Cremation is simply a method of preparing human remains for final disposition.
Why is having a place to visit so important?
It provides a focal point for memorializing the deceased. To remember and be remembered are natural human needs throughout human culture. The Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknowns and Vietnam “Wall” in Washington, D.C. are examples of memorialization which demonstrate that we have always honored our dead. Psychologists say that remembrance practices from the funeral or memorial service to permanent memorialization, serve an important emotional function for survivors by helping to bring closure and allowing the healing process to begin.
Providing a permanent resting place for the deceased is a dignified treatment for a loved one’s mortal remains, which fulfills the natural human desire for memorialization. A surprisingly high percentage of families either leave the remains at the funeral home or take them home. It is our responsibility to provide families with the opportunity to preserve their loved one’s legacy with dignity through permanent memorialization. Some options include cremation ground burials and columbarium niches.
The angel columbarium sitting atop is a beautiful marble angel with her wings spread. It contains 72 niches for cremains to have a permanent home. The niches have black granite plates which are fixed to the unit to keep cremains safe and in a clean environment.
Other columbarium are planned to be added in the near future.