Considering Cremation?

Considering Cremation?

How Madison Chapel Funeral Homes Addresses the Top 4 Cremation Concerns of Families We Serve

Concern #1 – Paying more than they need to

The cost of a basic cremation has two main components; the actual cremation service plus the merchandise you may wish to purchase (e.g., urn, keepsake jewelry, etc.). Some cremation providers charge a higher service fee while others will charge more for their merchandise. Their choice reflects what they think is most important: serving families or selling merchandise.

At Madison Chapel Funeral Home, our focus is on serving families. Our service fee may be higher than some, but our merchandise is priced lower resulting in a lower total price for the families we serve.

As with all things, it is important to not pay more than you need to and to focus on the value you are receiving for the money you spend.

Concern #2 – Having the opportunity to say goodbye one last time

Saying goodbye to your loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, in today’s culture, many people try to skip this step. The sad reality is that failing to say goodbye to someone you love leaves emotional wounds that may never heal.

At Madison Chapel Funeral Home, whenever possible your family will be given the opportunity for a private farewell in one of our tastefully decorated visitation rooms. If a public visitation is planned the private farewell will be scheduled to precede the public time.

On a practical level, this an important step in our security procedures. On an emotional level, this private time helps family members as they mourn the loss.

Concern #3 – Finding a place for a ceremony

Over 80% of cremations in the area include some form of funeral ceremony or memorial service. Whether religious or non-religious, a service of some form always plays an important role in the grief and healing process for the family and friends.

At Madison Chapel Funeral Home, we offer a homelike environment that will immediately set you at ease. When it is time for the funeral ceremony family and friends are welcome to gather in our beautiful chapel with seating for up to 175 people.

Kevin Marsh, co-owner of the funeral home, is also a former pastor and is always ready to function as both the funeral director and minister for your loved one’s ceremony.

Concern #4 – Deciding what to do with the cremated remains

All too often a family member receives the cremated remains and are left wondering...now what? Do you scatter the ashes someplace? Do you place them in an urn? What do you do with the urn? Sadly, failing to consider this issue creates a burden for future generations as they are faced with the task of deciding what to do with the cremated remains of deceased family members.

That is why we make it a priority to discuss the important topic with every family we serve. If you choose to scatter the remains, we will help you understand what is legal in the State of Alabama. We will also discuss what options are available if you choose to bury or inter them.

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*This establishment does not own a crematory.