Yes you can. In fact, many families choose to have a traditional funeral ceremony with visitation followed by the actual cremation in preparation for the burial. This is so common that package 2 of the Complete Traditional Services and Facility Plans listed here is specifically tailored for families who make this choice at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.


Most families wish to create a “Point of Remembrance” and therefore choose to inter the cremated human remains (cremains) in a cemetery. This allows a focal point for spouse, children and grandchildren to visit, place flowers and learn about their heritage.

There are numerous cremation options available at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery:       

  1. You may bury cremains in the ground in special small grave spaces.

  2. You may bury cremains on top of an existing adult grave space or within the crypt of any existing adult mausoleum space. (These options depend on the type of burial property owned and the number of future or current interments).

  3. You may bury (called inurnment), in a niche. A niche is a single above ground receptacle designed to receive the cremated human remains. These receptacles are         grouped together to form an indoor or outdoor columbarium.

  4. Cremated Human remains may be kept at home. Through only a few families feel comfortable with this. Some families will hold the cremains to be placed in the casket of the spouse in the future (cemetery must be notified for this to occur).

    1. Some families scatter part or all of the remains.

    2. Some bury some of the remains to have a point of remembrance and scatter the rest.

    3. Some families bury most of the remains and place small portions in specially designed remembrance jewelry to be retained by family members.

(Prior to any scattering we recommend that you check local municipal ordinances and/or State or National Park laws to avoid possible fines or other penalties.)

Cremation: What exactly happens?

To begin with, it is probably easier to describe what cremation isn't. Cremation is not final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service. Rather, it is a process of reducing the human body to it's most basic elements using high heat and flame.

Cremation means a step in the preparation of human remains through a process of heat and evaporation whereby the body is reduced to its basic elements: bone fragments, not ashes.