Lumen Cremation Brings Convenience and Affordable Services to Nashville

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Cremation rates have been on the rise for several years, but the recent pandemic has prompted even more families to choose cremation. Lumen Cremation LLC, a Nashville-based provider, offers a more convenient option that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to allow families to make decisions from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

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Lumen Cremation is different because everything happens online. Families make their arrangements from the comfort of their own homes.

As Nashville has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade, consumer preferences have shifted in many ways, including for the planning of funeral and memorial services.

Years ago, only a small fraction of consumers in the Nashville market chose cremation, but today, cremation rates are rising dramatically in Davidson and Williamson counties.

The shift from burial to cremation preferences happened gradually at first, in part as cremation gained religious acceptance. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend. Before the pandemic, the national cremation rate exceeded 50%; since the pandemic, the national cremation rate has increased by an estimated 15% and is projected to remain at a higher level going forward.

Factors contributing to the popularity of cremation disposition include:
     *Affordability: The cost of a single cemetery space in Nashville can exceed $5,000 per grave, with additional costs of grave opening and closing charges upward of $1,000, and the cost of a grave liner or burial vault and burial casket.
     *Flexibility: There are many options for memorializing loved ones either before or following a cremation. Families can still host a funeral or memorial service so their relatives and friends have an opportunity to gather and offer support for the family during this difficult time.
     *Convenience: Traditional burial funeral services typically occur within three or four days after a death, but with cremation, services can occur at any time. With family and friends spread out across the U.S. more than ever before, it can be very inconvenient to travel for funerals. In fact, many families will choose a local cremation provider and have the cremated remains shipped to another state to hold memorial services.
     *Safer: The pandemic has created health concerns when visiting businesses in person. Cremation arrangements are simpler, and online planning services such as Lumen Cremation allows all planning to take place without visiting a funeral home or mortuary. The family can identify the deceased through a secure online platform, and the cremated remains are returned to the family via the U.S. Postal Service.

With cremation quickly becoming the preferred choice for more and more families, there has been a significant increase in the number of cremation providers. Often, new providers will “race to the bottom,” offering ever-increasing discounts in an attempt to convince consumers to use their cremation service. However, these discounts come at a steep price, as discount providers often sacrifice quality to make ends meet.

Lumen Cremation is different because everything happens online. Families make their arrangements from the comfort of their own homes. Because of this, Lumen is able to offer a lower-priced cremation service since the family makes their decisions on their computer, tablet, or mobile device, and pays with a credit card.

Lumen Cremation LLC was founded by a local Nashville family with more than 40 years of experience in the funeral industry. Lumen is licensed by the Tennessee State Funeral Board and complies with all laws and rules governing all Tennessee funeral businesses.

Every cremation is performed by a well-established Nashville mortuary service that receives the deceased, operates their own crematory, and returns the cremated remains to the family via the U.S. Postal Service, or if the family prefers, they can receive the cremated remains at the Lumen offices located in the Bellevue area of Nashville.

Please visit lumencremation.com or call Manager and Funeral Director Tiffany Widener at 615-549-0074 to learn more about services and planning a cremation online.

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