3 Tips For Finding The Right Cemetery For Your Loved One

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A couple of years ago, one of my dear friend’s mother lost her brave battle with cancer. Although my friend was sad, she was happy her mother wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. With the help of a local funeral home, my friend and her family planned a funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of their loved one. After discussing the order of service with the caring staff at the funeral home, my friend decided to read the beautiful eulogy her mother wrote at the funeral service. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of tasks a funeral home provides to families of deceased loved ones. Enjoy!


3 Tips For Finding The Right Cemetery For Your Loved One

19 January 2022
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When your loved one has died and you have decided to have them buried, you need to decide where you want to have them buried. That means that you need to decide which cemetery you have to get a gravesite in. Picking a cemetery can be difficult because there are a lot of choices out there, and you may not be able to easily decide which to use, especially if you are grief-stricken. But there are some tips that can help you choose the right cemetery for your loved one. 


The first tip is to consider the location of the cemetery. If your loved one lived far away from you, you may want to have them buried nearer to where you are so that you can go to their grave frequently. However, that may not have been what your loved one would've wanted. So it's important to consider the location where your loved one lived, what their life looked like, and how many people might want to visit their grave. 

Religious Association

There are cemeteries that are associated with specific religions. If religion was really important to your loved one, you may want to have them buried in one of those cemeteries. That can be really helpful if your religion has specific requirements, like being buried as quickly as possible or being buried facing a particular direction. An example of this would be members of Islam need to be buried parallel to Mecca, and with their right side toward Mecca. A cemetery that is specifically for Muslims is going to be aware of this, and their gravesites will be oriented so that people are easily able to be buried that way. 


Another tip is to find out what kind of grave markers and memorials are allowed to be at the cemetery you are interested in. Some cemeteries only allow grave markers that are parallel to the ground and aren't very tall. That's because it is a lot easier to maintain the grounds if all the markers are low to the ground because the lawnmowers used to keep the grounds manicured can easily go over the markers without damaging them or the mowers. If you want to have a different kind of grave marker, it's important to check on those requirements. 

When your loved one has died, you need to make sure that you find a cemetery and gravesite where they can be buried. There are some tips that make it easier for you to find the right one.