National Cremation Reviews

National Cremation Reviews

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Phoenix, AZ

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

We had already made arrangements with the National Cremation Society before my husband passed away and they were very professional when they came to get his body. Linda was very helpful when we went to their office the first time and when we went back to pick up his ashes. My family and I really appreciate the care they took of us.

James C.
Gold Canyon, AZ

Considering the circumstance of dealing with the loss of a loved one, National Cremation Society was superior after the facts choice, they were great about getting my situation straightened out. I came to them with a problem, they professionally took care of it in very short order, took into account my special needs and addressed them very kindly, in a very experience manner, that can only be found when people care about what they are doing. These people are good at what they do, treat everything with respect and professional attitudes, you can have confidence that you and your loved... Read More

Considering the circumstance of dealing with the loss of a loved one, National Cremation Society was superior after the facts choice, they were great about getting my situation straightened out. I came to them with a problem, they professionally took care of it in very short order, took into account my special needs and addressed them very kindly, in a very experience manner, that can only be found when people care about what they are doing. These people are good at what they do, treat everything with respect and professional attitudes, you can have confidence that you and your loved passed souls will be treated with respect and dignity when it really counts. In my opinion, you can count on the people at the National Cremation Society a good choice at a bad time, nice to have people you can depend on.

Titor R.
Phoenix, AZ

I can't say enough about what a sensitive caring funeral director that Linda Haugen is. At a time where you are already down and distressed she took care of absolutely everything, down to the finest details. While nobody wants to go through this, most of us do at one time or another. You can definitely trust Linda and the National Cremation Society to ease the way and do a great job at a reasonable price!

Terry S.
Phoenix, AZ

Christine was fantastic. Very low key but very knowledgeable. Explained the entire paperwork process very well.

Dennis B.
Phoenix, AZ

Our Funeral Director Linda Haugen was wonderful and very helpful. She walked us through everything (even though the number of Death Certificates needed) which is necessary when you are dealing with shock and grief. The end result was a beautiful resting place for my father which provides me a sense of peace every day. If you are looking for a cremation service call these people, you will be very happy.

Susan F.
Scottsdale, AZ

Your society has been extremely helpful for everything that I needed at this time of sadness. I had a lot of questions, and everyone I talked to was always very empathetic and understanding. They always called to check on me and make sure all was going as well as preplanned. I was extremely satisfied with everything.

Cheryll W.
Prescott Valley, AZ

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Linda Haugen through my father-in-law’s passing. Linda was compassionate, thoughtful and so helpful in the cremation process. Linda, you are one of a kind in customer relations you were soft-spoken, caring never raised your voice or became agitated or upset. I can’t say enough nice things about Linda, she is a friend.

Anita C.
Phoenix, AZ

My father passed away rather suddenly, although not unexpected. We had done no preparation for this. I called them because they were close to where my dad had passed. Jeff could not have been nicer and any more comforting. They had someone at the nursing care facility within hours and she, Jessica was lovely. The questions that had to be asked were done with consideration and empathy. When I had to go to the office to make cremation decisions I never felt as I was 'upcharged' for anything. The cremation was done in a timely manner and when I had... Read More

My father passed away rather suddenly, although not unexpected. We had done no preparation for this. I called them because they were close to where my dad had passed. Jeff could not have been nicer and any more comforting. They had someone at the nursing care facility within hours and she, Jessica was lovely. The questions that had to be asked were done with consideration and empathy. When I had to go to the office to make cremation decisions I never felt as I was ‘upcharged’ for anything. The cremation was done in a timely manner and when I had to go pick up the remains, I felt such care and empathy for my feelings. I would recommend this business any time! Many thanks to them for all they did for me and my family during this difficult time.

Eve D.
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ

Carl ** was very nice to work with, He came once and we asked him to come back another day as we wanted to talk about cost and process. Carl came back a week later and we closed the deal. The real test will be when there is a death and one of us will see if the plan lives up to its claims. We liked the price and payment plan. We are dealing with funeral arrangement now with a family member and we don't want our survivors to have to deal with the cost and hassle.

Mark B.
Queen Creek, AZ

When my brother passed away, the Arrowhead Hospital gave us a list of cremation centers where we can take the body. We called somebody that we always deal with and I knew it was going to be very high. A National Cremation location is in between my sister’s house and my house, and they gave us a very good quote. They were also very cooperative from the very beginning. They gave us all the information in the middle of the night and they got us in when we went to see them. I was very comfortable working with them and... Read More

When my brother passed away, the Arrowhead Hospital gave us a list of cremation centers where we can take the body. We called somebody that we always deal with and I knew it was going to be very high. A National Cremation location is in between my sister’s house and my house, and they gave us a very good quote. They were also very cooperative from the very beginning. They gave us all the information in the middle of the night and they got us in when we went to see them.

I was very comfortable working with them and they didn’t try and push things on us. They understood what we were going through. Their rep asked us about everything else we needed and she emailed all the stuff. But we knew we were not going to have a service for him and we just had him cremated. And since I just buried my mom two years prior to that, I was already accustomed to what we were going to be going through but they were very, very helpful. I was happy we dealt with them.

Olga S.
Phoenix, AZ

My parents used them and they made it very easy for me. Thank you for being so kind

Deborah C.
Mesa, AZ

My wife died suddenly 3 years ago after a surgery. My son in law found National Cremation Society after first calling 2 other places that made him feel like he was dealing with a used car salesman. National Cremation Society was the first rate in every way. Last January my late wife's 101-year-old mother died and I did not think twice. I called National Cremation Society. No pressure, no pushy sales tactics. Just respectful and honest treatment. They take very good care of the client in the worst time of his life. Thank you, National Cremation Society

Karl W.
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you, Linda, for all your help with the passing of our brother. They were very understanding and caring and kept us informed of their process and time frame. They did not put any pressure on us to add "additional" services to cremation. Thank you again.

Olga S.
Scottsdale, AZ

When my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 2011, I know I had to face that end was inevitable. We had both decided on cremation several years before. After he had his second severe stroke in 2013, he was transferred to an Alzheimer's care home, as I was no longer strong enough to care for him at home. I contacted the National Cremation Society that year, spoke to Lianne, and was assured there would be no additional costs other than what I agreed to pay. I signed both of us up. I did not want the burden of expenses to... Read More

When my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 2011, I know I had to face that end was inevitable. We had both decided on cremation several years before. After he had his second severe stroke in 2013, he was transferred to an Alzheimer’s care home, as I was no longer strong enough to care for him at home.

I contacted the National Cremation Society that year, spoke to Lianne, and was assured there would be no additional costs other than what I agreed to pay. I signed both of us up. I did not want the burden of expenses to fall on our children at their time of grief.

My husband passed away last month. The National Cremation Society handled the necessary procedures excellently. My only cost was to the county for death certificates.

I highly recommend the company and urge facing the death of a loved one ahead of time, while one’s mind is unfettered by grief. My boys both thanked me for preparing ahead.

Linda B.
Scottsdale, AZ

Thank you, Linda Haugen, for looking after absolutely everything -- with attention to detail and great warmth -- leaving me free to mourn my husband's passing.

Nolli H
Phoenix, AZ

It has been two months since my husband, Gus, passed away suddenly. Although he had been ill for several months, we had hoped and prayed he would recover. Although we had discussed his wishes for cremation if he were to pass, no plans had been made. At the time of his death, I was faced with where to turn for his cremation services. I was having to handle everything over the phone, as my husband passed away in Phoenix and I had already said good-bye to him and was making my way back home to Northern Arizona when I received... Read More

It has been two months since my husband, Gus, passed away suddenly. Although he had been ill for several months, we had hoped and prayed he would recover. Although we had discussed his wishes for cremation if he were to pass, no plans had been made. At the time of his death, I was faced with where to turn for his cremation services. I was having to handle everything over the phone, as my husband passed away in Phoenix and I had already said good-bye to him and was making my way back home to Northern Arizona when I received the phone call that he had passed. As soon as I called the 800-number to National Cremation Services I was connected with Linda in their office in Phoenix. From that moment on everything was taken care of with compassion, courtesy, promptness and the care I needed at that time. I am so grateful to have chosen National Cremation Services. Thank you for being there!!

Linda O.
Phoenix, AZ

Met salesman, Brett Dean, at an NCS Luncheon/Seminar. He was personable & knowledgeable. I knew I didn't want a burial or a funeral, so cremation was my choice even before I attended the seminar. Waited a couple days to speak to a family member who had purchased the NCS service about 6 years ago. When my brother passed away, just one phone call was needed & all the details were handled by NCS. That was my best reference. A few days after the seminar, Brett came to my home, and my fiancee, myself and two friends signed up for NCS... Read More

Met salesman, Brett Dean, at an NCS Luncheon/Seminar. He was personable & knowledgeable. I knew I didn’t want a burial or a funeral, so cremation was my choice even before I attended the seminar. Waited a couple days to speak to a family member who had purchased the NCS service about 6 years ago. When my brother passed away, just one phone call was needed & all the details were handled by NCS. That was my best reference. A few days after the seminar, Brett came to my home, and my fiancee, myself and two friends signed up for NCS services. Death will come to all of us. I didn’t want to leave any stressful decisions to be made for my fiancee & family. It’s all handled as I wish right now, and can be changed. For example, as of now I want my remains in a tree pod to be buried. Next year I might want to be in the ocean. Irregardless, one phone call handles arrangements for my cremation and delivered as I designate, no matter where I am at the time of my passing. Highly recommend NCS.

Penny D.
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you, Jeff Marshall, for so gently and compassionately helping me with the process of having my father cremated. While his passing at 89 years of age was not unexpected, I was deeply saddened and found myself numb. Your kind demeanor and patience when we talked on the phone, and each time we met in person made me feel at ease and able to focus. You touched my heart. And I am forever grateful that you were there during my time of need.

