At Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we want to help you honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. Cremation is one option for caring for the deceased's physical remains.
Cremation can be performed prior to the funeral services or following the funeral service. Cremation does not limit your ability to honor your loved one. You my select the same memorial services that families select using earth burial as their preferred form of disposition. From a small family gathering to a large public funeral with the casket or urn present, cremation is the choice of many families that we serve. Contact any of our directors at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service to discuss the many options available.
What does the cremation process involve?
Cremation is the process of using high heat with the normal operating temperature between 1500 degrees F to 2300 degrees F to reduce the human body to bone fragments.
Can you witness the cremation?
Yes. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service uses Twin Tiers Cremation Services LLC located in Lawrenceville, PA. Owned by others in our family, we are assured that cremations will be handled individually in a professional manner with respect and dignity. If a family wishes to be present at the time of the cremation, Twin Tiers Cremation Services LLC has a viewing room specifically designed to allow a family to watch the placement of the deceased into the cremation chamber. The cremation process takes about 4 hours to complete.
Is embalming required?
No, embalming is not required for cremation itself. If there is going to be a public viewing prior to the cremation, Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service requires embalming purely for sanitation purposes.
Do you require a casket for the cremation?
No, we do not require a casket. We only require a leak-proof container. The container can be made of wood or cardboard. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service has containers available.
What do cremated remains look like?
Cremated remains do not look like ashes from a fireplace. They look more like broken or ground up sea shells.
Following the cremation, what can be done with the cremated remains?
Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service has a variety of urns available. The cremated remains can be taken home, buried in the ground, scattered on land, at sea or air. Talk to a funeral director to discuss meaningful options that would honor your loved one.