Picking the right cemetery is a massive decision, as many of our clients work with us for several generations to create a family plot. Charlotte, NC cemeteries work to offer all the amenities you might need now and down the line to take care of all your concerns. Here are six questions you should ask any cemetery before making a commitment, and how Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens rises above the crowd.
What Types of Plots Do You Offer?
The best cemeteries offer more than one kind of plot, making it possible for clients to choose the cemetery regardless of budget. This includes smaller plots for clients who choose cremation, and stand-alone plots for those who want a larger custom headstone or marker. Our team will go over the options with you at the first consultation and give you an estimate of the costs, letting you make the right choice.
What Amenities Do You Offer?
Many cemeteries stand apart from the crowd by taking care of all side concerns in the planning of a funeral. Our attached funeral home next to our memorial gardens can help you plan a full memorial service over one or two days, and partner with many local business to arrange everything. Our Sympathy Shoppe is available for gifts and specialty foods to display at the funeral or deliver to mourners.
How Do You Handle Maintenance?
The best cemeteries have in-house maintenance teams that handle all groundskeeping to ensure memorial plots remain spotless. When signing a contract, check how the cemetery handles maintenance fees and whether they’re assigned yearly or one-time as part of the initial contract. A good way to check the quality of the cemetery’s maintenance is first-hand, visiting the grounds and seeing how they’re maintained.
What Funeral Homes Do You Work With?
At Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, we have an in-house funeral home to work with, but we take clients from all around the Charlotte area. If you’ve already worked with a funeral home and want them to handle the memorial service, the best way to ensure a smooth transition is to let the cemetery know and check if they have any contacts with the funeral home previously. Memorial services and burials go best when all parties coordinate.
What Are the Future Development Plans for the Cemetery?
The cemetery business is always developing and finding new ways to serve our population of clients in need. We recently opened our in-house funeral home to make planning a full memorial service with us easier. At your first consultation, feel free to ask us about any future development plans and we’ll show you how Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Garden is looking towards the future.
Charlotte, NC cemeteries offer many options for paying tribute to your loved one, and Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens is ready to help. Set up a consultation by visiting us at our offices at 1504 W Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262, or contact us on our website or by phone at (704) 596-5417.