When we opened our state’s first crematory in 1973, we brought a higher level of trust and reliability in cremation services to our area. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Crematory, located in Biloxi, has served thousands of families who have chosen to care for their loved ones in this way. Many other providers do not own their own crematory and therefore sub out services whereas we care for you loved one throughout the process.
Many people choose cremation over burial for various reasons. If you choose cremation services, Mississippi-based Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Homes is locally recognized for our responsive and caring approach to cremation for families in and around the area.
The Choice of Cremation
Those who choose cremation may make the decision due to a variety of factors. Some select this service due to environmental concerns; others may have a philosophical or religious disposition that prompts the decision. Many also choose this option because it is less complex than opting for burial. No matter the reason, we are fully committed to carrying out the final requests of your loved one. If you have questions, we would be happy to assist you in making the decision.
A Matter of Preference
Many individuals are of the belief that the choice of cremation would limit other options; however, this is far from the truth. Many times, cremations can actually make more options available to families. Some families prefer to hold to the customary funeral service in which the body is present, subsequently disposing of the body when the ceremony has ended. Some families prefer to have the cremation first, holding a memorial service afterwards in which the ceremonial urn with the cremated remnants is placed in a prominent setting. We can create a permanent resting place, monument, or memorial marker to signify the important and emotional value of the life of the deceased. These choices establish a permanent place where existing and future generations can visit the burial site to remember their loved one.
At Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Homes, we will provide all the guidance you need in choosing elements of your loved one’s funeral service, ensuring that the service preserves your particular family traditions and adheres to your needs. For cremation services, Mississippi residents can call us for help with questions and concerns. Contact our staff for more information, or visit us at our six convenient locations throughout Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Vancleave.