Contrary to what most people believe, cremation does not limit one's choices. The choice of cremation does not eliminate a funeral service
A funeral service followed by cremation need be no different than a funeral service followed by ground burial. Following the funeral service and cremation, the cremated remains are placed in an urn before being committed to a final resting place. The cremation urn may be buried, placed in an indoor or outdoor cemetery columbarium, or scattered where permitted by law.
Cremation does not limit, but in fact increases the options available. The options for ceremonies prior to or following the cremation can include the selection of a casket or an urn, visitation with the body present (or memorial visitation where the urn is the focal point), a display of photographs or personal effects and awards, the location of the funeral ceremony and selection of music.
The staff at Serenity Funeral Home understands the value of our services and the importance of personalization, which is why all of our services can be arranged to meet a family's needs or wishes. Increasingly, we find that individuals want to create a service that reflects a more meaningful tribute.
Important Information Regarding Cremation
Since cremation is an absolute form of disposition there are particular rules and laws which need to be observed in order for cremations to go forward. Louisiana Law requires that the legal next of kin sign a Cremation Authorization form.
Next of kin is as follows: Spouse, Majority of Adult Children, Majority of Adult Grandchildren, Surviving Parents, Majority of Surviving Siblings
If the decedent has a Notarized Declaration stating their wishes to be cremated any person arranging the services can sign the Cremation Authorization form.
Cremation services come with a wide variety of options and oftentimes, many questions. There are many Memorialization Options when considering cremation services.
One of the decisions to be make is what should be done with the cremated remains after the cremation and cremation service is complete. There are three basic options:
- The Cremated Remains can be buried or interred in a cemetery.
- The Cremated Remains can be scattered.
- The Cremated Remains can be kept by the family members.
We take multiple forms of payment including cash, check, credit card or assignable insurance.
A 3% service charge is added to Visa, Master Card and Discover. An 10% service charge is added to American Express.
A 4% service charge is added to Insurance Cases.
Traditional Service with Cremation
A Traditional Service with Cremation is when your loved one is prepared and laid out either at the Funeral Home or a Church for viewing.
After the service and once all paperwork is completed, the cremation takes place at our on-site crematory and the cremated remains are returned to the family in the Urn of your choice.
Traditional Service with Cremation Starting at $3000
With our Simple Good-Bye, your loved one is given minimal preparation and laid out in a simple viewing tray. This gives the immediate family a chance to say their farewells before cremation. After an informal 30 minute viewing and once all paperwork is completed, the cremation is performed at our on-site crematory and the cremated remains are returned to the family in an Urn of your choice.
Simple Good-Bye Starting at $1610
Our basic cremation is our simplest yet no less honorable way of caring for your loved one. Basic cremation is simply performing the cremation and returning the cremated remains in an Urn of your choice.
Basic Cremation $1385
Our Memorial Package includes items for the Family to help them remember their loved one.
Memorial Package $95.00
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