Cremation Funeral Services Raleigh, NC

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Reverent, Exclusive, On-Site and Affordable Premium Cremation Service

Our cremation tribute center was created specifically with you in mind. Some of our families desire to participate in the cremation process to some extent. We offer a beautiful reverent and private viewing room to say goodbye when no public services are selected. You may assist our crematory staff in the start of cremation or plan a witness ceremony prior to cremation. Our crematory is exclusive to families choosing Renaissance Funeral Home. 

Simple Cremation Starting at $3,125

  • Professional Services
  • Transfer of Your Loved One to Our Care
  • On-Site Cremation at our Crematory
  • Cardboard Cremains Box
  • Cremation Certificate
  • Private Goodbye Viewing
  • Legal Document Filing
  • Social Security Notification
  • Obituary Page on our Website

Generally, cremation is less expensive. Choosing cremation voids the need for purchase of a vault or grave-liner, cemetery plot, and headstone. Though, those items can still be purchased, they are not needed if the urn will be placed somewhere other than a cemetery. Cremation can be significantly less expensive than burial if one chooses for cremation to take place before any ceremonies. After cremation, a memorial service or celebration of life service can be scheduled to take place.

Full Service Cremation Starting at $6,674

  • Professional Services
  • Transfer of Your Loved One to Our Care
  • Care and Preparation of Body
  • Visitation & Funeral Same Day
  • Ceremonial Oak Cremation Casket
  • On-Site Cremation at our Crematory
  • Cardboard Cremains Box
  • Cremation Certificate
  • Social Security Notification
  • Legal Document Filing
  • Obituary Page on our Website

Peace of Mind and Quality Control

Our crematory is on-site. Our cremations are managed and operated by our own employees; not contracted with a separate cremation business by unknown personnel. We are in full control of the cremation schedule as well as proper legal requirements for our staff. This is peace of mind for your family and us.

If you are interested in seeing our cremation tribute center, please contact us for a tour. We welcome you.

Have questions? Call us at 919-866-1866 or use the form below.

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Less decisions. Less anxiety.

Making funeral plans can seem complicated and inconvenient. The decisions such as choosing a casket, choosing a vault, locating a grave at the cemetery, finding a pastor, planning the ceremony, can feel overwhelming.

Choosing cremation usually means fewer decision. Regardless of whether you choose to have cremation done before or after the funeral service, it is likely you will not need to choose a cemetery, grave liner, or grave plot. Fewer decisions will mean less anxiety. You can focus on your family and mourning your loss.

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More Time to Plan

When it comes to choosing a cremation, there is less urgency with planning a ceremony or funeral event such as a memorial service or celebration of life.

Performing a cremation before the funeral service affords you time. The condition of the body becomes of little concern since the cremation is performed soon after death. Once the body is cremated, a memorial service can take place weeks or even months later. With cremation, time is on your side.

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Aquamation: An Eco-Friendly and Gentle Alternative

Aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cremation. It uses water and alkaline chemicals to break down the body. This process is gentle and mirrors the natural decomposition that occurs after burial.

Benefits of Aquamation

Aquamation is environmentally friendly. It uses less energy and produces fewer carbon emissions than traditional cremation. The process also leaves behind a sterile solution that safely returns to the water system, causing no harm to the environment.

How Aquamation Works

The body is placed in a stainless-steel vessel. A solution of water and potassium hydroxide is then added. The vessel is gently heated, which facilitates the breakdown of organic material. This process takes about six to eight hours. What remains is bone fragments and a sterile liquid.

The End Result

After Aquamation, the bone fragments are processed into a fine white ash. Families receive these ashes, just like in traditional cremation. The ashes are pure and free from any residual chemicals.

Choosing Aquamation

For those seeking an environmentally responsible option, Aquamation is a meaningful choice. It offers a way to honor a loved one while caring for the planet.

Our funeral home is proud to offer Aquamation alongside our traditional services. We are here to help you understand and choose the option that best honors your loved one and aligns with your values.

Plan Ahead Today

Pre-planning the funeral experience for your loved ones provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. Start the online planning process now, or meet with one of our pre-planning advisors.

Choosing a Raleigh Funeral Home

While it is not mandatory to hire a funeral director, a professional makes the process much easier.

Most families choose to use a funeral home because of the standard of care and the regulations around the handling of the deceased.

It is important to choose a funeral home that will listen to your wishes and work with you to make sure what you want is carried out.

Funeral homes can work with different budgets and add special touches to personalize the funeral.