The cost of cremation services can play a significant part in this decision, as a direct cremation can be arranged in central Florida for just $795 complete.
The cremated remains can be transported (if required) anywhere in the U.S. or overseas if there is a need to return remains to family outside of Florida.
The DFS Memorials provider for Orlando and Central Florida can be reached at (407) 710-8865.
If you have an immediate or imminent need for a low-cost direct cremation, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $1,095. Families’ attitudes to funerals are changing, and cremation offers families greater flexibility in arranging end-of-life services.
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.
When you can take care of everything for $795 and are dealing with a local licensed direct disposal establishment, why should you pay more than this?
What is included in the Simple 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 of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn
*an additional mileage fee can apply if outside our basic service area
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.
Also, if the deceased had a pacemaker that must be removed prior to the cremation, there would be a small additional charge. Likewise, if the deceased was overweight and an oversized cremation is needed, you may incur an additional charge.
To learn more about cremation, the process, service options, and legal requirements that govern a cremation disposition, visit our Complete Guide to Cremation.
Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation in Central Florida?
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. We have useful resources to help you plan and make your memorial tributes in our Memorialization section.
Our lowest-cost cremation is available throughout the Greater Orlando area and Flagler, Lake, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, and Volusia counties.
Can I preplan a cremation in Central Florida?
Yes, you can prearrange a cremation. Advance planning can help to ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and can save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death.
There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider. A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in Central Florida, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.
What can we do with the cremated remains?
As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains.
You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains, or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!
The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?
Sadly, there is little financial aid that supports families struggling with funeral costs. Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent.
Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county. Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens. An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $795 in Central Florida.