Nancy Blabe
Phoenix, AZ

My dad had purchased a cremation plan a few years ago, I am so thankful he did. Linda Haugen helped me so much and was so compassionate and understanding. I was notified as soon as they received my dad's body and were in contact with me throughout the process keeping me apprised of each step. I didn't order enough death certificates but Linda was quick to get more sent to me. The family was so pleased with the help we got from National Cremation. We would highly recommend National Cremation Society to any family looking for the right choice.

Jeanette Kelley
Phoenix, AZ

My husband and I decided to prepay for our Cremations. The presentation on Cremation was very informative and we feel we have done the right thing for ourselves and for our loved ones. We are looking at the nice wooden box as though it is a time capsule. We put pictures and other keepsakes in there from time to time. I know it's not something people like to think about but it's gonna happen so just do it. It covers transportation back to the states if you die while your traveling. That is a big international ordeal that you don't... Read More

My husband and I decided to prepay for our Cremations. The presentation on Cremation was very informative and we feel we have done the right thing for ourselves and for our loved ones. We are looking at the nice wooden box as though it is a time capsule. We put pictures and other keepsakes in there from time to time. I know it’s not something people like to think about but it’s gonna happen so just do it. It covers transportation back to the states if you die while your traveling. That is a big international ordeal that you don’t want your family to have to go through. We have cards in our wallets and our children just call the 800 number and they jump in and give them guidance. We didn’t want a funeral just the Cremation services.

Linda F.
Phoenix, AZ

The people and this company are amazing! The level of professionalism is wonderful. They were prompt and sensitive and completed everything on time at the price quoted. This is a no frills service and a low cost provider but nothing is lacking here at all. I highly recommend this company. Every detail was taken care of and I was informed all the way through. When I went to pick up my wife's remains we all hugged and cried together. You can't fake that folks. These people are the real deal.

Jerry D.
Phoenix, AZ

I know first hand that National Cremation Society handles things in a dignified manner.

S.P.
Phoenix, AZ

First of all I am completely blown away that this company only had two stars on Google+. We received nothing but the most professional service and care when it came to picking out the urn and coordinating the cremation of my father-in-law, Wallace or "Pete" as we called him. We were from Chicago but had Pete in a great memory care facility in Scottsdale. He passed away in Arizona so everything with his cremation had to take place in Arizona. It was two days before Pete's memorial and we haven't received his remains. We spoke to a man named Jeff,... Read More

First of all I am completely blown away that this company only had two stars on Google+. We received nothing but the most professional service and care when it came to picking out the urn and coordinating the cremation of my father-in-law, Wallace or “Pete” as we called him.

We were from Chicago but had Pete in a great memory care facility in Scottsdale. He passed away in Arizona so everything with his cremation had to take place in Arizona.

It was two days before Pete’s memorial and we haven’t received his remains. We spoke to a man named Jeff, who was wonderful. He said his remains were being sent to him tomorrow and that he will overnight them to us so they arrive in time for the funeral. Sure enough he did what was said. We received them the following day and he called to make sure that they arrived. Also, followed-up with a few more phone calls making sure that we received the urn and that everything went ok with the service.

You can’t beat that customer service. He was on top of everything and just went above and beyond to make sure that Pete made it back in time for his celebration of life. We cannot thank Jeff enough for his impeccable customer service. Thanks for making what was a hard and emotional few days less stressful. We cannot thank you enough!

Bobi P.
Phoenix, AZ

North Hollywood, CA

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These people helped my family get through a really tough time. They were patient and attentive and most importantly, understanding. They made a highly stressful situation much easier to deal with for me.

Beautiful I.
North Hollywood, CA

Riverside, CA

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If you find yourself in a position where you must do as your loved one wishes, then this is your place. Randy warmly welcomed us into his office and that is where the magic began. He listened to our wishes with a can do, will do, and consider it done attitude. All the arrangements were made quickly, efficiently and without any hesitation on either side. He was able to make our decision making easy and painless. This man has truly found his calling. The family of Allan G.

Allan G.
Riverside, CA

When my brother passed away it was an extremely difficult time in our family’s life. I had to make the call to National Cremation Services to get the process started. My experience from the receptionist to Randy was exceptional, I was treated with the utmost respect and care. Randy took care of everything and even drove my brother's ashes to the cemetery which was to me above and beyond what I could ask for. Thank you, Randy and National Cremation Services!

Michelle
Riverside, CA

Randy is one of the most knowledgeable, professional, responsive and caring people I've ever met. During a very difficult time, he guided me and my family through the process with the utmost dignity and respect. From the moment I first contacted him, he was always available to answer my questions or to provide guidance and support. Day or night, weekend or holiday... he ALWAYS answered his phone. Thank you so much for taking such good care of my mom!

Scott D.
Riverside, CA

Randy, you are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for your patience and your care for my brother. You took even our smallest requests to heart and never made us feel like we were a bother or that our requests were a hassle. Our family are big believers in the Lord and truly believe you were sent to us in this horrible time because he knew you were just what we needed. You really have a gift and we will never forget you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this horrible time in our lives just a little... Read More

Randy, you are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for your patience and your care for my brother. You took even our smallest requests to heart and never made us feel like we were a bother or that our requests were a hassle. Our family are big believers in the Lord and truly believe you were sent to us in this horrible time because he knew you were just what we needed. You really have a gift and we will never forget you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this horrible time in our lives just a little bit easier.

Lauri M.
Georgetown, TX

Thank you, Randy You were here for me in my time of need. I couldn't have done it without you.

Lisa M.
Colton, CA

Randy and Latasha, I just wanted to again say thank you both for all the help you provided my family and the excellent handling of my father while he was in your care. You both made this difficult time in our lives as pleasant as it could possibly be. Your kindness and understanding clearly demonstrated how deeply you care about the work you do, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I'll be sure to leave a good word for you fine folks via Yelp or some other crazy newfangled inter-web site that the kids talk about these days.... Read More

Randy and Latasha, I just wanted to again say thank you both for all the help you provided my family and the excellent handling of my father while he was in your care.

You both made this difficult time in our lives as pleasant as it could possibly be. Your kindness and understanding clearly demonstrated how deeply you care about the work you do, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

I’ll be sure to leave a good word for you fine folks via Yelp or some other crazy newfangled inter-web site that the kids talk about these days.

All in all, I just wanted to take another moment to thank you on the behalf of both my father and the family he left behind.

Thank you Randy.

Sincerely,

Nicholas G.

Nicholas G.
Riverside, CA

Where do I begin? Can't say enough about how kind and professional and welcoming I felt dealing with Randy Holland at National cremation services preparing and handling my mother's wishes upon her passing. He made everything so easy for me and very fair prices. I would recommend them to anyone looking for this type of service.. thank you Randy you're the best! Peggy S.

Peggy S.
Riverside, CA

National Cremation Service Riverside took great care of all our families needs in the most dignified way. From our initial meeting Randy/Latasha were informative, expedient & thoroughly explained the entire process answering all questions that were raised, showing patience, kindness, empathy and respect for our loss. He explained all options for our loved one ..... I felt extremely comfortable after my initial meeting and throughout whole process.... They informed me every step of the way. The best part they're very open and honest about what you can expect from their products & services. I must say to anyone looking for... Read More

National Cremation Service Riverside took great care of all our families needs in the most dignified way. From our initial meeting Randy/Latasha were informative, expedient & thoroughly explained the entire process answering all questions that were raised, showing patience, kindness, empathy and respect for our loss. He explained all options for our loved one ….. I felt extremely comfortable after my initial meeting and throughout whole process…. They informed me every step of the way. The best part they’re very open and honest about what you can expect from their products & services. I must say to anyone looking for dignity and respect in all areas please call them first! It was an effortless and convenient way to handle the end of life experience.

Maria S.
Riverside, CA

At a time when you are greaving, you do not want someone to take advantage of you...Randy at National Cremation Service was kind but to the point. He told me my options but I didn't feel pressured into doing more than I needed to. The staff was very nice...I would recommend them 100%.

Brenda P.
Riverside, CA

Thank you so much, Randy! Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of your helpfulness and kindness during this difficult time. Thank you for making everything go so smoothly with my husband's cremation.

Stephanie E.
Riverside, CA

Recently Randy and his staff helped me with the loss of my Aunt. It was a very difficult situation for me and the Team there at National Cremation Service Riverside went ABOVE AND BEYOND to help me! Randy is a very kind Professional and I will tell everyone I know that this is who you go to!!! AMAZING!! I would give 500 stars if I could!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine R.
Chino, CA

I want to thank the team of Randy and Latasha from National Cremation Service. From the moment I called and Randy answered the phone he was sincere and kind. During that phone call, he helped me set up an appointment with him to take care of the details of my Husbands burial. The following day of our meeting, Randy reached out to me to make sure all my questions were answered and again reviewed the whole process with me to make sure if I wanted to make any changes. Great service and made me feel so comfortable, that I set... Read More

I want to thank the team of Randy and Latasha from National Cremation Service. From the moment I called and Randy answered the phone he was sincere and kind. During that phone call, he helped me set up an appointment with him to take care of the details of my Husbands burial. The following day of our meeting, Randy reached out to me to make sure all my questions were answered and again reviewed the whole process with me to make sure if I wanted to make any changes. Great service and made me feel so comfortable, that I set up my own cremation in the future at National Cremation Service. Thank you, Latasha and Randy.

Karen R.
San Francisco, CA

Randy helped me with all the details for my Uncle who passed and lived on the West coast, while I live on the East coast. He was patient, compassionate and professional through the whole process. It’s reassuring to know those details are in competent hands when you have so many other things to worry about. Thank you, Randy!

John O.
Riverside, CA

Randy, did a superb job of coordinating all aspects of the cremation process for my deceased brother. He was a pleasure to work with.

Tom K.
Riverside, CA

Great experience during a tough time. 99% of my interaction with Randy was over the phone and via email, despite being from Riverside I was an hour away and our phone conversations and emails made everything work smoothly. My Dad's services exceeded expectations and transparency and clear communication made me feel confident and comfortable with my course of action. My experience with Randy changed my perception of the industry!

