Comparing Burial and Cremation Services

It’s never easy to say a final goodbye to a loved one, but you can honor cherished memories with a thoughtfully designed memorial service. Speak with a Memorial Counselor about your choices for interment. Both burial or entombment and cremation niches are respectful options for your loved one’s final resting place. 

Interment Spaces for Burial and Cremation 

Whether you choose burial or cremation for your loved one, there are many respectful choices available. Burial typically takes place in the ground. This traditional interment space requires an in-ground burial vault. The remains can also be entombed in a mausoleum crypt. If you choose cremation for your loved one, you will first need to decide whether to scatter the cremated remains or inter them. If you choose to scatter them, you may wish to do so within a memorial garden in the cemetery. Otherwise, you will choose an urn for the cremated remains. The urn will then be interred in a niche within a columbarium or an alcove. 

Religious Considerations Regarding Burial and Cremation 

For many families, religion is an important consideration when choosing between burial and cremation. Today, nearly all religions do support a family’s choice of cremation. Historically, Judaism forbade cremation, but the practice is considered acceptable today. The same applies to Christianity. Buddhists often prefer cremation. Islam is one of the few that instructs its adherents to choose burial over cremation.  

Family Togetherness After Death  

Burial and cremation both allow for family togetherness after death. If your family prefers burial, then you can purchase a clustered group of crypts within a designated space in the cemetery. It can provide comfort to the living to know that the remains will stay together for eternity. Family togetherness is also an option for those choosing cremation. You may choose to purchase a family estate with multiple niches for the cremated remains. 

You’ll find beautiful interment spaces to honor your loved one at Inglewood Park Cemetery. Our cemetery in the Los Angeles area offers serene places for burial and for the interment of cremated remains. Call one of our Memorial Counselors at (310) 412-6500.

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