Selecting the proper funeral arrangements for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming and not a process one looks forward to planning. While traditional ground burials and cremations are more commonly selected as a final resting place, the use of mausoleums has increased over the years. Using a mausoleum as your chosen burial service offers many benefits for you and your loved ones. Learn more about the advantages mausoleums provide.
What is a Mausoleum?
An alternative to ground burial, mausoleums are free-standing structures normally made of reinforced concrete and natural stone. Mausoleums offer a clean and dry burial for those individuals seeking different options to the more traditional burial. At Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, people have the choice of using a community-style chapel, a private family estate or a patio crypt.
Privacy and Protection
It is normal to prefer privacy as you mourn the loss of a loved one. Since mausoleums are a building, they deliver the needed privacy you may need during such a difficult time. Mausoleums are also climate-controlled which gives family and friends the opportunity to pay respects without worrying about the weather elements. Loved ones can visit with the assurance knowing they will have the privacy they wish.
Mausoleums are an excellent choice for individuals who prefer their burial to make less of an environmental impact. You do not have to worry about the ground being disturbed or the fire and smoke emissions that come with a cremation. While a burial monopolies a piece of ground with one body, mausoleums can house vastly more bodies per square foot, based on their arrangement. Mausoleums are perfect for the individual who wishes to leave a smaller environmental footprint on the planet.
Convenient and Cost-Effective
Mausoleums offer an added convenience of visitation year-round since the crypts are not exposed to the elements. Families may also choose to share a mausoleum space thus making it easy to visit more than one member of the family at a time. Mausoleums have also proven to have comparable costs to a traditional burial. Families can reduce the cost of buying multiple burial plots by purchasing a shared mausoleum building.
Is a mausoleum the right choice for you and your loved ones? Contact us at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery if you have questions concerning the mausoleum options available. We have a compassionate staff ready to help you create a meaningful and beautiful memorial that fits your needs. Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery is a non-profit cemetery located at 6100 Three Notch Road in Mobile, Alabama. We are here to help those who are in need and make it a priority to preserve the memories of your loved ones in a dignified, honorable and comfortable place. Visit us online at www.mobilememorialgardens.com or on our Facebook page. If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak to us, please call us at 251-661-1333.