George W.
Riverside, CA

It's been a few months since I lost my Dad but it still cuts like a knife to the heart, or like a punch in the stomach. Hard to deal with life lately but am looking forward to the 12 Steps of Peace resource. I am very appreciative of how Randy and his staff handled everything starts to finish with class, sensitivity, by being very informative in this awful experience. I cannot tell you how his expert handling of everything starts to finish provided comfort. Thank you so very much, Randy.

Terri B.
San Diego, CA

Randy was kind, compassionate, caring, and professional. I mostly appreciated Randy’s knowledge in his position and his compassion to the tragedy of our sudden loss. I truly appreciate how he was patient and walked us through each of our options and accommodated our every need. He was able to reach us on an interpersonal level and he did not make like we were just another family to sell to and really went above and beyond with exceptional service. Randy, Thank you so much for your time and compassion through this tough time for our family.

Kim J.
Riverside, CA

When there was an unexpected death in my family I had no idea where to start. Randy walked me the cremation process and was always understanding, kind, and available. His friendly and approachable attitude made this experience a little less frightening.

Brittany B.
Riverside, CA

I wanted to give praise in regards to the service provided to my family by the National Cremation Services to honor our dad with his final wishes. As families go through the process of grieving and making last arrangements for their loved one it good to know there are people like Mr. Randy Holland who will go above and beyond the call of duty to answer every question and try to accommodate every request. Thank you. Sincerely, Scott J.

Scott J.
Riverside, CA

Randy has been very informative and caring during my time of loss. I would recommend him to anyone. Sincerely, Eric B.

Eric B.
Riverside, CA

Thank you for all your help in our time of need.

John L.
Anaheim, CA

My experience at Randy's Funeral home was a really helpful experience for me. I have never been in that kind of situation before so it was very hard, but you helped me face it, by explaining me the process by detail almost every little detail of the process, which was hard before and later on I did understand and now got easier. Thanks, for your time Mr. Randy.

Joel D.
Ft. Irwin, CA

I want to thank Randy for the exceptional service he provided at a time that was so tough. Very caring, and provided me with a calm feeling at a very sad time. All the information I could have ever needed was provided and Randy's follow up was as expected, exceptional. I thank all at the Riverside National Cremation for their service. Patti O

Patt O.
Riverside, CA

Randy and Latasha, Thank you for all of your help processing everything for my dad! You made this very difficult time a whole lot easier!! We sincerely appreciate your compassion and patience. Have a blessed day! Dorothy T.

Sue D.
Riverside, CA

I recently experienced a tragedy in my life. My son, age 31, passed away unexpectedly. The good folks at the Riverside California National Cremation Services office were there to assist me. William Holland (Randy) and his associate, Latasha, were extraordinary. So kind, caring, and helpful. They guided me through the entire process with my son. I cannot thank them enough. They truly went above and beyond my expectations. Thanks to them I could rest easy knowing my son was in good hands. Thanks again, Jason

Jason R.
Riverside, CA

So my name is Zena and we had two deaths in the family within an 11 day period, of two brothers, Which was very overwhelming I personally want to thank National Cremation Service for the peace of mind they gave me I am especially talking about Randy who in his profession as well as sympathy helped me unravel everything I went in there with my mind all over everywhere gave me a piece of mind helped me set everything up, I Truly left there what a peace of mind, Thank you, Randy.

Zena A.
LAKE MATHEWS, CA

Wanted to let others know that this company has done a superb job fulfilling a need that most people feel is unpleasant. The manager Randy was exceptional at his job. It takes a special individual to meet the needs of the public under stressful circumstances. Yes, I would recommend this cremation service to anyone who is looking. Thanks Again, Joy

Joy N.
Colton, CA

For me having to visit this place during such a sad, gut-wrenching time I was nervous about how to go through this sad situation after losing my husband. Mr. Holland greeted me warmly and led me into his office where he was professional yet caring as he knew the enormity of the situation. He made the process go easily as he conducted business yet kept the conversation as light and cheerful as possible. I really appreciated that. Once my husband was cremated, Mr. Holland called me to set up a time to come and pick him up at his office.... Read More

For me having to visit this place during such a sad, gut-wrenching time I was nervous about how to go through this sad situation after losing my husband. Mr. Holland greeted me warmly and led me into his office where he was professional yet caring as he knew the enormity of the situation. He made the process go easily as he conducted business yet kept the conversation as light and cheerful as possible. I really appreciated that. Once my husband was cremated, Mr. Holland called me to set up a time to come and pick him up at his office. Kindly he offered to deliver my husband’s ashes to me as he knew it would have been hard for me to return to his office and he had other business close to my home. His professionalism along with his caring manner really was compassionate and went above and beyond any expectations, I had and really make for a place you know you can go and be treated with kindness and caring when you are going through one of the most difficult times of your life. Thank you, Mr. Holland.

Gina P.
North Redlands, Redlands, CA

Wanted to thank the gentleman I spoke to on the phone this morning to track down the ashes of a loved one. I found him and hopefully will place his ashes somewhere respectfully with the rest of our family. So grateful again

Ashley A.
Yorba Linda, CA

I received a call from Randy right away which helped me to understand what I needed to do next. When I met with him to finalize my mother's arrangements, he had everything completed and in order. The signing and completion of the details were quick and easy. Randy was helpful in answering all my questions, and he was knowledgeable and offered to help with any other resources I might need.

Fran N.
San Francisco, CA

Randy, from the day my daughter died you have been exceptional as well as compassionate in handling the necessary steps to take her from the coroner's care to the day her ashes were taken to her final resting place.

Dian S.
Riverside, CA

William Holland helped prepare my dads cremation. He was very warm and welcoming and I appreciate all his work to make sure everything went well.

Steven S.
Riverside, CA

The excellence of this organization and the kindness and efficiency they demonstrated made the most unbearable situation a blessing. Randy was stellar in handling the details for my husband. His recommendations were perfect and he understood our desires. Thank you to National Cremation Services. Your support was a blessing for my entire family.

Shelley H.
Riverside, CA

When my dad recently passed, I was sure glad we were referred here by my brother-in-law. At first, I was skeptical not knowing what to expect but I knew I had to get ahead of it as my mom was obviously focusing on a plethora of other things. When I first spoke to William, AKA Randy over the phone, I was quickly overcome by his empathy. Randy is certainly a pro. His empathetic approach told me I was in the right place and our interests were his interests. Randy took my pertinent information and made arrangements to see my mom... Read More

When my dad recently passed, I was sure glad we were referred here by my brother-in-law. At first, I was skeptical not knowing what to expect but I knew I had to get ahead of it as my mom was obviously focusing on a plethora of other things. When I first spoke to William, AKA Randy over the phone, I was quickly overcome by his empathy. Randy is certainly a pro. His empathetic approach told me I was in the right place and our interests were his interests.

Randy took my pertinent information and made arrangements to see my mom and I a few days later. Working with him sure turned out to be pleasant as we had to change the appt time because we were running late. Randy worked with us and even rearranged his own schedule to accommodate us. When we entered his office, we were made to feel comfortable by his offerings of coffee and water as we settled in. Randy proceeded to explain the entire cremation process from start to finish. We had so many questions and easily went over our time slot but was never made to feel rushed. I feel like Randy had a checklist in his head of things he wanted to make sure we were aware of and also took the time to make sure we had the answers to things we didn’t think of. This included the Death Certificates. Randy took care of that too.

Our experience was a very positive one at a not so great time. I believe working with Randy provided a level of comfort we needed at a difficult time.

Thank you, Randy and the team at National Cremation Services!

Fred V.

Fred V.
Orange County, CA

Randy William Holland from National Cremation Services in Riverside, California was a comforting and very informative man. He called me back immediately when I called very late as my dad was passing. He guided me and helped me thru a difficult time. When we went to his office he walked us thru the paperwork and answered all the questions we had. I would highly recommend his services. Thank you, Janie M.

Janie M.
Riverside, CA

After receiving notice that my mom had passed, I found National Cremation Services' information from a family member who used their services 11 years ago with my Grandma. Speaking to Latasha, who has such a pleasant, soft voice was incredibly comforting and I am so thankful I got to speak to her rather than the cold answering service. Once I was able to meet with Mr. Holland officially, my nerves were calmed and I felt like I was dealing with a dear friend. The way that he and Latasha do business is unprecedented and turned what could have been an... Read More

After receiving notice that my mom had passed, I found National Cremation Services’ information from a family member who used their services 11 years ago with my Grandma. Speaking to Latasha, who has such a pleasant, soft voice was incredibly comforting and I am so thankful I got to speak to her rather than the cold answering service. Once I was able to meet with Mr. Holland officially, my nerves were calmed and I felt like I was dealing with a dear friend. The way that he and Latasha do business is unprecedented and turned what could have been an awful experience, into a bearable and at times very warm and pleasant one. Thank you to both Randy & Latasha for the genuine love and care that you exude to your clients. It does not go unnoticed and I am incredibly grateful for that care during this difficult time. 10 stars !!!

Christina B.
Newport Beach, CA

People grieve in different ways, all the way from somber grief to celebration of the life of a loved one. Randy seems to understand that and picks up just how the grieving party is handling it. I was quite impressed with his ability to handle the process with sensitivity and yet some level of humor. It reminded me a little of the Mary Poppins song about a spoon full of sugar helps to make the medicine go down. He made the process a lot easier for those of us left behind.

Larry M.
Riverside, CA

My Father passed on New Year Eve 2018, I was worried about finding a provider for my Father's arrangements. The first search online resulted in finding National Cremation Service of Riverside at the top of the list. After a phone call with Director Randy, I realized there was no other place we wanted to go to. The conversation was not only a very positive and informative one, but Randy made me feel so reassured and supported despite the fact that I had not told him we'd made a decision to go with him for services. The whole process has been... Read More

My Father passed on New Year Eve 2018, I was worried about finding a provider for my Father’s arrangements. The first search online resulted in finding National Cremation Service of Riverside at the top of the list. After a phone call with Director Randy, I realized there was no other place we wanted to go to. The conversation was not only a very positive and informative one, but Randy made me feel so reassured and supported despite the fact that I had not told him we’d made a decision to go with him for services. The whole process has been a positive experience despite our grieving the loss of my Father. We were kept informed every step of the way. We are beyond satisfied with the service and care Randy and everyone at National Cremation Service in Riverside.

