in one of two ways: traditional burial or cremation. When a loved one makes these wishes known ahead of time, making the arrangements involves contacting appropriate parties. If the departed did not make their wishes clear, this important decision is often left up to their loved ones.
Kerr Mortuary has a dedicated staff of caring, experienced individuals ready to help with these hard decisions. Though our organization has changed over time, we remain committed to ensuring that a loved one can be laid to rest respectfully.
If a person has made their wishes clear before passing, Kerr Mortuary can help ensure these wishes are honored. If the person’s preference was not made clear, we can answer questions about each option to help their loved ones decide which is best.
Both burial and cremation can be arranged along with ceremonies or memorials. This allows family and friends to say goodbye to their loved one in a manner that commemorates their life and pays tribute to the impact they had on others.
Many people choose traditional burial as their method for being laid to rest. This type of ceremony traditionally involves preparing and preserving the body in a manner compatible with the wishes the person or their loved ones have for their service or ceremony.
Whether a person wants a church service, a service held in a cemetery, or any other type of arrangement, their burial can be scheduled around it to ensure that their wishes are honored. These types of ceremonies may vary, but each one can be handled according to specific requests.
Traditional burial may be chosen because it was the loved one’s request or because the family members opted for this choice. In any case, this type of ceremony can be used to honor a person’s memory and allow their loved ones to say goodbye in a caring and respectful manner.
While many people choose traditional burial, this is not the only option available. Some people prefer to be cremated in accordance with their personal preferences or religious beliefs. This type of ceremony allows them to have their wishes honored and presents different options for how their ceremonies can be conducted.
Cremation involves preparing the body accordingly and giving loved ones the option to choose how their loved one’s ashes are taken care of afterwards. They may be placed at a cemetery or their ashes may be scattered at a location of their choosing or of their loved ones’ choosing.
This type of option is less common than traditional burial, but each person has their own wishes. Kerr Mortuary is committed to making sure that a person’s wishes are honored and that these arrangements are managed in a loving and respectful manner.