District Of Columbia’s Legacy Cremation Services is Proud to Have Our Family Serve Yours
District Of Columbia’s Legacy Cremation Services is proud to be family owned and operated, and honored to serve the families of our community. We feel privileged that generations of families have trusted our services with the care of their loved ones, and we will never stop treating families with the dignity and respect they deserve. For over two decades, our staff has helped families carry out final wishes that are unique, dignified and have affordable cremation costs.
At Legacy, we make certain that you have every detail you want is explained before we begin. With our services, there will never be cremation costs that you did not agree to on the final bill. We discuss all prices and make sure that you get everything you desire with as little interference in your life as possible.
Where to Begin
When you have lost a loved one and you call us for cremation services we assure you that one of our professional, compassionate staff members will be there to answer your call. We are available for you every day of the year, 24 hours a day. You may feel hesitant about making that first call, maybe you are not sure of what to say or what questions to ask, you are not alone, most people do not know what to do. Our staff understands this and is sensitive to what a stressful and heartbreaking time this is for you, we will guide you through questions that need answers, and make sure that what you want will fit the cremation costs you can afford. We understand that times are tight but we will create services that will last in your memories as a dignified and heartwarming way to honor the life of one lost, at a price you can afford.
Included With All Legacy Cremation Services
All release paperwork and dealings with the medical examiner
Obtaining certified copies of death certificates
Accompanying your loved one to the crematory and verifying all identification
Assistance will filing for Social Security and Veteran Benefits, plus insurance papers
The container the deceased is transferred in for the cremation process
A rigid container used for the return of your loved one’s ashes – This container is suitable if you are going to scatter the ashes, if you choose to keep the remains you may also purchase an urn.
If your loved one was an organ donor, all donations will be taken care before they are moved to the crematory.
The actual cremation process itself is performed separately from the memorial, in a crematory. A few family members can attend the actual cremation process by filing out a form at the crematory. After the cremation your loved ones’ remains will be driven back to Legacy Cremation Services where we can either start the with memorial services, transfer the ashes to an urn your have purchased, or you can simply pick up the remains. The urn is not included in the cremation costs, unless purchased through Legacy.
The cremation may take place after you have a funeral and visitation at a funeral home, if that is what you wish, or they can take place directly after the deceased’s paperwork is released from the medical examiner. The cremation costs themselves will remain the same.
Many families now chose to have a memorial after the cremation services. These memorials can be a simple get-together of a few friends and family members at a restaurant with photos and items from your loved ones life or a more elaborate service with a gathering of friends and family in funeral home viewing room for a full memorial service, and a luncheon following.
We will discuss all cremation costs before any services take place.
Some families choose to do a small ceremony before they scatter their loved one’s ashes at sea. Another new option is a green-burial where your loved one’s remains are incorporated into a memorial coral reef where they will be forever a part of the life that grows around it. These services will be included in the final cremation costs if Legacy makes the arrangements.
After the Memorial
Other options for after the cremation is complete and the memorial is over, are either to bury the ashes in the urn at a cemetery or memorial park that is designed for only ashes, or to place the urn in a mausoleum. We will make all of the arrangements with the cemetery or memorial park of your choice, if you decide on one of the above options, and include it in the final cremation costs..
Whatever your family chooses to do, we at Legacy will prepare all of the arrangements for you and you will never worry about the final cremation costs, because we inform you of the prices before we do the service.
At District Of Columbia Legacy Cremation Services, we make certain that your departed loved one receives dignified, respectful that will honor your loved one and make your family and ours proud.