Marsia R.
Riverside, CA

This is hard to write because I'm still grieving the loss of my Mom. She had passed on December 5th, 2018. My mom had no arrangements planned. We only knew she wanted to be cremated. I live 16hrs from her and my brother is in the army, in Kuwait right now. I was completely lost and didn't know what to do or where to even start. I was giving the number to contact Randy. Randy expressed his sincere condolences and walked me through the process. He was there every step of the way and didn't always just talk about my... Read More

This is hard to write because I’m still grieving the loss of my Mom. She had passed on December 5th, 2018. My mom had no arrangements planned. We only knew she wanted to be cremated. I live 16hrs from her and my brother is in the army, in Kuwait right now. I was completely lost and didn’t know what to do or where to even start. I was giving the number to contact Randy. Randy expressed his sincere condolences and walked me through the process. He was there every step of the way and didn’t always just talk about my mom. We would talk about other things, which was comforting. He wasn’t that creepy funeral director that only talked about death, which was nice. He would check up on me and see how I was doing if he didn’t hear from me for a couple of days. My life was complete upside down and talking to him would make everything feel better as much as it could. He is just the regular down to earth guy that really enjoys helping families in their most difficult time, as well as his community. I defiantly recommend Randy to any family going through the loss of a loved one. Thank you, Randy, for being there every step of the way for me, my brother, and sister in law.

Jennifer B.
Crescent City, CA

Randy and his team provided out family very professional and solemn service in our time of need. We would highly recommend NCS when the unfortunate need arises.

Morris A.
Riverside, CA

Randy, Thank you for your help.

Mary O.
Riverside, CA

I would like to personally thank William Randy Holland for taking such good care of the details needed to be completed for my husband's cremation. He handled each detail with care and compassion and I really appreciate his efficiency and kindness. Thank you, Randy!

Barbara S.
Riverside, CA

When there is the loss of a loved one. It is always a stressful time. With the help and direction given by Randy, it made everything so easy. Everything was explained in easy terms that made it understandable. I would recommend the service and Randy to anyone. Thanks, Randy.

Stanley T.
Riverside, CA

Randy is such a huge help and even going the extra mile to make it easier on us during such a grievous time. As a family, we were so impressed and relieved from the stress and pressure in handling such matters that we view him and his staff as a blessing and an answer from our prayers.

Mary H.
Carpinteria, CA

During this difficult and stressful time, Randy was truly a blessing. He took his time to make sure I was comfortable with the arrangements. Though the original arrangements were in PA, Randy confirmed it the CA laws so that we would get the commendations my father requested. Thank you for your service, Randy.

Darryl W.
San Francisco, CA

In a very difficult and emotional time of my life, Randy was both professional and compassionate. He accommodated me by meeting on Saturday when their office is normally closed. He was also careful to explain everything to me in detail and making sure I understood the policy and procedure. One of the things I appreciated most was his transparency and honesty. He did not try to take advantage of my emotional state and up-sell me things I really did not need. He let me know that it could take between 10 to 15 days for the cremation and the spreading... Read More

In a very difficult and emotional time of my life, Randy was both professional and compassionate. He accommodated me by meeting on Saturday when their office is normally closed. He was also careful to explain everything to me in detail and making sure I understood the policy and procedure. One of the things I appreciated most was his transparency and honesty. He did not try to take advantage of my emotional state and up-sell me things I really did not need. He let me know that it could take between 10 to 15 days for the cremation and the spreading the ashes at sea to be completed, after which we would receive the certificate indicating when the ashes were spread. He handled the paperwork with the Social Security office and was available for anything else I needed. At what is an extremely stressful time for most people, Randy was truly a Godsend.

Donald W.
Los Angeles, CA

Having to call here was the worst day of my life but I am thankful that I found this place. Randy was an angel!! My Dad and I were very thankful for everything he had done for my Mom. Randy went above and beyond for us and was just amazing. I want to thank Randy from the bottom of my broken heart, THANK YOU!!! I would recommend this place, they are kind, gentle, and caring people. Valerie H.

Valerie H.
Fort Mohave, AZ

We are so thankful to Randy for helping us with this process. He took care of everything and we are forever grateful.

Erica N.
Corona, CA

Randy, thank you for the kind heartfelt service you provide to us. This is certainly not something we think about during the everyday course of our lives, but we are very grateful that when we did need to, you were there. The service you provide is spot on and helped make a difficult time much less complicated. Thank You, Sincerely Mike and Connie

Mike G.
San Francisco, CA

As I went through the toughest days, after losing my Dad, Randy was sincerely helpful and helped me put my mind at ease with this difficult process. I was very fortunate that He was the one handling my father.

Bill J.
Newport Beach, CA

Randy at National Cremation Service was professional, helpful and kind. Our Aunt passed away in Riverside. Randy supported us through the cremation process as we are located on the east coast. It was very comforting to know Randy was taking good care of our aunt when we could not be present. Thank you.

Laureen C.
Fitchburg, MA

On the evening of November fourth my Father, mentor and best friend passed away. Currently, I am stationed overseas. I went home to see my Dad in September where we discussed his wishes for when the time came. Randy and his team at National Cremation did more than just fulfill them. Even being thousands of miles away, Randy made me feel as if I were there right beside him, my Mother and Sister throughout the entire process in fulfilling my Dad's wishes. Omy and Damian were the two gentlemen who came out to pick up my Dad when they saw... Read More

On the evening of November fourth my Father, mentor and best friend passed away. Currently, I am stationed overseas. I went home to see my Dad in September where we discussed his wishes for when the time came. Randy and his team at National Cremation did more than just fulfill them. Even being thousands of miles away, Randy made me feel as if I were there right beside him, my Mother and Sister throughout the entire process in fulfilling my Dad’s wishes. Omy and Damian were the two gentlemen who came out to pick up my Dad when they saw the Flag draped over him that my Sister and Aunt placed on his body, they played Taps out of respect for the Man they came to take.

Words alone cannot express the overwhelming gratitude and appreciation that my family and I have for Randy and his Team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making an extremely difficult time go as smoothly as it could. May the Lord bless you and everyone at National Creation.

Gena P.
Moreno Valley, CA

Thank you, Randy, for your compassion during this very difficult time in our lives. It will not be forgotten.

Rick & Mary G.
Riverside, CA

Randy, Thank you very much for all you've done in assisting my family and honoring my Father. I appreciate the kind words and the support, you made an extremely difficult time go as smoothly as possible. I thank you and your team for the respect and compassion that has been shown to my family. You all exceeded our expectations from the first night, all the way til now. I immensely respect and appreciate all you have done. God bless you and your team. Very Respectfully,

Presley L.
Riverside, CA

My contact with this Business has been one of the best experiment in my life in a time of grief. National Cremation Service and Randy Holland guided me through some tough times in a world I knew nothing about. this company is top of the best in every way. Without Randy and his guidance, I would have been totally lost. Thanks to Randy I made it and things have worked out great. Thanks again, Randy.

Thomas W.
Fort Thomas, AZ

My family recently had the shocking and sorrowful task of making funeral arrangements for my brother. We chose cremation. By good luck, I spoke with Randy Holland at National Cremation Service in Riverside who assisted me in the process. He was very kind, considerate, knowledgeable and a genuine pleasure to work with. Anyone who works with him should consider themselves very fortunate.

Regine W.
Los Angeles, CA

This isn't an easy review to write nor one that I want to spend much time on given the circumstances and my feelings about it (still quite raw), but the funeral director, Randy, asked us several times to review him, so here it is. Plus, if it helps someone else during a tough time to be able to know what the expect, it's worth it, so I hope this review helps someone else. My mom passed away about 2 weeks ago. We knew it was coming and wanted to make arrangements ahead of time to ease the process, so I... Read More

This isn’t an easy review to write nor one that I want to spend much time on given the circumstances and my feelings about it (still quite raw), but the funeral director, Randy, asked us several times to review him, so here it is. Plus, if it helps someone else during a tough time to be able to know what the expect, it’s worth it, so I hope this review helps someone else.

My mom passed away about 2 weeks ago. We knew it was coming and wanted to make arrangements ahead of time to ease the process, so I filled out an online request form for information and the next day I received a phone call from the pre-arrangement gentleman offering to come out and meet me at a location of my choice to make the arrangements. It was a simple process, despite the load of paperwork, and he was very helpful with a good demeanor. At the end of that meeting, he gave me some cards to give hospice care so that when my mom did pass, it was one phone call to them and it would be taken care of. The cost of everything was about $1800.

The next day, I discovered that my mom had passed. I called the number on the card and they said they’d be out there within 1-2 hours for the body and that someone would call me the next morning to make the additional arrangements. I actually received a phone call later that afternoon from the funeral director, Randy, offering his condolences and inquiring as to what would be a good time for him to either call or set up an appointment the next day. We gave him a time for the next day and met him there.

Again, the process was as simple as something like that can be. We were obviously not in a good place and made some mistakes with permit information, but Randy was very patient and continued to re-do the paperwork until we got it correct. He let us know that the cremation would most likely be 5-14 days away and that the death certificates could be additional time. He would call us when it was time to pick up the ashes.

About 10 days later I received a call from Randy letting me know the remains were ready to pick up. I asked to pick them up that weekend and he said although they were closed Sat-Sun, he would be willing to meet me there Saturday morning if that worked best for me which it did. We met Sat. morning, signed the last few papers and were on our way. He also had received the death certificates by that time which was, convenient, for lack of a better word.

There’s no good reason to go somewhere like NCS. No matter what, it’s a bad situation, but I felt comfortable with the service they provided me, and given the terrible circumstances, I would most likely use their services again. I felt Randy and his staff do the best they can in these situations and it’s definitely not a job I could ever do. I was happy with the service given a terrible situation. I would recommend them if asked.

