While cremation is more popular now than ever before, funeral homes in Peoria, AZ only utilize the method about half of the time. That means that many families are choosing traditional funeral and burial services over cremation. Which one do you want? Which would you choose for family members who pass on? Here are a few reasons why some people are more comfortable with a traditional burial service.

Generations Gathering

If your family has lived in the same area for a long time, they have traditions within that community. Perhaps the local cemetery not only holds your grandparents, but also your great grandparents and so on a long way back. Having the family in one location can mean a lot to a family. There are traditions to consider, and that is something to keep in mind when you are making decisions as well.

Cremation Discomfort

While most of the myths surrounding cremation are easy to dispel and more people are comfortable with it today than in past decades, that doesn’t mean you or your family is totally comfortable with the idea and that’s okay. If you don’t like the notion, there’s nothing wrong with being traditional and going for a burial. It’s a perfectly acceptable format and always has been.

Deceased’s Wishes

If a loved one passes away and they left word behind that they wanted to be buried, or you are almost certain that’s what they would ask for, then that’s the direction you should take no matter what you would choose yourself. You want to follow a loved one’s wishes for their final services, whether it’s what you would have chosen or not.

Money Is Available

While cremation is generally much less expensive than a traditional burial, if your loved one left money behind or you have the funding available, it’s a good enough reason to move forward with a traditional burial service. You want to honor your loved one in the best way possible. So if you have the funds and you see a traditional burial as the right path, that’s what you should do.

No matter what you decide, there are experts who can help you with either direction. And funeral homes should never push you toward one thing or another. They should, however, give you ideas, options, and suggestions to think about until you reach a decision.

When you’re looking for a funeral home in Peoria, AZ, contact the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel by phone at (623) 932-1780. We’re here to help you through the process of planning a final service from start to finish. If you’d like a traditional burial, we’ll present you with package options that go along with those wishes. You can also visit us at 926 S Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 and speak to our funeral director in person. If you aren’t sure yet what you want to do, we can show you options for cremation as well and give you time to think it over and speak to your family members about reaching a decision.

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