Cremation | Black's Funeral Home | Thurmont, MD Funeral Home and Cremation


A common misnomer about cremation is that there can’t be a funeral service or visitation. That is simply untrue, when you choose cremation to dispose of your loved ones remains, you in fact can have both a viewing and funeral or a memorial service. The choice is up to you! 

Simply put there are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one’s life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there options for permanent memorization is almost endless, but most are based from the following:  

  • Interment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
  • Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.

Below you will find several informative videos, that explain different cremation options including two exclusive offerings of Blacks: Eternal Reef and Celestis Space Memorial Flights.

We are authorized representatives for Life Gem and Memory Glass as well.

Cremation Education from Wilbert TV on Vimeo.

We also encourage you to view the video entitled "Blake's Story" which gives perspectives from a surviving family member who's mother elected not to have any type of services or memorization and the impact in which it had upon him in the healing process.

Blake's Story- we offer this video to families who are considering not to have any services prior to or following cremation or burial; to educate you to the lasting impacts your choices can have and give you clarity in making your choices.

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