In 1977, Boone Funeral Home opened Memorial Crematory, the first crematory in North Louisiana.  Since then, Boone Funeral Home and Memorial Crematory have proudly served families who choose cremation as their final disposition.

Cremation has grown vastly over the last decade.  Families choose cremation for different reasons however the most common are:

  • Migration away from family home sites.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Greater flexibility in memorialization services.
  • Ties to tradition are becoming weaker.
  • Saves land, simpler, and saves money

What Consumers Should Ask

First you should make sure you select a reputable firm.  The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) has a web site that will assist you in choosing a caring and reputable firm.

CANA recommends you ask the following questions when choosing a funeral home/crematory.  Your provider should be very willing to answer any/all of your questions.

  • Do they have their own crematory?
  • Are licenses and permits current?
  • How often do they inspect the crematory?
  • Are all crematory operators certified?
  • Does the crematory allow witnessing by family members?

Whatever the reason you may be considering cremation, be assured that the staff of Boone Funeral Home and Memorial Crematory are professionally trained in cremation and will treat you and your loved one with upmost respect.

Cremation Options

If cremation is your choice, you have three options to choose between.  Our caring professionals will gladly work with you to plan the cremation option that fulfill your wishes.

Traditional Funeral Prior to Cremation

Many families are not aware that a traditional funeral service, with visitation held the night before the funeral, could be held prior to cremation.  Even though you may be considering cremation, you do not have to miss the time honored tradition of a funeral service.

Cremation with a Memorial Service

Some families choose to have a Memorial Service either before or after the cremation.  Our staff can help you plan a service that will honor the life of you or your loved one.

Direct Cremation

Some families choose to not have a service of any kind.  They simply would like to have the cremated remains returned to them. 

Either way an individual or family chooses to go, our staff is knowledgeable on the cremation and are willing to work with you. 

We encourage anyone that is considering cremation to contact us to learn what is required by the state of Louisiana.