Cremation Education



When choosing a cremation, James O'Donnell Life Celebration® Home is here to offer you a meaningful and personalized ceremony. Our cremation options will help provide a unique tribute to honor and celebrate your loved one. Our close-knit team of specialists will guide you and your family to choose the best affordable option based on your needs and desires. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love.





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Traditional Cremation Services


Traditional Funeral Followed by Cremation


Everyone in life is trying to capture time. You must provide that time to people who lost the one they love. Cremation is a very popular choice when it comes to an “end of life experience” however, most individuals do not realize that in order to begin a new healthy walk down the path of their own lives, they must begin to grieve and heal in a sharing environment with family and friends.

Simply put, cremation is a mode of disposition just as if one were to choose a traditional funeral. This is a very personal and important decision for everyone to make but what is crucial is for the ones left behind to discover the ways in which they can grieve through the company you keep while in a Life Celebration® Home.

The truth is, you cannot press the pause button on grief. Most often, people who choose cremation sometimes unknowingly do not allow themselves enough time to grieve properly and realize their own psychological needs. You, your family, and believe it or not, your loved one’s co-workers (the people who have spent 80% of their lives with the one you love), all deserve an opportunity to grieve and heal. Having your loved one present for a funeral service followed by cremation is a bona fide path to healing that ministers to the needs of everyone throughout the experience. A Life Celebration® Home has the ultimate responsibility to provide a nurturing path of healing for everyone.



The Life Celebration Memorial Cremation

The Life Celebration® Memorial Cremation


Although having the one you love present during a Life Celebration® Service is recognized as being very powerful in the grieving and healing process, a Life Celebration® Home’s healing guidance provides alternatives for families that choose cremation.

This is accomplished through staging an educational, entertaining, and escapist environment that communicates the life of the one you love. This includes the people, the passions, the hobbies and the spirituality that encompass a life.

A Life Celebration® Home’s mission is to discover and then arrange the themes, the parts, and the people to attend to the present while shaping the future for everyone we care for.



The Life Celebration® Direct Cremation

The Life Celebration® Direct Cremation


Some families may choose to have a direct cremation and at our funeral home we respect every choice a family makes. Even the simplest services can offer powerful methods of honoring and sharing. Our goal at the James O'Donnell Life Celebration® Home is to honor the family’s wishes while still providing a path for them to grieve and heal to continue the path of their own lives.