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Stages of Funeral and Cremation Planning in Cleveland, OH

When you start the process of designing a funeral for someone that you love, it is essential to take things one step at a time. Evaluating all of your options at the same time can be overwhelming and stressful. You don’t need to navigate these decisions without support. Instead, lean on professional services for the help you need with funeral and cremation planning in Cleveland, OH.

Our team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home understands the challenges you are facing in this difficult experience. We offer the support and guidance you need to ensure that you can easily choose the right services to honor the memory of your loved one. If you are ready to get started with funeral planning, then it’s time to call our funeral home.

We are the oldest African American funeral provider in the area. Our services are available in and around Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. With over 110 years of experience in the industry, we have created the best systems to support families in their times of need.

What is Direct Cremation in Cleveland Ohio?

The most common type of cremation is direct cremation (cremations without a service). This is because a service can be held at any time following the cremation (in some situations, weeks, months, or even years later), and the family can take as much time as they need to organize the service they want. Is Direct Cremation in Cleveland a Cost-Effective Option? The good news is that direct cremation is an excellent option for those of us who cannot afford a costly funeral or other extras. Even if cost isn't your primary issue, you'll be relieved to learn that direct cremation can save you a lot of money by obviating the need for any needless items or services.

Options for Funeral and Cremation Services in Cleveland, OH

No two people are alike, which is why we believe that every funeral should be unique. At E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, we believe that our job is to listen to the needs and requests of the family, then oversee the important details to support these goals. Every funeral that we support is custom-designed according to the desires of the family.

Custom funeral planning means that you can choose the location of the service, where you want to lay the person to rest, and how the program will be designed. You have flexibility with the program and activities to include traditions and customs. On the other hand, you also have the opportunity to skip the formal funeral and design a Celebration of Life. Or, keep it simple with direct cremation if preferred.

These are the three main categories of funeral services that are selected:

  • Funeral Service: This category refers to the time when friends and family meet together to remember and share stories. Often, a program is designed to include a life sketch, music, poetry, and any other details to honor a person’s life. If desired, the funeral event can include a portion when the family meets together at the graveside before burial.
  • Direct Cremation: The term “direct cremation” is used when a family chooses cremation without memorial or funeral services. We have an on-site crematory, giving you full control and flexibility in the way the cremation is completed. Our team promises the highest care and respect every step of the way.
  • Cremation with Service: If you desire to have the body cremated, consider holding a service for friends and family. It is a healing experience to find closure during the memorial or funeral. We can accommodate your desires and timeline for this event.

While many funeral services fall in these categories, other things happen behind the scenes to support your needs. For example, our team oversees the paperwork and permits that are required for the services. We will also take care of communication with the cemetery if burial is selected.

Additionally, we provide many caskets and urns, giving you options for your selection. You can visit our funeral home to see the different styles and colors that are available. Or you are welcome to bring an urn if you have a container that you prefer to use.

Preparing for the Future

There are advantages to being proactive with funeral and cremation planning in Cleveland, OH. You don’t need to procrastinate the decisions until the last minute. Often, these details are left on the family and cause burden and stress for your loved ones.

A better solution is to get started with funeral planning, even if you are in great health. You can’t predict the timeline of your funeral services. But you can be sure that you are prepared for whatever may happen by designing your funeral plan right now. We offer an easy online form that can be used to get started with this process.

One of the greatest advantages of preplanning is the opportunity to select the services that you desire. Do you want to be buried in a certain cemetery? Do you prefer cremation instead? Talk to us about these preferences so that we can arrange the event to accommodate your requests.

Quality Funeral Services from a Trusted Provider

When you are searching for quality funeral and cremation services in Cleveland, OH, then our team is here to help. Visit E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home at 2165 E 89th St, Cleveland, OH 44106. Or, you can call at your convenience if you would like more information. We are just a phone call away when you need support for funeral planning: (216) 791-0770

Funeral and Cremation FAQs

  • How can I proceed with the funeral arrangements?
    • At E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, we want to make arrangements simple for you. We offer a large variety of containers and traditional caskets designed to meet your specifications but we'll be happy to go over them with you and answer any questions you may have. If you are looking for something in particular, please let us know. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Learn more about our funeral arrangements in here.
  • What is an on-site crematory?
    • An onsite crematory assures our families that their loved one will always be in our care and we have total control from beginning to the end. We exercise thoughtful and in-depth precautions and proceed through several layers of authorizations to make certain your loved is respected. Our certified and professional staff will stay in contact with your family throughout the process. Learn more about our on-site crematory in here
  • What are the benefits of pre-arrangements?
    • Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones.  It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members. Pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled. Learn more about the benefits of pre-arrangements in here.

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