Cremation

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“A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go, and the living where
they need to be.” - Thomas Lynch

When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.  

Cremation in Delaware

Cremation is becoming an increasingly common choice among families in Delaware. We understand that this is not an easy topic to think about and discuss with your family.

The reasons for choosing cremation are varied and personal. You may choose cremation based on environmental considerations, philosophical or religious reasons, or even because you feel it is simpler or less complicated.

You may also choose cremation because it can be less expensive than traditional burial, although cremations vary widely in price based on your personal selections.

Regardless of the reason, cremation is only half of the story. Your plans for a viewing, visitation, funeral, or memorial service in Delaware don’t have to change if you choose cremation. 

Just as with traditional burial, a funeral director or preneed specialist can help you to plan your services, whether they happen before or after cremation. There are a variety of options available, some of these include: 

  • Cremation following a funeral service and visitation 
  • Memorial service with or without the cremated remains present 
  • Religious service 
  • Direct cremation with no service 

Cremation Process

Cremation is where the body is prepared for final disposition. Over a period of 2 to 3 hours the body is transformed by intense heat (1600 – 2000 degrees Fahrenheit) to a state of small skeletal fragments. After the cremation process is complete, the cremated remains are removed from the cremation chamber, cooled, processed, and placed in an urn. The cremated remains are now ready to be present at a ceremony, a tribute reception, graveside, or kept at home or scattered. The cremation often follows a private visitation for family and close friends or may also follow a funeral ceremony which may include a rental casket.

Simply Speaking Cremation

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Contact Us

Beeson Funeral Home of Newark
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2053 Pulaski Highway
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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 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, Christiana, 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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