Cremation in Ocala, FL
The rate of Cremation in Ocala, Florida is currently hovering at around 51%, much higher than the national average of 40%. Americans are rapidly catching up to other countries in choosing cremation as a means of disposition for their loved ones (in Japan, nearly everyone is cremated – around 95%). There are many reasons why cremation is chosen by so many Ocala residents. Cremation is affordable, environmentally friendly and offers a very special way in which to memorialize a loved one. It doesn’t matter if you reside in Ocala, The Villages, Gainesville, or Jacksonville – cremation services are available throughout the entire state of Florida. Some of Florida’s cremation requirements are as follows:
- 48 hours must elapse between time of death and the time of cremation
- An authorized person must give written permission for the cremation to occur
- The medical examiner must give approval for the cremation and only after the death certificate is reviewed.
Ocala residents who opt for cremation often cite simplicity and affordability as the reason for the choice. Cremation is generally more affordable than traditional ground burial as there is no need to purchase a casket, a plot, or a grave marker. In the most simple method of cremation (known as direct cremation) the body is taken directly from the place of death to the crematorium where, once all of the legal documents are approved and signed, the cremation process is completed and the cremains are returned to the family. This type of cremation does not require a casket, embalming or grave markers so costs of direct cremation are significantly lower.
Direct cremation does not preclude the family from having a memorial service. Often, direct cremation gives the family more time to prepare a service. The urn can be present at the service with the cremains or some families choose to have happy pictures of the person at the service enjoying the things they loved most when they were alive.
Compassion, care, integrity, and dependability are all qualities that Florida residents consider when determining which cremation service to use. A Direct Cremation offers all of this and more. Serving Ocala, The Villages and Gainesville, we are able to offer our caring and compassionate services to anyone in the area. We also encourage you to do your homework to ensure that you find the right cremation service for you and your family. There is no more important choice than to ensure that your loved one is memorialized and their remains are handled with dignity and care. We encourage you to do your research because we are that confident in the quality of our Cremation Services – we know you’ll come back to us!
Andrea Robinson says
It makes sense that very populous countries like Japan choose cremation most of the time. Earth-wise, it is very sustainable and it allows all the other benefits of a ground burial or even more. For example, people customarily visit a grave to leave flowers and remember their loved ones. With a cremation, the ashes can be in your home or spread over a place you love. Either way, we will always remember those who have gone before and have a special place in our hearts for them.
I love what you’re saying about having wonderful pictures at the memorial service. Pictures bring back long-forgotten memories and provide us with a chance to renew our memories. I was at a service recently and could not believe all the pictures. They made a slide show with music that was really stupendous. And of course, I had a chance to share my memories. We were all crying, but we were all so happy to have known that wonderful lady. She was a dear friend. Even now, it’s hard to think of her passing without the tears flowing, but she was an incredible soul who made life an amazing experience.
Cynthia Close says
I agree with Andrea when she talks about spreading the loved one’s ashes. This is a lovely idea and certainly more peaceful and comforting than the thought of putting someone in the ground. My father spent many years as a little league baseball coach and when he passed away one of the places we spread his ashes was the baseball field where he had so many happy memories. You can have a meaningful and personal service with a cremation as well as with a traditional burial. I think in many ways its even nicer.
Josh Robbins says
I have already given instructions on where my ashes are to be spread. I have told my wife that if she wants to have a place to remember me, she should plant a tree and perhaps use some of my ashes in the planting. The way I see it, the tree will live on, provide oxygen and beauty (certainly more beauty than my decomposing body would provide) and would be a nice way to remember a loved one. For me cremation just makes sense in so many ways.