Prior to cremation, you may wish to have visitation and a funeral ceremony complete with the body of the deceased in a casket. Following the services, the body can be escorted to the crematory where the family may be present for the two- to three-hour process. Memorialization can follow at the family gravesite, scattering garden or a cemetery columbarium niche.
If cremation precedes any services, the cremated remains are usually placed in an urn, that will be in a place of prominence during memorial services. This urn is then taken to its final resting place.
Just as important as the funeral is a permanent place of memorialization. Every year thousands of descendants from around the world visit this cemetery doing genealogical research to locate a distant relative from three or four generations ago and to honor their memory with flowers. In future years, descendents will visit the memorials of those interred, today and tomorrow.
Columbarium niches can be found at The Lexington Mausoleum and in the lower level of the Main Office Building.
In 2009, two new columbarium niche rooms were added to the Lexington Mausoleum providing additional niches and intimate chapel spaces for services.
Columbarium niches are available in glass, bronze or marble.
Cremation BouldersOur cremation boulders provide a nature-like option to memorialize cremated remains. Cremation boulders come in unique designs resembling large rocks. These natural-looking monuments are positioned in the midst of the beauty of garden settings in the historic national arboretum.
UrnsUrns are receptacles into which cremated remains are placed. The Lexington Cemetery offers many kinds of urns that vary in size, style and composition. Choice often depends on where the urn will eventually be located. Urns range in style from a simple square or rectangle, to a symbolic book shape, to a traditional Grecian design. They are composed of hand crafted cast bronze, sheet bronze, marble, cultured marble and pre-formed concrete for below ground placement. Some urns are multi-chambered to accommodate the remains of more than one person.
Keepsake Memorial KeychainsA hand-carved Keepsake Memorial Keychains will allow you to carry and honor your loved one wherever you go.
Available in Cherry, Oak, Walnut, Maple and acrylic.