Katie W.
Corona, CA

My fathers passing was very unexpected as we were not prepared with arrangements and I was totally lost as to what to do. However, Korrey was extremely sympathetic and compassionate and helpful. She made herself available to me and call me back right away whenever I had any needs. This was my first experience with your company and I can say I will recommend you to others and keep you in mind in the future.

Nicole R
Moreno Valley, CA

Nice facility and best services. Customer service was awesome, respective staff members. The Manager Korrey Personett is very responsible and having an outstanding personality !!

Sam V.
Riverside, CA

They handled both of my parents and my family and I were very happy. The woman who handled it was Korrey ** and she was amazing! She made the whole thing very easy and non-stressful. I so very much appreciate all her help and kindness.

Debra P.
Corona, CA

Having a loved one die is a big stress. Elaine at National Cremation Service was very supportive. She was always on target, helping us with memorial cards, going through the cremation process and urns. We even had time to view him before the cremation process. I highly recommend Elaine at National Cremation Service.

Cynthia B.
Corona, CA

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my in-laws and myself for all of your assistance and kindness during this difficult time. From the time we met you, you showed us warmth and concern and that means a lot to me. Above all else, I thank you for your presence; it’s the greatest gift that can be given to another person. Your kindness and professionalism throughout this process has been greatly appreciated.

H. Soliz & Family
Riverside, CA



Clearwater, FL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

Matthew Brown was wonderful and helped us with everything we needed to have my mom taken care of. All the staff was professional and friendly.

Barbara D.
Clearwater, FL

I arrived at the Sarasota office the morning after my sister had passed away to be with Jesus just minutes after opening without an appointment. I was introduced to Barbara within minutes of my arrival. She took me to her office, answered all my questions and began work on all the necessary paperwork after arranging to pick up my sister from the hospital. Service was great with no pressure to upgrade. Thanks to all.

Duane M.
Clearwater, FL

Thank you Brendan, for a truly wonderful experience helping with the passing of our mother. The care, ease,and attention to detail do make a difficult time in our lives much better than I could imagine. A very gracious end to our mother's life. Once again, thank you for all you have done.

Steve G.
Seminole, FL

The whole staff at National cremation were kind and very friendly, in a very sad time in our family. I like specially thank Dena for going above and beyond for our family.

John P.
Clearwater, FL

This is the second time I’ve dealt with the staff at National Cremation Society in a year. On March 24, 2018, my husband of over 53 years passed and Matthew was the director who helped me and my daughter. On April 7, 2019, my mom passed. Dena was the director who has helped me this time. Both were very compassionate in helping me deal with a very sad time in my life. Dena has been especially helpful since having two very special people pass in such a short period of time has left me almost inconsolable in my grief. She... Read More

This is the second time I’ve dealt with the staff at National Cremation Society in a year. On March 24, 2018, my husband of over 53 years passed and Matthew was the director who helped me and my daughter. On April 7, 2019, my mom passed. Dena was the director who has helped me this time. Both were very compassionate in helping me deal with a very sad time in my life. Dena has been especially helpful since having two very special people pass in such a short period of time has left me almost inconsolable in my grief. She was very understanding of my tearful utterings as she leads me through the process for my second time. She was concerned with how I was doing and making sure I had seen my grief counselor. I thank them both for being there for me as I dealt with the process that needed to be done.

Judy M.
Clearwater, FL

It is an honor for me to write to you about my recent loss of my husband and my experience with Brendan ** of the National Cremation Society in Clearwater, FL. Mr. ** helped get me through what was a terrible time in my life. He was professional, knowledgeable and attended to every detail imaginable. He provided direction and relieved me of the anxiety that comes with arranging for a proper funeral. He is the best and I will recommend him and this facility to friends and family. Thank you Mr. ** - I deeply appreciate all you did for... Read More

It is an honor for me to write to you about my recent loss of my husband and my experience with Brendan ** of the National Cremation Society in Clearwater, FL. Mr. ** helped get me through what was a terrible time in my life. He was professional, knowledgeable and attended to every detail imaginable. He provided direction and relieved me of the anxiety that comes with arranging for a proper funeral. He is the best and I will recommend him and this facility to friends and family. Thank you Mr. ** – I deeply appreciate all you did for me – it will not be forgotten.

Alice G.
Clearwater, FL

Many thanks to Brendan and his associates in the Clearwater office. My husband passed away on an air ambulance that landed in Clearwater. The family decided to have him cremated, so I contacted National Cremation in the Clearwater office. Brendan was exceptionally helpful in explaining the cremation process and making arrangements, including coordinating with the air ambulance provider that covered some of the expenses. At a very difficult time, National Cremation made things as easy as possible. I highly recommend them.

Pam D.
Clearwater, FL

I recently had a loved one pass and National was professional, compassionate, caring and efficient. The employees we dealt with were so nice and accommodating. Their concern was always to take care of our loved one with dignity and see that we were comfortable with the process. We would recommend them to anyone.

Linda A.
Clearwater, FL

Thank you, Dena Manis and team, You all were kind and professional. Took a lot of burdens away and showed up on time or early for appts. Thank you! Dina G

Dina G.
Saint Petersburg, FL

There aren't enough words to express how wonderful you were, Lisa and staff. I can't thank you enough for the kindness and love shown to us in the loss of my mother. Your guidance and compassion helped us immensely. We will always remember what a blessing you were to us at such a difficult time.

Marilyn G.
Kearny, NJ

There aren’t enough words to express how wonderful you were, Lisa and staff. I can’t thank you enough for the kindness and love shown to us in the loss of my mother. Your guidance and compassion helped us immensely. We will always remember what a blessing you were to us at such a difficult time.

Marilyn T.
Clearwater, FL

Dena your kindness through this difficult time has meant so much to me. I hope everyone you work with understands what a special person you are. Thank you for being there. I could not have made it without you.

Vickie G.
Clearwater, FL

I used National Cremation & Burial Society for my husband's last wishes. They responded in a timely manner, and they treated the body with dignity and made it easy for the staff to complete the process. It impressed me that they always brought flowers to place on the stretcher for the resident. It was a nice little touch. Their reps were very professional. The person that I dealt with was Lisa. She answered all my questions and made it very easy for me at the time. Subsequently, I prepaid my arrangements, my mother's and my sister's. We've used them for... Read More

I used National Cremation & Burial Society for my husband’s last wishes. They responded in a timely manner, and they treated the body with dignity and made it easy for the staff to complete the process. It impressed me that they always brought flowers to place on the stretcher for the resident. It was a nice little touch. Their reps were very professional. The person that I dealt with was Lisa. She answered all my questions and made it very easy for me at the time. Subsequently, I prepaid my arrangements, my mother’s and my sister’s. We’ve used them for my mother, and we were very happy with how much support the staff gave us. I’ve told several friends that National Cremation was a good organization.

Alice-Marie K.
St. Petersburg, FL

The Clearwater center and especially Lisa Lustig is an outstanding group of company representatives who assisted us through this difficult process. Lisa followed up several times to coordinate the burial of both of our Aunts at the VA Bay Pines and we appreciate that high level of thoroughness. I would highly recommend National Cremation Services in Clearwater, Florida to everyone.

Robert S.
Clearwater, FL

Sadly I have lost many loved ones over the years. The experience with National was the very best. The respectfulness, kindness, and professionalism were beyond my expectations. Lisa worked with me and she was so wonderful and made sure each and every detail was complete. When you say goodbye to a loved one working with someone who shows that kind of respect this operation did make life a little easier in those most difficult days.

Marcia L.
Clearwater, FL

My Sister passed on Friday, November 16th. I primarily dealt with Lisa., the Funeral Director. She was very compassionate and went the extra mile towards me and helping me through this situation, for that I truly appreciate all her efforts to finally get the results. She does an exceptional job and remains on top of any situation. Lisa, I thank you for all your time and cooperation.

Rebecca
Clearwater, Fl

Lisa and her team are absolutely amazing! My grandfather recently passed and none of his affairs were in order. My mother and I finalized all of the funeral arrangements via phone and email from Colorado. Lisa walked us through every step with patience, kindness, and compassion. She assisted us in organizing all of the military honors for his service and she took great pride in making sure every detail was perfect! These are such difficult decisions at a terribly sad time and Lisa and her team made the entire experience much less painful. I highly recommend their expertise!

Ivy M.
Clearwater, FL

Used NCS in 2011 when my husband passed. Lisa Lustig guided me thru with compassion, understanding,& support. Because of this experience, my family prepaid our Mother, then decided to do our own plans. This included travel detail for death away from home. This month we returned following Mother's death, and Lisa again was invaluable in guiding this emotional time.

Alice-Marie K.
Seminole, FL

NCS was chosen by my father roughly 20 years ago to handle his needs. I have to say he made the right choice. The whole group was most helpful and understanding of our family when he passed. Every one of our questions was answered promptly. Most of them were anticipated. I would also like to thank Lisa Lustig personally for her help and friendship. She is an outstanding representative of NCS. Thank you all for your unsurpassed care.

William S.
Clearwater, FL

Handled everything from picking up my deceased mother to the cremation and urn. Will definitely do this for my children.

SCOTT E.
CLEARWATER, FL

My mother had set up all the arrangements with National Cremation before she passed away. We dealt with Lisa and she was very good, professional, kind and understanding. She made it quick and easy for us so there were no uncomfortable moments which I was really appreciative of. National Cremation is definitely the way to go and is a much better way of handling affairs like that.

Luci W.
Clearwater, FL

I and my family were very pleased with the care of the transporting of his body from our home to their facility. When we visited them in their office, we were treated with respect by Brenden and not made to feel like we needed to buy an urn or other products. I have recommended them to our friends and other family members. Thank you.

