The decision between burial and cremation is a very personal one. People’s religious beliefs may have a bearing on the final choice that is made. Another factor to consider is cost as with cremation; there are more options regarding where the remains are finally placed.
J Lawrence & Sons have been offering cremation services in Southampton and the surrounding areas for over a century. If this is the option you choose for your loved one’s funeral, then there are three crematoriums in Southampton that we work with.
You can choose between the Southampton Crematorium on Bassett Green Road, the Wessex Vale Crematorium in West End or the Test Valley Crematorium in Romsey. The main cemeteries in the area are all owned by the Council.
These are Hollybrook, South Stoneham, St. Mary Extra, Millbrook, and Southampton Old. There are other cemeteries in the surrounding boroughs, so get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about these locations.
Cremated remains can be scattered in the crematorium garden of rest or a family grave if there is one. If available, they can also be placed in a churchyard. Alternatively, you may wish to keep them at home or scatter them at the deceased’s favourite location.
We will retain the remains at our premises for as long as required while you speak to your family members and make your final decision. Should you decide to keep the remains, we have a wide range of urns available for you to choose from.
Ours is a family-run funeral home that has been in operation for nearly 150 years, giving us a truly unique perspective. We offer tailored funeral and cremation services that ensure a smooth process during what is undoubtedly a very difficult time for any family.
At J Lawrence & Sons, we completely understand the challenges of having to plan a funeral during a time of emotional stress. It’s very important to do what you feel is right for you and your family. If that choice is cremation services, then we are here to guide you through the entire process.
Whether you’re now ready to arrange cremation services or there is something you still need to specify to us, we are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling 02380 554 801 or sending a message through our contact form!