The funeral is not about burial or cremation it is about healing and building families up. At Cress, we understand that some families want to stay together and be with their loved one every step of the way. This means different things to different people.
We try to respect those differences by honoring the wishes of all people. In order to effectively meet the needs that our diverse community has, Cress staff members must listen, encourage, and make suggestions that will enhance ideas and create a fitting and memorable time for family.
For some families who choose cremation, it is important for them to care for their loved one not only through the visitation and gathering but also through the cremation process. It is for these people that Cress provides dignified settings where family members can tour, view or participate in their loved one’s cremation.
The cremation areas are “family rooms” that allow for gathering, reflection and engagement in whatever way that is comforting and supportive of the healing process each person must move through.
Cress is the only funeral and cremation service provider in this area that has facilities that are designed to allow families to care for their loved one until the process is complete.
We understand the need to care for your loved one in this way. Cress has invested in facilities to support you so that you can be there for your family member when their time comes. It is a healthy choice to make. Somehow in participation, surviving family members find connection and healing.
By Carey Cress Fose