Cremation is a popular choice in Florida, and we understand that many families want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.
A direct cremation package can help you arrange a low-cost funeral. Direct cremation takes care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, and once the cremated remains are available, a memorial or ash-scattering service can be conducted. Or, of course, cremated remains can be shipped to another state for those residents of Florida who are transplants.
When you can take care of everything for $1,095, why should you pay more than this?
The DFS Memorials provider in Lakeland – Mortuary Services of Florida is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949. Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.
What is included in the Direct Cremation Package?
Our simple cremation service includes the following:
- Collection of the deceased from the place of death
- Transfer to the funeral facility
- Shelter of the deceased
- Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit
- The cremation process
- Return the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn
Are there any extra costs?
The additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county in order to facilitate the cremation proceeding. Death certificate fees in Florida are $10 per copy at present.
Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation?
Yes, of course. You can arrange a memorial service once you have the cremated remains returned. A memorial service is a type of funeral service where the deceased’s body is not present. You can hold a memorial service with or without the cremation urn present. A memorial funeral service can also take the shape of an ash scattering ceremony, candlelit vigil, or tribute.
Comparing cremation costs in Lakeland, FL
As cremation is a popular choice for residents of Lakeland, there are a number of cremation service providers serving Polk County. The cost of a cremation can vary significantly for the same service, so comparing cremation prices between a few providers is wise to ensure you benefit from a value-for-money cremation service package.
As a simple cremation is a popular choice in Lakeland, especially with so many retirees, many cremation service providers offer affordable cremation packages. It is important to check that a direct cremation package includes everything.
How can you save money when arranging a cremation service in Lakeland?
A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is. In Lakeland, a direct cremation can be conducted for $1,095 complete, making this a very affordable funeral option.
If you need to keep funeral costs down, then a simple cremation arranged through a cremation provider or direct disposer is your lowest-cost cremation in Lakeland. You can then arrange your memorial services once the cremated remains are returned. This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.
What help is there with cremation costs in Lakeland?
If qualifying for Social Security, you may be entitled to the lump sum death benefit payment of $255. The funeral director will generally assist you with submitting the claim to Social Security. Of course, many people use life insurance policies to offset funeral costs, but with a direct cremation, the funeral provider will require payment upfront.
There is very limited public assistance support for funeral costs, which can vary by county. Check out Polk County Assistance Programs.