5 Tips for Choosing the Best Cemetery for Your Loved One

Posted on November 4, 2019 by McCaleb Funeral Home under Funeral Home
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There are some people who are under the impression that funeral homes in Donna, TX can help them get their hands on a burial plot for a loved one. But more often than not, families will have to reach out to cemeteries on their own to find burial plots for their family members. Their funeral homes will then be able to help coordinate burials, but they can’t usually do it until an agreement between a family and a cemetery is in place. Here are 5 tips to help you choose the best cemetery for your loved one.

Find out if there is a cemetery your family has used for years.

Is there a cemetery in your city or town that your family has used for years when burying your family members? You might want to think about using that cemetery to keep the tradition alive. You can have your loved one laid to rest following their Donna, TX funeral services in the same general area as other family members in many cases.

Search for a cemetery that’s not too far away from your home.

If you’re planning on visiting your loved one’s gravesite on a regular basis, it’s good to choose one that’s not too far from your home. You don’t want to have to drive 30 minutes or even an hour every time you decide to stop at your loved one’s cemetery to say hi and pay your respects. You should look for one that’s only 10 or 20 minutes away at most.

Take a tour of a cemetery to make sure it’s well-maintained.

Your loved one’s final resting place should be a place that looks nice. To avoid burying your loved one in a place that’s not well-maintained, take an unannounced trip to a cemetery and ask for a tour. Check out the cemetery grounds and see whether or not the grass is mowed and the landscaping is done. It’ll let you know everything you need to know about the condition of a cemetery.

See if a cemetery has enough space for your loved one.

There are many cemeteries both in this area and in other areas that are quickly running out of room to bury people. Cemeteries only have a certain amount of space, and it’s drying up in some places. With this in mind, you should contact a cemetery and see if they even have space for your loved one before you start considering them. This will prevent you from falling in love with a cemetery only to find out it’s full.

Consider the cost of burying your loved one in a cemetery.

There will be a fee that comes along with purchasing a burial plot for a loved one in a cemetery. But that’s to be expected. What families don’t always expect, though, are the additional fees that they’re sometimes asked to pay to maintain a cemetery properly. It’s important to see if there are any extra costs like this associated with a burial.

At McCaleb Funeral Home, we work with many of the cemeteries in this area and can help you pick one out when you turn to us to make Donna, TX funeral arrangements. We can also help you make many other decisions during the funeral planning process. Call us at (956) 968-7533 today to get started or visit us at 900 W 4th St, Weslaco, TX 78596.

You can count on the professional care team at McCaleb Funeral Home to serve your family with utmost dignity and respect. We serve all faiths, offering the most complete funeral, burial, and cremation services, with new facilities, at a very affordable price. We provide personalized funerals and cremations for families in Mercedes, Donna, Edcouch, Progreso, Elsa, and Alamo, TX.

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