More families are choosing cremation over a traditional burial, and seeking out information to help them better understand their options. This article provides an overview of cremation in Lubbock, how you can save money by arranging low cost cremation services in Lubbock and helps you to understand costs between funeral service providers in Lubbock.
A cremation is likely to save you 40 – 50% on the cost of a traditional burial funeral. Why is this? It is largely because you can eliminate some of the largest outlays associated with a funeral. With cremation there is no need for a casket, embalming, a burial vault, cemetery plot or full-size grave marker. Eliminating these funeral merchandise items/services can save you a few thousand dollars! Another way that a cremation can save money is that it is possible to hold a memorial service (with the cremated remains present) without having to go ahead with a funeral ceremony immediately. This can allow families time to make decisions. Often this can mean that money-savings options can be more thoroughly explored. Some families even choose to conduct their own memorial service, which can save on venue and staff costs, plus it also makes a service so much more personalized.
How much does a cremation cost in Lubbock?
Cremation prices do differ considerably between different funeral homes in Lubbock. For this reason an ‘average’ cost is has to be put into the perspective on what kind of cremation services are being assessed. According to Funeralocity (2021) the average cost of a full service cremation is $6,554, however you can arrange a direct cremation in Lubbock for as little as $1,150.
Choosing a Cremation Package
A funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service. In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price. Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package. There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service. The difference is that with a direct cremation there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterwards. A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present and the cremation is conducted after the service. A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first and a memorial service held with the cremation urn present.
Arranging a direct cremation in Lubbock
Direct cremation, or immediate cremation, is becoming an increasingly popular choice for funeral consumers. A direct cremation is the simplest, and least expensive, cremation option. It involves the funeral home collecting the deceased, transferring him/her into their care, completing all the necessary paperwork and conducting the cremation (after the legal waiting period of 48-hours). A basic cremation container is used and the ashes are generally returned in a temporary urn. A direct cremation in Lubbock can cost anywhere between $1,150 and $3,700.
How do I choose a cremation provider in Lubbock?
Choosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require. If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony and that is in a good location for your family.
If you have decided upon a simple direct cremation at the most affordable price, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers a direct cremation at a low cost. The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held. And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.
The DFS Memorials provider for Lubbock is an established funeral home with several facilities for ceremonies. DFS Memorials offers families a low cost cremation in Lubbock.
DFS Memorials LUBBOCK (806) 224-1737 – Call with any questions you may have
Direct Cremation $1,150
How do cremation providers compare in Lubbock
It is always wide to shop around and compare services and costs. We do it in any other large purchase we make – so why not when purchasing end of life services? You will no doubt be surprised by how much the cost of funeral services can vary between funeral homes in Lubbock. At DFS Memorials we conducted research to find the best cremation prices in Lubbock to save you the task of phoning round to compare prices. This way we can save you the hassle when you are emotionally fragile.
What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with cremation costs in Lubbock?
An individual passing without any insurance, and family struggling to meet funeral costs, is becoming a more regular occurrence. Not surprising when we learn that 76% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck [CNN Oct 2013]. Public aid can be a little patchy depending upon where you are but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if there is any financial assistance near you. The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of Texas but there are generally eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.
There is also the $255 Social Security lump sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.
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