Cremation with Confidence at the Highest Possible Standards
Respectful & Caring
As with traditional burials, cremation offers many ways to celebrate a loved one’s life. Many families choose services, visitations, and gatherings that are identical to those of traditional services. Our well-trained staff can show examples and explain all the choices for how personalizing cremation services for your needs.
Highest Possible Standards
The Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers Crematory is operated by carefully trained and licensed staff. We strictly adhere to a Cremation Code of Ethics and our exclusive Cremation with Confidence, which provides a 10-step process to ensure the identity of your loved one. We use state-of-the-art equipment such as biometric facial recognition and fingerprint scanning software that provides families peace of mind that their loved one’s identity isn’t compromised.
We encourage personal inspection and are the only funeral home in the area with a special ceremonial room located next to our crematory to facilitate those who wish to be present for committal service and the start of the cremation process. We would be happy to give you a personalized tour of the facility. Contact us with any questions or concerns that you and your family might have.
Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee
Many funeral homes hire third-party crematories, typically located in a warehouse district. These funeral homes transfer your loved one to outside cremation services, making it impossible for the funeral home to manage and supervise the cremation.
We have our on-site crematory located within our funeral home, nestled in a peaceful setting down the hall from our chapel. All your services are handled and managed by our certified staff, and your loved one never leaves our care.
A Witness of Removal document is signed upon transfer into our care to verify your loved one’s identity. To ensure security, a personal identification band is placed on your loved one to track them through the cremation process.
Upon arrival, our staff will bathe and dress your loved one in the clothes provided by the family. Then, we will ask you, or a representative, to positively identify him or her prior to cremation in our private viewing room. During this time, we will give your family a few moments to say your final goodbyes.
We use state-of-the-art technology to verify your loved one’s identity through a barcoding system that tracks them throughout the entire cremation process. In addition, we have a closed circuit camera system that records the entire process from before your loved one enters the crematory until the cremation process is complete.
A cremation specialist and a Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers staff member will review all cremation paperwork and permits. This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and properly documented. Once all documentation is verified, both staff members must sign the cremation order before starting the cremation process.
Your loved one is taken to the cremation chamber, and their personal identification is put in our digital cremation system prior to the cremation process. The name of the individual, date and time of the cremation, identification number and crematory operator’s name is entered. Our digital cremation system is dated and the start time is noted and signed by a cremation specialist before and after the cremation.
Our memorial designers will sit down and discuss with your family the desired level of participation during the cremation process. Our spacious Ceremonial Room allows families to witness the full cremation process if so chosen.
After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed with the identification tag into a wooden urn engraved with your loved one’s name. Your loved one’s fingerprint, the video feed, and documentation are placed into our permanent files.
Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains. At this time, we will provide a dignified setting, in which to receive the urn, where you may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.
We will assist in planning a memorial service either before or after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of your loved one. Families have many opportunities to personalize the service, from a dove release to a reception where refreshments are served. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a lifetime.
Cremation Service Options
Similar to traditional burials, we offer services, visitations, and gatherings for cremation. The choice of cremation or burial for your deceased loved one is a very personal one based on a variety of factors including personal, religious, or societal beliefs. In some cases, preferences are known before death, but in others, family members must make this decision.
A Cremation of Simplicity Service
Our Cremation of Simplicity service provides a family requesting a minimal service an opportunity to remember their loved one with dignity while providing closure for survivors. Included is our Cremation with Confidence Guarantee, cremation committal ceremony, and custom wooden urn.
A Celebration of Life with a Gathering
Our Celebration of Life with a Gathering option allows friends and family to gather for reflection, memory sharing, and support.
In addition to the provisions in the Cremation of Simplicity package, the Celebration of Life with a Gathering Package also offers use of our spacious stateroom for a time of reflection and support with catering services, use of van and driver for delivery of equipment, floral gifts, and other necessary items, DVD Visitation Life Tribute Video (60-150 edited photos), memorial folders, tribute photograph, customized leather guest book, floral photograph tribute, acknowledgement notes, and access to downloadable music for the gathering.
Celebration of Life with Memorial Service
The Celebration of Life with Memorial Service option is a service for friends and family to gather together and share memories of their loved one.
In addition to the provisions of the Cremation with Simplicity package, the Celebration of Life with Memorial Service option also includes a ceremony in our state of the art, modern chapel with seating for up to 200 people. Additionally, use of van and driver for delivery of equipment, floral gifts, and other necessary items, DVD Visitation Life Tribute Video (60-150 edited photos), memorial folders, tribute photograph, customized leather guest book, floral photograph tribute, acknowledgement notes, and access to downloadable music for the service are also included. Live Broadcast and a DVD recording of the service are provided of the service followed by a reception for friends and family.
Celebration of Life with Traditional Visitation and Service Followed by Cremation Services
Lake Ridge Chapel’s Celebration of Life with Traditional Visitation and Service Followed by Cremation Services is an expansion of the Memorial Service option that adds a viewing and formal visitation in addition to a chapel ceremony. This option provides family and friends multiple opportunities to gather together and share memories.