Understanding Your Options

As you consider the various aspects of a funeral for a burial or cremation, there are several elements that you will need to select in order to create a touching tribute for your loved one. Here we have outlined some of the choices you will make as you move through the planning process.

Download Our Complete Planning Guide

This guide will walk you through the information you will need and the decision you will need to make. Complete this prior to the arrangement conference or as part of your pre-need planning and share it with your funeral director.

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Selecting the Final Resting Place

Where your loved one will be laid to rest is an important decision. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can use elements of ceremony to honor the life of your loved one and to allow you and your family to say goodbye in a meaningful way.

   Final Resting Place
Burial
Cremation
Service
Description 
   Cemetery
Land specifically designated as a burial ground 
   Mausoleum
 
Above-ground entombment, usually in the form of a building 
   Niche 
Enclosed space designed to hold a container of crematedremains – most often located in a mausoleum, cemetery or funeral home 
   Home 
A commemorative urn or other container of cremated remains displayed in a place of honor in the home or garden 
   Scattering 
Cremated remains returned to the Earth (scattering over a favorite spot, such as a garden, lake or private property) 
Visit www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov for information relating to the purchase of pre-need funeral contracts including descriptions of the trust and insurance funding options available under state law.
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