Cremation Services

Affordable Cremation Services at Phillips Funeral Home

Phillips Funeral Home is proud to offer affordable cremation services. Please call (248) 437-1616 to discuss how we can provide affordable cremation options for your family

State of Michigan - Cremation Regulation

In the state of Michigan families MUST contact a FUNERAL HOME to start the cremation process. The funeral home makes the transfer of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home, completes the death certificate and applies for the cremation permit and transfers the deceased to the crematory. It is not possible in Michigan for families to go directly to a crematory in our state.

What is Important to Know About Cremation

Cremation Options


Cremation After Funeral Service and Visitation

When cremation is chosen, families often decide to have a funeral services and visitation so that family and friends can come together and say goodbye to their loved one. A visitation (viewing) and/or funeral service can take place prior to cremation just as it would when planning a traditional burial funeral. The funeral ceremony can take place at our funeral home, or at a church.

Burial of the cremated remains, if desired, must take place at a later date, after the cremation process is completed.

Cremation with Memorial Service

This option includes cremation taking place prior to the service. After cremation has occurred, friends and family can gather at a visitation and memorial service designed specifically for their needs.

Immediate Cremation-No Services

Immediate cremation includes no ceremonies or rites. It may take place only after obtaining a signed death certificate from the attending physician along with a signed authorization from the next of kin, or authorized agent of the deceased. In the State of Michigan and authorization is also required by the medical examiner.

Options for Cremated Remains

Many people purchase an urn for the ashes.

Options for ashes include:

  • Burial in a cemetery
  • Scattering of the ashes
  • Placing ashes in a cemetery columbarium niche

Phillips Funeral Home can assist with exploring the best option for your family.

Merchandise for Cremated Remains

  • Full size urns
  • Keepsake urns (smaller urns used when ashes are separated and given to different family members
  • Memorial jewelry
  • Life Gem Diamonds
  • Thumb Print Jewelry

Special Benefit for Veteran

Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan offers ground burial for ashes , as well as niches in a wall, as final resting places for our nation's veterans, and their spouses. Ashes can be buried in the cemetery free of charge.

Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Phone: (248) 437-1616
Fax: (248) 437-2902
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road), South Lyon, MI 48178

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