Florajane L.
Clearwater, FL

After my mother died I met with Lisa in Clearwater. She was warm, very professional, sympathetic and handled everything so well we knew mom had picked the perfect ending. Lisa was there to answer our questions and to make the arrangements easy to understand. A true asset to National Cremation. We plan to make our arrangements in the near future. Thank you for your kindness

Luci W.
Clearwater, FL

I am so glad we pre-planned our cremation with this company. The payment plan was convenient and no pressure sales representative. My husband passed in June 2018 and I didn't have the worries and stress about what to do next. It was so nice to have it all taken care of at a time of stress.

Burnece S.
Clearwater, FL

My mother signed up with National Cremation & Burial Society about 30 years ago. It was awesome because it saved us all kinds of money. It was predetermined, so we knew exactly what to do during a really difficult time. I couldn’t be happier with it. The people there were all extremely professional and compassionate. They were very easy to deal with.

Nadina P.
Gainesville, FL

We liked the individual that gave the presentation about National Cremation at a seminar here in Venice. The interaction I had with their team was terrific. Every time they called us, they were very informational. They were very nice and tried their best to ease our pain. When our son died, we’ve already preplanned here in Venice but he was not here in Venice. He lived up in Pinellas County, and the folks at National Cremation couldn’t help us down here so they put us in touch with the individual that takes care of Pinellas County. We appreciated that they... Read More

We liked the individual that gave the presentation about National Cremation at a seminar here in Venice. The interaction I had with their team was terrific. Every time they called us, they were very informational. They were very nice and tried their best to ease our pain. When our son died, we’ve already preplanned here in Venice but he was not here in Venice. He lived up in Pinellas County, and the folks at National Cremation couldn’t help us down here so they put us in touch with the individual that takes care of Pinellas County. We appreciated that they helped us get through this. We would certainly give their number to a friend that might ask us about National Cremation and tell them how very courteous they were.

Kitty S.
North Port, FL

After our son passed away last month (July 2018) my wife & I contacted Dena Manis at Clearwater, Fl. for cremation services. Ms' Manis was very professional and caring and greatly assisted us during the most traumatic time of our lives. She is thorough and compassionate and she explained in detail our options and the entire procedures that would be followed. She did not try to oversell the services or options and she made the process a lot easier than it could have been. At a very difficult time for us, she was the one who understood and explained the... Read More

After our son passed away last month (July 2018) my wife & I contacted Dena Manis at Clearwater, Fl. for cremation services. Ms’ Manis was very professional and caring and greatly assisted us during the most traumatic time of our lives. She is thorough and compassionate and she explained in detail our options and the entire procedures that would be followed. She did not try to oversell the services or options and she made the process a lot easier than it could have been. At a very difficult time for us, she was the one who understood and explained the process to us in a very compassionate manner.

Thank you, Dena Manis.

Richard S.
Venice, FL

My mother did a setup with National Cremation and she did like the way that she could set up her final wishes ahead of time and make the process a little bit easier for me. I’m very appreciative of their services and it really helped our family. Everybody in Largo, on East Bay, was extremely wonderful and compassionate during that really horrible time. Dina was our main guide and she was extremely professional but very compassionate, and the front desk person was wonderful when calling to schedule claim and some things like that during a very bad day. It was... Read More

My mother did a setup with National Cremation and she did like the way that she could set up her final wishes ahead of time and make the process a little bit easier for me. I’m very appreciative of their services and it really helped our family. Everybody in Largo, on East Bay, was extremely wonderful and compassionate during that really horrible time. Dina was our main guide and she was extremely professional but very compassionate, and the front desk person was wonderful when calling to schedule claim and some things like that during a very bad day. It was nice to not make a million decisions on a day when your brain is not functioning normally. It was very nice.

Melissa G.
St. Petersburg, FL

I would personally like to thank Brendan Barry for his professionalism and compassion during a very difficult time. My parents purchased their cremation "package" several decades ago and I was somewhat expecting to be waved off when my mother passed because of the pre-payment at the much lesser rates. That did not happen! I was treated with concern, respect, and professionalism. My concerns and needs were addressed and I was made to feel that my business was just as appreciated as any current client. If I ever had doubts about cremation, I now believe that this is worth considering and... Read More

I would personally like to thank Brendan Barry for his professionalism and compassion during a very difficult time. My parents purchased their cremation "package" several decades ago and I was somewhat expecting to be waved off when my mother passed because of the pre-payment at the much lesser rates. That did not happen! I was treated with concern, respect, and professionalism. My concerns and needs were addressed and I was made to feel that my business was just as appreciated as any current client. If I ever had doubts about cremation, I now believe that this is worth considering and would not hesitate to recommend the Clearwater staff and location which is very accessible and convenient.

Nadina G.
Clearwater, FL

My dad passed in 2001 and my mom and I elected to call National Cremation to handle his cremation. Within weeks mom prearranged her cremation. Nobody gets out alive, as they say, and in June we had to call National to take care of her needs. The wife and I will be making our arrangements soon and will be calling on National to help make those decisions. Thanks to Brendan for making us comfortable when signing the papers for my mother's cremation and all the associated paperwork in dealing with the Bay Pines National Cemetery and the S.S. etc.

Steve T.
Saint Petersburg, FL

Extremely courteous and timely. Helped take care of lots of loose ends we didn't know we had. Highly recommend!

James J.
Clearwater, FL

It is such a comfort to have this part of our estate planning done. It is a relief for our children do not have to think about this when the time comes that it is needed. Your sales representative was polite and respectful in all ways. There was no pressure to purchase although it was made clear that doing at the time of his presentation was desirable.

Georgiene A.
Palm Harbor, FL

When dealing with a family member's death, the last thing you want to deal with is difficult decisions. However, the National Cremation Society was extremely kind, helpful, calm and compassionate. Dena was professional and wonderful and helped guide me through the process. I would highly suggest using their services. It is a kindness to your family members to leave them in the very capable hands of the NCS.

Melissa G.
Clearwater, FL

All the staff at National cremation were kind, compassionate and helpful. Able to answer all my questions during a difficult time and even able to assist with the purchase of prepaid cremation for the spouse. Dena handled all needs and followed up with every detail. Prices for additional items were better than able to find elsewhere. Have dealt with this location on many occasions and would recommend them to anyone needing this service.

Cynthia E.
Clearwater, FL

Thank you so much, Brendan, for your gentle warmth and caring in the most difficult moment of my life. You eased the emotions of my whole family. We are sincerely grateful for your kindness.

Mary M.
Clearwater, FL

The staff was very cordial and helpful at a time in our family's life.

Barbara J.
Clearwater, FL

I was very pleased with the recent purchase of my cremation services! It is comforting knowing that all my family has to do with my death is make one phone call and everything is taken care of, to include the expenses involved!

Mitch R.
Clearwater, FL

My parent had a contract with National Cremation and we use those contract. I was very pleased with Lisa. She was very empathetic, very professional, and thorough in her job. I like the convenience of the preplanned service. It also saved some money in the long run. I would certainly recommend National Cremation to anybody. The facility in Largo, Florida could use some updating and some thorough cleaning, which I told the director that I worked with. It was not as clean as I would have liked. It was pleasant, but a little on the shabby side.

Nancy M.
Largo, FL

Top notch. Took care of everything perfectly.

John N.
Clearwater, FL

I met with Dena Manis to arrange for the cremation of my brother. She was very compassionate and professional and answered all of my questions. My particular situation left me very little time and Dena was able to complete everything in a very timely manner. Dena is an excellent representative for this office and I would highly recommend it.

Susan M.
Clearwater, FL

I am most grateful for the kind and compassionate support offered to me when planning my parents funeral. Lisa Lustig was most accommodating, and considerate, carefully explaining each step of the process, assisting me with difficult decisions and explaining each aspect of the planning process in clear, professional terms. She was thorough with each detail of planning. It was a pleasure to work with her. She followed up each step and order to assure me that this emotionally difficult day would go smoothly and be the tribute to my parents which my family desired. I will not hesitate to recommend... Read More

I am most grateful for the kind and compassionate support offered to me when planning my parents funeral. Lisa Lustig was most accommodating, and considerate, carefully explaining each step of the process, assisting me with difficult decisions and explaining each aspect of the planning process in clear, professional terms. She was thorough with each detail of planning. It was a pleasure to work with her. She followed up each step and order to assure me that this emotionally difficult day would go smoothly and be the tribute to my parents which my family desired. I will not hesitate to recommend her and her services to friends.

Nancy Mc.
Clearwater, FL

I was the caregiver for a longtime elderly friend who had prepaid her cremation long ago. When I met with Matthew Brown to complete paperwork on her behalf, he was kind and caring and helped me organize a burial for her in the National Cemetery at Bay Pines. She was buried with full military honors as befits a World War II veteran. I have already made several recommendations to friends and will continue to do so whenever asked. I am grateful for their service.

Kay T.
Clearwater, FL

Very satisfied with the service and care expressed during the entire process. Thank you.

Paul K.
Clearwater, FL

Excellent professional and caring showed by Robin Fisher and Miranda. I felt very special by Robin and Miranda during the process taking place after the passing of my mother. They are wonderful and I highly recommend National Cremation to everyone. Explained all paperwork involved and answered all questions. Very caring cannot thank them enough.

Rose T.
San Francisco, CA

I want to thank Lisa so very much for all her help.....She is so knowledgeable and gave us great information and she was not pushing anything at us........She guided us and went out of her way to make sure all went well........Also, I think it was Robin that opted to stay late and wait for us to get there for my brothers' ashes as we needed them that day and we so appreciate that....I would recommend National Cremation very highly.........Again.......Thank You for all your patience and help............

C. VonEitzen
Clearwater, Fl.

I cannot thank Lisa Lustig enough for the warmth and care she gave me and my husband as we were taking care of my mother's arrangements last month. She gave every detail her full attention but her sincerity of concern for our loss really made such a difference and her genuine care in her conversation with us was so pleasant, so appreciated her personal touch. She didn't treat us like a business deal but spent a lot of time with us. The Cremation Society had my mother's cremains and death certificates ready before expected which tremendously helped with the details... Read More

I cannot thank Lisa Lustig enough for the warmth and care she gave me and my husband as we were taking care of my mother’s arrangements last month. She gave every detail her full attention but her sincerity of concern for our loss really made such a difference and her genuine care in her conversation with us was so pleasant, so appreciated her personal touch. She didn’t treat us like a business deal but spent a lot of time with us. The Cremation Society had my mother’s cremains and death certificates ready before expected which tremendously helped with the details we needed to accomplish since we are from out of town and time was at a premium. I cannot recommend Lisa or the integrity of the National Cremation Society enough.

