Deciding on a final resting place for your loved one can be a very difficult decision to make. It becomes even more challenging when the options were never discussed or just slightly mentioned. While there is no guarantee that a loved one’s final resting place will be just as wished, there are ways to minimize the uncertainties and stress of making this important decision.
Your decision is less cumbersome when the resting place is driven by a family history of generations laid to rest in a particular cemetery. However, some people may not have this family history or plot options may be limited within the particular cemetery. When this is the case or multiple cemetery locations are within the family, your decision can be quite stressful.
Keep in mind that visiting a loved one’s grave site can be essential in the healing process and comforting in the years that follow. That said, a convenient location can be a blessing and lessen the burden on those closest to the deceased family member.
Burial Plots and Monuments
Cemeteries offer various types of burial plot options which include:
An entombment in a mausoleum refers to a building built to house the remains of one or more deceased person(s) after they have passed. It is considered an alternative form of traditional underground burial where the body is stored in a mausoleum in a defined space instead of underground.
Mausoleums are considered to be cleaner and dryer options and appeal to people who do not want to be cremated or are apprehensive about being buried underground. Mausoleums are quite common and many cemeteries provide single, companion or family configurations.
While cemeteries have often been the common consideration for final resting places, today, cremation has become a popular wish for families and individuals. However, cremation also requires a decision for a final resting place. Below are some considerations with cremains and often multiple options are chosen.