The term cremation refers only to the final disposition of the deceased.

While a strong preference for burial still exists in Louisiana, cremation is appealing to some families. Some persons base their feelings on land-use and environmental issues, while others respond to their personal feelings about burial.

But, because of a misconception that cremation offers fewer choices, some families may request a cremation with no memorialization. In so doing, they deny the surviving friends and family an opportunity to honor the deceased at a memorial service.

To learn more about the ways your family can remember your loved one while still utilizing cremation, visit Cremation Options.