Bonnie B.
Clearwater, Fl

My Mom purchased a pre paid cremation in 1988. At the time of her death, we made a phone call to National Cremation and within an hour they came to pick her up. It was done with respect, and caring for my husband and myself during this sad time. My mom was a champ and lived her life to the fullest. The funeral director Lisa Lutzig was very caring and the process to carry out my mom’s wishes were done with the upmost professionalism she made us feel comfortable and she took her time to make sure we understood the... Read More

My Mom purchased a pre paid cremation in 1988. At the time of her death, we made a phone call to National Cremation and within an hour they came to pick her up. It was done with respect, and caring for my husband and myself during this sad time. My mom was a champ and lived her life to the fullest. The funeral director Lisa Lutzig was very caring and the process to carry out my mom’s wishes were done with the upmost professionalism she made us feel comfortable and she took her time to make sure we understood the process. Lisa is a very compassionate, and caring for all.

Judy C.
Clearwater, FL

Just wanted to THANK YOU  Dena for everything.. You and the National Cremation Society have done an EXCELLENT JOB!! Under the circumstances ,You guys made everything  easy as possible to take care of and set my heart at ease knowing that my mother was in good hands.

Jane Q.
Largo, FL

My husband's cremation was handled in such a professional, compassionate manner from the time his body was picked up from our home by two caring young men to the time I had to go finalize the arrangements to the day I picked up his ashes to bring him home again.  I already have my arrangements made with them to handle my passing.  Brendan Barry was my Funeral Director and I couldn't have asked for a more caring individual.  I would highly recommend National Cremation Society.  Thank you all and God Bless.

Cynthia C.
Largo, FL

We are so grateful for the attention to detail that Dena Manis and team took care of our needs! At a time of such grief, Dena was so understanding and went above and beyond to take such care of my dear husband Bochdan Romanyszyn, and the emotional needs of myself, and sons Bryan, Christopher and Eric. I have Prepaid for my own cremation at National Cremation Society - hopefully many years in the future! I would strongly recommend their services! Thank you!

Wendy R
Palm Harbor, FL

Dear Ms. Lustig, thank you for all your help in planning my mother's cremation. You made the process very easy to understand, and I was pleased with your service. The entire process was made easier because of your attention to detail. My mother's ashes were ready much sooner than expected, and I had them in time to be given to my brother for transport to North Carolina, to be placed with those of our father. As a family, we appreciate that so much. I am pleased with all National Cremation Society has offered us, and will continue to recommend you... Read More

Dear Ms. Lustig, thank you for all your help in planning my mother’s cremation. You made the process very easy to understand, and I was pleased with your service. The entire process was made easier because of your attention to detail. My mother’s ashes were ready much sooner than expected, and I had them in time to be given to my brother for transport to North Carolina, to be placed with those of our father. As a family, we appreciate that so much. I am pleased with all National Cremation Society has offered us, and will continue to recommend you to anyone who is in need of your services.

Edward C.
Clearwater, FL

Organized, compassionate, knowledgeable. Everything done right. Don't know what else to say.....professionals. Also received American Flag folded properly and presented in a great cover. When you need it done these are the people to see.

Jeanmarie G
Clearwater, FL

Words cannot describe my appreciation for Dena Manis. From the time I contacted her, I felt her compassion and assurance that everything would be done in a timely manner. This gave me the opportunity to take care of other things I had to do, due to the sudden passing of my special friend. Thank you Dena, from the bottom of my heart. Your continued support has been a Godsend!!!

Josette L
Clearwater, FL

Brendan, you and the team are absolutely awesome! You made it so incredibly easy for me the day I came in to make arrangements for my mom Judith Elliott. Your passion in this filled really shows and thank you so much for everything. God bless you and all the staff of National Cremation Society😆

Angela B
Clearwater, FL

Dena was amazing in helping me through this hard time. After my husband passed away I was not in the right state of mind for dealing with a funeral organization, the first place I went, tried to get as much money out of me as they could. So by some miracle I found National Cremation. Dena was very polite, and explained me all my options. They were not pushy and very understanding. They also had very reasonable prices (especially comparing to the first place I went to). Thank you for all your help.

Lucia Moraitis
Clearwater, FL

National Cremation Rep. Barry Did A Great Service For My Mom In All Respects . Everything Went As Planned. We Will Use National Cremation In The Future. Thanks Again. John Mulroy Jr

john mulroy jr
Clearwater, FL

I can say that Dina Manis was excellent. She showed me all of my options, any extras I might want and answered all of my questions. She was kind and patient. I felt comfortable and was not pushed into anything I did not want or need. She told me everything that was going to happen. Everything went smoothly and followed the schedule that she gave me. I would be happy to recommend Dina and National Cremation to anyone who might need these services.

Betty Ann Chambers
Clearwater, FL

My mom's cremation was handled extremely well in a timely manner. Matthew and others at the facility were very helpful and caring. Would highly recommend

Ron M
Saint Petersburg, FL

We have used National Cremation Society in the past for my father, in 2006, and now for my mother, 4/2017. Lisa Lustig was our funeral director. She was very helpful and knowledgeable and made this process go very smoothly for us. We appreciated her patience as we called back for obituary information and then came by, a couple of days later, for a sign-in book for friends at the service. Lisa and the Clearwater team are warm and down-to-earth. Thanks to all.

Jane H
Clearwater, FL

Lisa did a great job!! The circumstances behind knowing Lisa were not great, but she listened to our needs, was NOT pushy and my sister and I walked away feeling confident about our decisions.

Dawn J.
Clearwater, FL

Thank you for your efforts on behalf of our family. Every detail regarding my father's arrangements was completed in an expeditious and timely manner. Your coordination with Sylvan Abbey and the Air Force Honor Guard led to a seamless funeral service. I very much appreciate your high degree of professionalism and compassion.

Gilbert D.
Clearwater, FL

Dianna H. was wonderful 8 years ago when we made our pre-arrangements. Lisa L. was the funeral director at the time of need. Both very knowledgeable and truthful. Everything went smoothly, my family is able to support each other without any issues over "who's going to pay". NCS fulfilled all the pre-arranged service and did not cost us any more.

Anthony Romanov
Clearwater, FL

Dena was absolutely wonderful. Losing a loved one is hard enough, having someone who isn't pushing and listens and totally trying to help you find what you need is exceptional quality. I would highly recommend Dena, this location and the National Cremation to anyone who sadly needs this service.

Debra L. Mitchell
Clearwater, FL

It's one of those places you don't want to have to use, but when the time came, they were fantastic. My mom's cremation was handled as well as we could have asked for. Lisa Lustig was our "director" and she was awesome. Highly recommend!

Jenn Miler-Most
Clearwater, FL

Thank you, Dena. You and your company have done and excellent job.

Mike Ogden
Clearwater, FL

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Dena Manis for her kindness and support. Dena went out her way to ensure my father would be honored with a military send off and a wonderful American flag. This was very important to my dad and made his service very special. Dena was ever so kind to make sure that those that needed notes for work or any other detail were promptly taken care of. Thanks so much for your assistance. You are truly a professional!

JoAnne Cattell
Clearwater, FL

My wife died suddenly recently which was a major shock to me and my family. The people at National Cremation did an excellent job of getting through this difficult time. Mathew Brown was particularly helpful. They handled everything in a positive, respectful manner and it helped ease my grief quite a bit. Can't say enough good things about the staff.

William Smith
Clearwater, FL

This is the third unexpected death in my family in less than 4 years that the Clearwater National Cremation Society has handled on my behalf. I live in Texas, and so the professionalism, courtesy, kindness and promptness of Ms. Dena Manis, the funeral director, was so very much appreciated. Thank you Ms. Dena and all the staff.

Gail D.
Clearwater, FL

I am writing to thank you and all those you work with from the bottom of my heart for being honest, reliable and caring. When my sister passed away, you and the National Cremation Society kept every promise you made to Linda in her prepaid arrangements. Our entire family would recommend you to anyone. Thank you for keeping your promises to my sister and our family. You made it easier on those left behind.

Family Served by National Cremation Society
Clearwater, FL

I highly recommend the National Cremation Society. They helped me make the unexpected arrangements for my brother's service and beautifully arranged the hall for our ceremony. Their staff had good suggestions and were a huge blessing during a very sad time for me.

Rynell G.
Clearwater, FL

My mother passed 7/23/16 early am. Our prepaid arrangement with another company had disconnected phones. I was at the nursing home under stress between my mother's passing and not being able to contact Dad as to what I should do next. I chose National Cremation & Burial SOciety in Clearwater to expedite matter's. The young man who transported my mother could not have been more professional. He was wonderful. I am truly sorry I forgot the wonderful woman's name but she contacted me just hours later for the consultation. We went as soon as possible and explained that my father... Read More

My mother passed 7/23/16 early am. Our prepaid arrangement with another company had disconnected phones. I was at the nursing home under stress between my mother’s passing and not being able to contact Dad as to what I should do next. I chose National Cremation & Burial SOciety in Clearwater to expedite matter’s. The young man who transported my mother could not have been more professional. He was wonderful. I am truly sorry I forgot the wonderful woman’s name but she contacted me just hours later for the consultation. We went as soon as possible and explained that my father is heavily pressured by the fact they had prepaid arrangements with another company and they cannot be found. This dear Lady took the time to find out information, came back with the answer that she had found the company that had bought the previous owners business and they would honor our prepaid services. She spent between 20-30 minutes tracking down what we could not. Arranged for transfer and charged us nothing. My father was so relieved and impressed. I cannot thank her enough for all of her professional caring for people not profit. What a fantastic place this must be to have services with.

