Cypress’ crematory staff is dedicated to providing the most
dignified care for your loved one. All crematory staff members are CANA certified and up-to-date on the latest crematory
policies and procedures. Cypress is located minutes away from Lafayette and nearby in the heart of Maurice LA. We serve the entire Acadiana area including: Lafayette, Broussard, Maurice, Milton, Carencro, Scott, New Iberia, Abbeville, Kaplan, Crowley, and Rayne. Unlike other
funeral homes who use an off-site crematory, your loved one will never leave
our facility. A Cypress staff member
will be with your loved one throughout the entire cremation process, and you
can rest assured knowing that your loved one will be treated with dignity and
respect until your final goodbye.
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IS CREMATION RIGHT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE?
Because the choice of burial and cremation is such a personal one, only you and your loved one can decide which is right for you. Since it is such a big decision and there are so many steps in planning just the right final goodbye, often you will have questions. Whether you want to know more about about price or personalizing your loved ones memorial, our funeral directors and staff are here to assist you through the entire process. Let us help you plan a cremation and memorial for your loved one that is as unique as the life s/he lived. We are just a call or click away.
Why Choose Cremation
Deciding on cremation or burial is a very personal choice and is often a difficult one to make. Over the last several years, cremation has become a much more popular choice for honoring and celebrating your loved one's passing Among the most common factors for choosing cremation are
Cost – Because cremation does not require traditional embalming, casketing and burial, cremation generally costs less than a traditional burial.
Simplicity – Often cremation services do not require as many decisions as a traditional burial. For example, since you do not have to decide on which casket to buy or where to bury your loved one, you can spend more time saying goodbye and less time planning the funeral.
Flexibility – Cremation provides flexibility in how and where your loved one spends his/her eternal rest. Whether you select a single urn or several, memorial jewelry, or scattering, your loved one will be close to you and your family.
Celebration – With the rise of cremation has come the rise of memorials that celebrate a life well-lived. Memorials that reflect or loved-one’s life provide the flexibility in honoring the deceased, which is personalized and reflects how your loved one lived.
Our licensed funeral directors provide personal service and meet with each family where they are most comfortable. Whether you come to our funeral home or we meet you at your home, our funeral directors will assist you throughout the entire arrangement process. Our goal is to make honoring your loved one as simple and as convenient to you as possible so that you can celebrate a life well-lived and begin the healing process.
HOW AN ON-SITE CREMATORY IS DIFFERENT
Our on-site crematory is located right behind our funeral home in the heart of Maurice, and we know that having your loved one close to you during this difficult time is very important to our families. Because your loved one never leaves our care, you are ensured the highest standards of honesty, accountability and trust from our superbly trained, certified staff. All members of our staff are Cremation Association of North America (CANA) certified, and each staff member completes our cremation identification process with assistance so that traceability is ensured. While other funeral homes must use an off-site crematory, Cypress is able to provide complete cremation services in our on-site crematory. Your loved one will stay in our care, close to you with our staff tending to cremation process until you say your final good-byes.
Cremation and Memorial Services
Cypress Funeral Home and Crematory offers a variety of cremation and memorial services with plans to fit every budget. Because every life if unique, the cremation, memorial and/or funeral services should be as unique and your loved one. Whether you are looking for an affordable option such as direct cremation, or a more elaborate cremation and memorial service to say your final goodbyes, the staff at Cypress will assist you to gather with your family and friends to pay your final respects. Please visit our Cremations Plans and Pricing page to learn more about our cremation memorial service packages.
Direct Cremation -- $1475.00
Direct Cremation is the simplest option available to you and your family. The cost of direct cremation with no funeral or memorial service is often 1/4 that of a traditional burial and is an affordable option for any family. We take your loved one into our care, complete all the paperwork and death certificate, then we cremate and return the remains in a basic container to the family.
Our charges for this service include: basic services of funeral director, staff and overhead; a proportionate share of overhead costs; transfer of remains to the funeral home, other preparation of the body, cremation process and utility vehicle. If you want to arrange direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composite materials. The alternative containers we provide are constructed of paperboard.
Direct cremation offers an affordable options for saying goodbye to your loved one.
Simple GoodBye Cremation -- $1825.00
Our Simple Goodbye plan provides an opportunity for a small group to pay their last respects to your loved one. This small private viewing prior to cremation allows a few close friends and family members to gather and honor and remember the life of the deceased prior to cremation.
Our charge for this service includes: minimal services of funeral director and staff; transfer of remains to funeral home; preparation of your loved one for viewing, use of facilities for private family viewing (limited to 1 hour and 10 people); utility vehicle, cremation of remains and alternative container. This charge does not include: public viewing, urn, any merchandise, or cash advance items.
Our Simple Goodbye Cremation helps family and friends to come together to share memories and to begin the healing process.
Memorial Service with Cremation -- $2025.00
Similar to a traditional funeral, our Memorial Service allows family and friends a place to gather in and celebrate a life well-lived. Because no life is the same, each memorial service can be personalized to reflect your loved one's life. Whether you are looking for a more traditional service with prayers, a eulogy, and memory sharing, or something that will help your family and friends say goodbye that most fits the your loved one's life style, our funeral directors can help you to arrange a memorial service that is as unique as your loved one.
Our charge for cremation followed by a memorial service at the funeral home or another facility charges include: minimal services and overhead of funeral director and staff; transfer of remains to funeral home; refrigeration; gathering and memorial service at our facility or supervision of gathering and memorial service at another on the same day; utility vehicle; cremation fee; and alternative container. This charge does not include: public viewing, urn, any merchandise, or cash advance items.
To begin the healing process, our memorial service with cremation is a dignified and personalized way to honor your loved one's life.
Traditional Service with Cremation -- $4250.00
(1 Day "Tribute Package")
If you are looking for a way to bridge the difference between a traditional funeral service and a memorial service, then our Traditional Service with Cremation is the best option. Here, your family and friends will be able to say goodbye to your loved one with a one-day traditional wake at our funeral home or in another facility such as a church or temple. After the service, the cremation process is completed, and your loved one can be buried in a cemetery, kept in an urn or keepsake, or scattered at a place of special significance.
Our charge for public viewing at funeral home or another facility with cremation to follow includes: basic services, and overhead of funeral director and staff; transfer or remains to funeral home, embalming, dressing, and cosmetizing; use of facility for viewing and funeral service or supervision of viewing and funeral service at other facility; cremation fees; utility vehicle; and solid oak rental casket with insert. This charge does not include: urn, any merchandise or cash advance items. Additional charge for service outside the funeral home to include vehicles.
Our Traditional Service with Cremation allows friends and family to gather and to pay their last respects in a more traditional setting.
On-site Cremation Saves YOu Money
Cypress Funeral Home & Crematory is a full-service facility, locally owned and family operated in the heart of Maurice LA. Because we have our own on-site crematory, your loved one stays in our care until your final goodbye. Unlike other funeral homes in the area, we do not outsource any of the services we provide which allows us to pass our savings on to you. Additionally, your loved one will be with our loving, caring staff at our facility in our peaceful surroundings and will be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.
Not sure which cremation package is right for you? Our licensed funeral directors and support staff are just a phone call, email away or use the contact form below. If you would like to discuss your funeral planning options, we can meet you at our funeral home or in your own home, wherever is convenient for you. Cypress is just minutes away from Lafayette in Maurice Louisiana, and we serve the entire Acadiana area: Broussard, Milton, Abbeville, Kaplan, Scott, Crowley, Rayne, New Iberia and Carencro. For more information about our general pricing and our burial options visit our forms page.