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Amaryllis Cremation LLC is a fully licensed and insured direct cremation service, also known as a direct disposal establishment. Our services are offered throughout the Greater Orlando area. We will meet with you at your home, the hospital or nursing home, our office, or another location of your choosing to make arrangements.
Our promise to our clients is to provide a professional service that handles the immediate needs of the family with dignity and respect. Our staff is on-call to respond with prompt attention whenever you require - around the clock, every day of the year.
Transparency is important to us. We do not sell pre-need arrangements. We do not offer traditional, funeral, or memorial services. We will not try to increase the cost of our service with items that are readily available elsewhere. We DO offer a basic, at-need cremation service with an affordable price.
Why choose direct cremation? Today's trends lead toward cremation with an increase of interest relating to the environment. Some choose cremation because they are able to keep the cremated remains of their loved one close, or share them among family members. Many individuals have already chosen cremation as their preferred option and made their wishes known prior to death. Still, the number one reason people choose direct cremation is the price.
The cremation process begins with a call to our office.
From our family to yours, thank you for considering Amaryllis Cremation LLC for your direct cremation needs.
Direct cremations are typically chosen by individuals or their loved ones for price, and price alone.
Cremation is considered as the "green" alternative.
Desire to “go home”:
Since Florida is considered a retirement location, many individuals want to “go home” after their death. Direct cremation allows ease in returning cremated remains to a special location out of the State. This reason goes back to price because costs associated with returning cremated remains are significantly less than other alternatives.
Religion and lifestyle:
Direct cremation is frequently chosen because someone does not want a traditional service. They may want a service arranged and directed by family or their loved ones at home, at their church or temple, or at a favorite public place like a park or restaurant.
Increase of options:
In addition to having cremated remains buried in a cemetery or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium, the following options are available: kept at home; separated and kept by multiple family members; separated and placed in memorial jewelry or other keepsakes; and scatterings at home, in the sea, or by air. Scattering
on some public land is available with proper permission and permitting.
Time to heal:
Choosing a direct cremation at the time of death allows the “shock” to wear off, multiple parties to be notified, and time to “heal” prior to making decisions regarding the permanent placement of cremated remains.
As a Direct Cremation company in Florida, our professional license says "Direct Disposal Establishment". (I know, terrible name.) Our license limits the practice of our business. Florida statute prohibits a Direct Disposal Establishment from performing any type of viewing, visitation, witness or religious cremation. For these services you must use a licensed Funeral Home. We can refer you to many Orlando area funeral homes for your direct cremation with viewing. Unfortunately, we can't do it for you.
Also, it is NOT cost effective for you to use the funeral home for viewing and us for cremation. I wish it were, but it's not. We are not going to ask our families to pay more than they need to, ever.
We also DO NOT provide any type of Pre Need Sales. That is a separate license that is held by many funeral homes, cemeteries, and direct cremation companies. We suggest YOU maintain control of YOUR MONEY! I would not recommend my mother pay in advance for funeral/cremation services so I would never take money from yours. You can pre-plan all day but pre payment is different.
We suggest you place the funds to cover any costs in a Joint Savings Account with your next of kin or the personal representative named in your Will. The reason a Joint account is important is so they may access the funds without requiring a certified Death Certificate. Payment is generally required prior to the issuance of your death certificates.
One of the main things to keep in mind when choosing a cremation urn is that rushing to make a choice is usually not necessary. Many people assume that an urn has been available immediately after the cremation has been completed, but that is not the case. Crematories typically will package remains in a temporary container that is suitable for storage for a long time. In fact, stories are common in which families have left the ashes in their temporary container for years before finally transferring them to an urn.
So, when you are shopping for an urn, you can rest assured that time is – usually – not a factor. Choosing a cremation urn is a deeply personal task, and there are an ever-growing number of options. It’s important that this decision, when possible, not be made lightly or quickly. This is one reason why more and more people today are choosing their own urns – sometimes even while they are in middle age – and even displaying them in their homes for years before their death; doing that can be a great service to family members. (We have been careful to note that time is “usually” not a factor in urn selection: one case in which time can be a factor occurs when an urn has not been pre-selected but family members want to have an urn on display during a traditional memorial service a few days after the death. Pre-purchased urns can certainly help with this scenario.)
The internet and low cost long distance services of today have made choosing a cremation urn a simple and even pleasant, experience for many families. It is common today for several family members to collaborate on an urn choice by using email and the telephone to explore together the myriad of choices available.
One great way to decide on an urn is to determine fairly quickly what your budget is. A large number of great-looking urns are available for under $100, but even more elegant designs are available at prices up to $2,000. The more expensive urns are typically made from rarer materials and are usually more meticulously crafted. But that is not to say that many beautiful urns are available in the lower prices. In fact, it is often the case that families who originally plan to spend $1,000 on an urn often end up finding the perfect urn for their loved-one for far less. Because the selection is so large, establishing a budget can help you narrow the choices to a manageable size. You will certainly find plenty of urns to choose from no matter what your price range.
After you have decided on a price range, you should make sure your urn choice is suitable for the display method. If you intend to permanently display the urn in a climate controlled environment, then almost anyone would be a good choice. If you intend to eventually bury the urn or display it outdoors, however, you will probably need a marble urn or a metal urn (brass urns are typically not recommended for burial, however). It should be noted that any urn will be suitable for burial if it is encased in an urn vault which cost $100 to $420 depending upon the style and materials. Some families include the urn vault as part of a burial ceremony and, therefore, require a more elegantly designed vault than those who place the urn in a simple-looking vault after any memorial services.
No one relishes the idea of shopping for an urn, of course, but the selection and pricing available from today’s memorial industry can make selecting the perfect urn a pleasant, maybe even uplifting, experience for your entire family.
Frequently, we are contacted by someone who had Power of Attorney on a loved one and they are trying to organize the cremation. Designations such as Power of Attorney and Health Care Surrogacy end when the person dies.
Florida requires that we follow the Next of Kin Hierarchy. This hierarchy can only be "trumped" by having a legal Will & Testament prepared by an attorney that names an Executor/Executrix or a Personal Representative or Agent. In order to qualify as next of kin when a loved one dies, you must be over 18 years old.
The hierarchy is as follows:
When obtaining cremation authorization, we are required to get authorization from each member of a Next of Kin "class", or do our due diligence in attempting to obtain authorization. This most commonly becomes an issue with the adult children class and the sibling class.
If you are the adult child or sibling of the deceased and do not disclose others in your class, you at risk of legal action by others in your class if you authorize cremation without their permission.
At this time Florida does NOT recognize domestic partners in the Next of Kin hierarchy. Gay or straight couples who choose to live together without being legally married should make Estate plans to ensure their partner's status is not usurped by a parent or sibling. And, Florida does NOT recognize marital separation, only divorce, unless a criminal act of domestic violence has been committed against the deceased.
Unfortunately, we have had to contact spouses that have been absent for years, and have been unable to help loving partners because proper legal planning was not done.
... begins with a call to our office.
A professional, removal service is then dispatched to transport the deceased to refrigeration facilities as required by law.
We will meet with you at your home, our office, or another location of your choosing to make arrangements. Although most families choose to handle all arrangements electronically.
Due to Covid19, all arrangements are currently handled remotely.
Forty-eight hours must pass prior to cremation, and all cremation cases must be authorized by the Medical Examiner's office.
After obtaining all of the required authorizations from you, the Death Certificate must be certified by a physician.
You will also be asked to sign a Cremation Authorization since cremation is a non-reversible choice.
When all of the required paperwork is returned from the family, physicians, and government agencies, the deceased is cremated and the cremated remains are returned to the family.