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3 Reasons to Choose Your own Final Resting Place

At Woodlawn Cemetery, we’ve talked to many of our neighbors from here in the Bronx who have said this: “When I witnessed my loved one’s burial, I couldn’t help but think of where I would like to be laid to rest. How do I go about making that decision?”

We thought it would be helpful to offer guidance, since we know how significant this is for you and for generations of your loved ones. We’ve compiled information to get you started.

  1. Choosing your final resting place is deeply personal.

This question is important: Have you thought about whether you would prefer traditional burial or cremation? What about whether you want your final resting place to be above ground in an individual family private mausoleum or a community mausoleum? Or how about in-ground with a traditional headstone, a lawn-level marker, or perhaps a bench, a plaque or an art piece? There are also those looking for an “eco-friendly” cremation burial option. Our Brookside Cremation Garden offers in- ground and above-ground options within the natural setting of the garden.

Many families want to visit their loved ones after they die, which can impact the location and specifics of a final resting place. If you can think it, we can help you do it, whether you prefer above-ground or in-ground, cremation or a casket, or even both in one space.

  1. There are many options.

Many New Yorkers who come to us are surprised to discover our distinctive selection of final resting places in our beautiful garden cemetery. This includes single lots, companion lots, and estate lots, along with burial space in historical sections of the cemetery. For those who prefer cremation, our cemetery provides permanent places for loved ones to pay their respects in a beautiful and serene setting. As you can see, there are many possibilities to choose from – and we didn’t even mention them all! You will want to be able to take the time to arrange a visit and see for yourself.

  1. You don’t want your family to have to guess what you would have wanted.

Too often, we meet with families who have lost someone important to them and want to make sure they make the right decisions on their loved one’s behalf. But when it comes to selecting the final resting place, are not sure where their loved one would have liked to be buried. They have to decide among themselves, and as you can imagine, this doesn’t always go smoothly.

This is why it’s extremely important to make this decision for yourself. After all, you want to be in control rather than leaving your family to decide on your behalf.

No matter what you have in mind for where you’d like to be buried, there’s a place for you at Woodlawn Cemetery. Here among the breathtaking beauty of our landscape, you’ll find the most stunning cremation and burial options in the United States.

You might be wondering where to start when it comes to exploring all we have to offer. You’re not alone – and that’s why we are here to help you every step of the way. You can begin by contacting our family service associates, and you can even view and learn about available proprieties on our website.

You want your choice of a final resting place to bring you peace of mind. Count on us to help you carry out your wishes.

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