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Cremation Services

Today, almost half of Americans choose cremation. It is predicted that 70% of baby boomers will choose this process. It is often chosen due to its simplicity and various economic factors. This simple choice is not meant to minimize the honoring of your loved one’s life nor prolong the grieving process. Prolonged celebratory rites can often lead to heightened grief, anxiety, and incomplete feelings of closure.

Harris Funeral Home Cremation Services

We at Harris Funeral Home Legacy Center can assist families with honoring their loved one with dignity and respect.

About Cremation.

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to cremate. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.

Cremation is a popular choice for many people because it is less expensive than traditional burial and it offers more flexibility in terms of how the cremains can be handled.

Celebration of Life.

At Harris Funeral Home Legacy Center, we understand that choosing cremation does not mean that you cannot have a meaningful and memorable funeral or memorial service. We offer a wide range of services to help you honor your loved one's life in the way that is most meaningful to you.

Here are just a few ideas for how you can celebrate your loved one's life after cremation:

  • Have a traditional funeral service with the body present and cremate after the service.
  • Hold a memorial service with the cremains present or scattered at a special place.
  • Have a private scattering of the cremains at a meaningful location including at sea.
  • Use the cremains to create a unique memorial piece, such as a piece of jewelry or art.
Honoring their Memory.

No matter what you choose, we will work with you to create a personalized and meaningful experience. We want to help you celebrate your loved one's life and honor their memory in a way that is special to you.

Cremation Services Benefits

Here are some additional benefits of cremation services:

  • Convenience: Cremation services are often more convenient than traditional burial.
  • Affordability: Cremation is less expensive than traditional burial.
  • Flexibility: Cremation offers more flexibility in terms of how the cremains are handled. Cremains can be scattered, buried, or kept in an urn.

Considering Cremation.

If you are considering cremation services, we encourage you to contact Harris Funeral Home Legacy Center to discuss your options. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you plan a meaningful service for your loved one.

We are Here to Help

Perhaps you've got special concerns about an upcoming funeral or memorial service? We're here to provide the answers you're looking for. Call us at (510) 525-1331.