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Burial Services in Newark, Delaware


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Burial Services

A casket burial service in Newark, Delaware is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.

Understanding Burial Service Options

We have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us at our funeral home.

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning. One of the first decisions you'll need to make involves choosing both the cemetery and the specific place of burial within its grounds. You'll then need to select a casket and possibly an outer burial container (burial vault), as many modern cemeteries require their use. At some point, and this does not have to take place right away, the decision becomes one of selecting the headstone or marker and writing the inscription. One of our funeral directors is available to speak with you, should you wish to have assistance in making each of these decisions.

How to Plan a Burial Service in Newark, Delaware

Burial services in one form or another have been a part of human communities for millennia. If you scan our history, it really doesn't matter "when" or "where" you look, burial practices can be found. Graveside services can be seen in hundreds of Hollywood films and television productions; some are uplifting, others are humorous; and some merely attempt to convey the emotional weight carried by the characters involved. Because of these cinematic efforts, most are familiar with the appearance and traditional ceremonial format of a burial service. But when it comes time to make arrangements for a graveside service on behalf of a deceased family member, it can be challenging to turn what is only vaguely familiar into a truly meaningful, deeply personal event. This graveside service planning guide outlines the major steps involved and identifies the primary "talking points" when meeting with the funeral director. If you have questions about what you read here, please call us. One of our funeral directors is available and ready to provide the answers you need.

Selection of Cemetery & Burial Property

Before we get too far into the subject, we should mention that a family member may have already chosen and purchased a burial plot or mausoleum crypt. It's also very possible a distant relative purchased a large section in a local cemetery intended for the future burial of family members. In either of those situations, you'll need to obtain the documents necessary to prove ownership of burial rights and then bring them to the initial meeting with the funeral director.

What if there is no such pre-plan in place? Then you will need to locate a cemetery and select the burial property on your own. And while we know today's consumers are smart and have access to more information about products and services than ever before, we also know that the purchase of cemetery property isn't a commonly-made transaction. For that reason, we offer the following information:

  • Unlike when you purchase a house (where the structure and the land are yours to do with as you like); when you buy a cemetery property, such as a burial plot, mausoleum crypt or columbarium niche; you are merely buying the right to inter (or bury) an individual (or individuals) in that location. The property you now have the rights over, remains the property (and the responsibility) of the cemetery administration.
  • A stated portion of the money you pay for these interment rights will be contributed to an irrevocable fund used in the on-going care of the cemetery grounds.
  • The burial, as well as any future commemorative visits you make to the location will be subject to the specific by-laws as written by the cemetery administration.
  • Just like when you buy a house, the cost of burial property rights range widely in price, depending on the exact location of the plot, crypt or niche. If you have time, you can certainly find resale "deals" on cemetery property; but if you're not shopping far in advance of need, this may not be of help to you.

There are other costs involved with the burial of a loved one, such as the fees charged by the cemetery for the "opening and closing" of the site, the headstone or grave marker and its installation, and the purchase of a casket and burial vault.

Because we have strong working relationships with local cemetery administrators, we want to help you with this part of the process. Simply call us to get started.

Why People Choose Burial

Although the trend is moving toward cremation,the majority of North Americans still choose to bury their dead and to be buried themselves.

Here are some reasons you might choose burial.

  • Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. For instance, in the United States today, about 79 % choose burial or funeral services
  • You do not like the idea of the body being "burned" after funeral services .
  • You prefer to have the body slowly return to the elements.
  • You want to erect a monument on the grave
  • Perhaps you want to visit the grave in the days to come post funeral services , and you find a graveyard more appealing than say, a columbarium.

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial with our funeral services

  • Whether or not the body is to be embalmed
  • Which kind of casket (or coffin) will house the body
  • Whether to buy a casket or rent one
  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
  • Which cemetery to use with funeral services
  • What kind of plot 
  • What to put on the headstone


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Beeson Funeral Home of Newark
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2053 Pulaski Highway
| Newark, DE 19702
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Tel: 1-302-453-1900
| Fax: 1-302-453-0426

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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our Newark funeral home in person at your convenience.

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We care for families throughout Newark, Delaware and the surrounding New Castle County communities, Brookside, Christiana, Wilson, Ogletown, New Castle, Bear, Red Lion, Wrangle Hill, Delaware City, St. Georges, Kirkwood, Summit Bridge, Wilmington Manor, State Road, Glasgow, Biddle Corner, and all other surrounding communities.


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