Why do you need all of this information about my loved one?

We use the vital statistical information you provide to create a death certificate proof. We send this proof back to you to review and certify that all of the information is correct before we file the death certificate with the state. All of the information we ask for is used… Read More

What kind of container houses the cremated remains?

Regulations only require a bag or box, but Northern Virginia Burial and Cremation Society offers a variety of beautiful and affordable urns. Read More

What do the ashes look like?

Cremated remains resemble coarse sand. They range in color from white to gray. The remains weigh between four and eight pounds. Read More

How long does cremation take?

Depending on weight, cremation takes from two to three hours.  … Read More

What happens after cremation?

At the end of the cremation process, what remains are bone fragments. These bone fragments are then processed to a consistent size and placed into a temporary or permanent urn. Read More

What is cremation?

Cremation is simply a process of reducing the human body to particles and bone fragments using high heat and flame. It is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service. Read More