Lee Ramsay Funeral Home

Gladwin

In recent years, the funeral industry has changed due to the concern for a more natural approach over traditional burial. For those wishing for a more natural approach to returning to the earth after your passing, the Ramsay Group is excited to announce that they will be including green burial and biodegradable products to their services. 

Green burial, by definition, is where you or your loved one is placed in a biodegradable container such as their favorite quilt or a casket made from willow, seagrass, etc. and returned to the earth. No burial vaults, no embalming, and a natural burial ground filled with trees, native flowers, and insects. Families are encouraged to help in the process of green burial by digging the resting place, dressing their loved one, and even having the funeral in their home.

In order for your vision of your funeral to come to life, you should discuss this with your loved ones, letting them know what you envision for your celebration of life. Be prepared to answer questions and lay out you’re reasoning behind your vision. 

After your discussion, you will want to sit down with a funeral director to go over the vision you have for your funeral. This way they can explain state and local laws and help you file the death certificate and other paperwork. Funerals, memorial services, celebration of life should be whatever you envision it to be. Whether it is returning to the earth by green or natural burial, cremation, or the traditional burial we have come to know.

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