Cremation with Confidenceâ„¢

We understand that those who choose cremation might have concerns about the process and procedures of cremation. Our 10-step cremation process guarantees that your loved one never leaves our care and that the cremated
remains returned to you are those of your loved one.

One... Your loved one never leaves our care

Many other funeral homes hire third party crematories, typically located
in a warehouse district. These funeral homes transfer your loved one to
outside cremation services, making it impossible for the funeral home to
manage and supervise the cremation. We have our own crematory, so
all your services are handled and managed by our certified staff and
your loved one never leaves our care.

Two...Safeguarding personal identity

To ensure security, a personal identification band is placed on your
loved one at the moment your loved one is transferred to our care.

Three...Unique tracking system

Upon arrival, your loved one is logged into our tracking system and
assigned an identification number, which is stamped into a metal identification tag. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility
and name of the transfer technician. Personal belongings are cataloged
and placed in a secure area for their return to the family.

Four... Family identification

Visual identification is required by state law in Virginia.  Our staff will prepare your loved one so that you, or a designated representative, can positively identify your loved one prior to his or her cremation.

Five...Checks and balances

Two individuals, a certified cremation technician and a licensed funeral director will review all cremation paperwork and permits.  This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and have been properly documented.

Six... Cremation log book

Immediately prior to the cremation process, your loved one is taken to
the cremation chamber and their personal identification is noted in our
cremation log book. This log shows the name of the individual, date and
time of the cremation, identification number and crematory operator’s
name. Our crematory log is dated and the start time is noted and initialed
by a cremation technician before and after the cremation.

Seven... Details during the cremation

The crematory checklist, identification card and metal identification tag are
placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.

Eight... Details after the cremation

After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed with the
metal identification tag into an urn. The identification card is placed in our
permanent files.

Nine... Return of the cremated remains

Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated
remains. At this time, we will offer the use of one of our facilities to provide a dignified setting in which you may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.

Ten...Celebration of life

We will assist in planning a funeral or memorial service, either before
or after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of
your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity
for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the
memories of a lifetime.

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