Cremation services in St. Petersburg, Florida

If you are considering cremation services in St. Petersburg and are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. Luckily, planning a cremation service is easier than you think. Though cremation is the preferred method for families around the country who are funeral planning, it is a taboo subject and many don’t know where to start when cremation planning in Florida. 

At Anderson McQueen, we are here to help you navigate the process every step of the way. Our Tyrone Family Tribute Center was even specifically designed to provide families who choose cremation with a beautiful and functional place to worship, gather and visit with friends, and even witness the cremation process privately to say goodbye if they choose to. 

We believe that cremation services in St. Petersburg shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all. If you have any questions throughout the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out -- that is what we are here for. We are available 24/7 at (727) 547-3773. We’ve also compiled a list of some of our frequently asked questions to help guide you.

What are cremation or cremation services?

When considering final disposition options, you can choose between cremation or burial. The most popular form of cremation is a flame-based cremation, which is the  combustion and oxidation of a body where the end product of a flame-based cremation is fine ash. 

A common misconception about cremation is that you cannot have regular memorial services proceeding or following the cremation. Choosing cremation does not prevent you from honoring your loved one however you choose. Some families choose to have traditional memorial services with the body present before the cremation takes place. Others choose to wait to receive their loved one’s ashes and host a celebration of life with their loved one’s remains present. At Anderson McQueen we help you to customize your cremation services to perfectly fit your needs.

How much does cremation cost?

The cost of cremation varies significantly in Florida depending on the funeral provider you choose and the services they include in your cremation package. Cremation services can cost anywhere from $1,000 - $15,000.

While cremation is a more affordable option than traditional burial options, the price of the cremation service is ultimately depending upon the additional services you choose and the quality of the funeral home taking care of your family. Additional products that affect the cost of the cremation package include permanent memorialization options, urns, cremation jewelry, the memorial service, and other services you may choose to include.

Can you have a cremation without a service?

Of course. When you are planning a cremation for your loved one, consider the services you would like included and what you would prefer not to include. While most families prefer to host a memorial service, others choose not to. This is a personal decision that can only be made by you and your family. 

If you do choose to host a memorial service, we can help you plan a beautiful and personalized service for your loved one. The Tyrone Family Tribute Center was specifically designed to service families who choose cremation who may not feel represented at other St. Petersburg funeral homes. 

Regardless of your decision, we will work with you to choose the services and products that make the most sense for your family, and will never pressure you to host a service or pay for a package that doesn’t meet your needs. We’ve compiled a list below of pros and cons to help you make your decision.

Pros of having a service: 

  • Provides an opportunity for your family and friends to honor your loved one
  • Aids in the healing process while grieving 
  • Gives you and your family a chance to connect and comfort one another

Cons of having a service: 

  • Friends and family from out of town may not be able to make the service 
  • You may feel rushed when making arrangements if you haven’t already begun considering options 
  • There is an additional cost associated with hosting a memorial service