Deanna Kaebisch
Clearwater, Florida

Thank you for making this so painless. I appreciate your help and it has been my pleasure to work with you.

Family Served by National Cremation Society
Clearwater, FL

Thank you for helping our family with dad’s arrangements. You and your staff were so nice! We really appreciate everything.

Family Served by National Cremation Society
Clearwater, FL

On behalf of my family and I, we want to thank you for your kindness. Thank you for letting us be at the chapel. It was an honor.

Family Served by National Cremation Society
Clearwater, FL

Thank you so much for your help and guidance regarding my sister. You will never know how much your kindness meant to us all.

Family Served by National Cremation Society
Clearwater, FL

Professional and caring. What more could you ask for?

Rick Marshall
Clearwater, FL


Hudson, FL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

My mom passed about a month ago and I was left to take care of the arrangements by myself. I met with Tanya and she was wonderful, very caring, patient, and supportive. She and her staff kept me informed step by step to the process of Mom’s cremation. I can’t thank her and her staff enough for all the help and support I received during a difficult time.

Shelley
Hudson, FL

Tanya and staff went over and above to meet our every need at the passing over my wife’s Father. They were compassionate and understanding. Tanya even drove 30+ miles to meet with us in our home. Thank you, Tanya, Wendy, and staff, you are awesome!

Ken P.
Hudson, FL

I would like to thank Chelsi Schauss and the staff at NCS in Hudson. This is the third family member in three years that they have helped me with and I really don't know if I could have handled all of this without their help. Compassion, professionalism, and caring was what I needed during this time and was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend, and have done so many times to friends, of this caring facility. Thank you

Cherylyn W.
Hudson, FL

Tanya was very passionate, professional, and caring concerning the cremation of my mother. She immediately returned all of my calls and emailed important information that was needed. Next, she went above, and beyond to researching information concerning my father which was so appreciated. Tanya made the process smooth, and comfortable for my family. She's truly a blessing from God!!!

Brian T.
Hudson, FL

Tanya was very helpful and patient during this difficult time. She took all of my special requests for my mother's cremation very seriously and never made me feel uncomfortable asking questions that may seem odd if you're unfamiliar with the process itself. I have nothing but praise for how simple and seamless that they made everything!

Jennifer R.
St. Charles, MO

My aunt lived in Florida most of her adult life. I live on Long Island in New York. My aunt had written me about prearrangements she had made with National Cremation. When she entered a nursing home at the age of 93, I called National Cremation. They were very helpful in explaining to me the steps they would take upon her passing. After she passed, I was contacted by Drew Johnson from Hudson FL. With phone calls and emails, Drew walked me through the necessary paperwork needed for the cremation. After the cremation, he discussed, with me, options for a... Read More

My aunt lived in Florida most of her adult life. I live on Long Island in New York. My aunt had written me about prearrangements she had made with National Cremation. When she entered a nursing home at the age of 93, I called National Cremation. They were very helpful in explaining to me the steps they would take upon her passing. After she passed, I was contacted by Drew Johnson from Hudson FL. With phone calls and emails, Drew walked me through the necessary paperwork needed for the cremation. After the cremation, he discussed, with me, options for a final resting place for the cremains. All communications and transactions were done professionally and compassionately. Even though I was 1200 miles away, I was relieved to know that I was able to attend to my aunts’ wishes.

Andrew P.
Long Island, NY

Drew was very helpful and thoughtful. I would highly recommend him and National Cremation and Burial Society. It was nerve-wracking planning a military funeral in conjunction with Bushnell Military Cemetery. Everything went beautifully and he even got the Deacon we requested to perform the ceremony. We are very happy with the way our loved one was handled. Thanks so much, Drew!

Christine J.
Brooksville, FL

My husband passed away on September 26th of this year, we want to thank Tonya for her compassion and patience during this difficult time. She answered all our questions easily and helped us to understand everything that was going to happen both before and after cremation. We found your society very professional and honest. No pressure for extras at that difficult time. Everything was done the way we requested. Sincerely, Marilyn R.

Marilyn R.
Spring Hill, FL

My Daughters and I are very impressed with the care, understanding, and professionalism showed to us by Tanya Parker of the Hudson, Florida branch on the passing of my husband Edward. All that was discussed and promised beforehand was handled with reverence and compassion.

Dorothy A.
Hudson, FL

Tanya and Wendy and staff incredibly helpful at a sad time. We would definitely recommend their services at the Hudson, Florida location. Their kindness and thorough help were so very appreciated. Jack and Linda Hughes and Family

Jack H.
Hudson, FL

I required services according to a contract for my wife who passed away on 7/9/18. Tanya ** assisted me in finalizing the last details of the execution of the contract and was extremely helpful & non-aggressive in all the help I received. Five days later, I required service for my son who passed away on 7/13/18. Tanya ** initiated all the necessary steps needed to conclude the cremation & burial for an unexpected need for services. In both instances there was no aggressiveness used nor was anything but the kindest consideration for my needs displayed by your office in Hudson,... Read More

I required services according to a contract for my wife who passed away on 7/9/18. Tanya ** assisted me in finalizing the last details of the execution of the contract and was extremely helpful & non-aggressive in all the help I received. Five days later, I required service for my son who passed away on 7/13/18. Tanya ** initiated all the necessary steps needed to conclude the cremation & burial for an unexpected need for services. In both instances there was no aggressiveness used nor was anything but the kindest consideration for my needs displayed by your office in Hudson, FL.

Charlie B.
Dade City, FL

The husband of a good friend of mine passed away a couple of years ago and she used National Cremation. My husband and I went and picked up the ashes for her. We both agreed that it was a very professional place and that we would like to use them again when we needed them. Then I did and Wendy is in the office and she’s been great. There was also a young man who was so wonderful and helpful, and really took the time to sit with me and talk with me. He listened to me and my son,... Read More

The husband of a good friend of mine passed away a couple of years ago and she used National Cremation. My husband and I went and picked up the ashes for her. We both agreed that it was a very professional place and that we would like to use them again when we needed them. Then I did and Wendy is in the office and she’s been great. There was also a young man who was so wonderful and helpful, and really took the time to sit with me and talk with me. He listened to me and my son, so I really appreciated that. They’ve been very sympathetic and understanding. Obviously, it was a very rough time so the nicer you are to people, the better the experience. Now, I am also planning on doing the preplanning services in the near future. National Cremation is the way to go and I would highly recommend them.

Dianne H.
St. Petersburg, FL

My father just passed and Drew at the Hudson office was amazing! Wendy and Becca were very warming anytime I called in to pester Drew. Drew did everything for me form getting his service site changed to helping with understanding all the long words and wording we could not understand. I would 100% recommend National Cremation Society for anyone's unfortunate needs. Rachel M.

Rachel M.
Saint Petersburg, FL

It was a wonderful experience and .moved along so peacefully. I thank you so much for your caring and the experience of your services.

Dorothy W.
Spring Hill, FL

The National Cremation rep came to our house and she was tremendous. Her name was Tanya and she was very professional and she kept communicating with us throughout the whole process. It was our first time doing it and we didn't know how long it was gonna take. She got back to us very promptly and she was very, very diligent. I do the National Cremation pre-planning services online. It's nice that the plan is all taken care of, all paid for, and there's nothing to worry about. It's easy for the family to deal with. They were excellent.

Barb H.
Hudson, FL

Losing a loved one is the hardest experience to go through. Drew and the staff at National Crematorium were caring, calm and great listeners. If you have to suffer a loss the last thing you want is pushy people trying to tell you what to do. This is not the way Drew and the staff are. I can't say enough about the service we received. Thank you, Drew and NCS for helping to ease the pain.

Dianne H.
Hudson, FL

I was very pleased with The National Cremation Society. Tanya Parker was very compassionate and professional in helping me with my father's cremation. She explained everything and took care of all the details. Also, she communicated with me daily which was so comforting during such a difficult time. I would definitely recommend your company to anyone seeking a cremation.

Barb H.
Hudson, Fl

I have had the need to use National Cremation three times in the last 5 years. My mom, my son, and recently, my dad. They were all cremated and as devastated as you are with facing the death of a loved one, they are there to comfort and assist with any issues that may arise. Each time they went through each step and verified all the information. Tanya was the last person I worked with and she was professional in every way with a kind and reassuring way. I would highly recommend National Cremation to anyone! Thank you for everything!

Joanne J.
New Port Richey, FL

This is a wonderful place. Drew was thorough, compassionate and understanding with us. We have decided to set up both of our cremations through National Cremation Society. This way all the decisions will be already made. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing cremation services.

Chris Y.
Hudson, FL

I would like to totally endorse Drew. He was so helpful and guided me thru this whole process. He was knowledgeable, kind and considerate. I would whole-hardheartedly recommend Drew and this location.

Kathie S.
Hudson, FL

The service our family received was excellent. Tanya was professional, courteous and caring. All of our questions and concerns were answered honestly. Everything that was supposed to be done was accomplished with alacrity and no additional stress was put upon us.

Ron L.
Spring Hill, FL

Drew, Tanya, and Wendy were caring, compassionate and supportive to me after the loss of my 95-year-old mother. They were all very professional and everything related to my mom's event was treated with the utmost respect. Thanks to everyone.

Frank B.
Hudson, FL

I wish to thank Drew Johnson and his staff members for their kindness and consideration in helping me and my oldest son, Randy with all the arrangements for my husband, Edward. Drew and Wendy were such a blessing to us and took great care in meeting all our needs. We so appreciated all that they did for us.

Janet F.
Port Richey, FL

My husband's father recently passed away, and National Cremation Society handled the arrangements. The funeral director, Tanya Parker was so professional and caring. She really took her time to make sure we understood everything going on during this very difficult time. We highly recommend National Cremation Society.

Patty B.
Hudson, FL

After losing my father and being in a different state, the staff was very kind and helpful with taking care of his remains. They made it is so easy and mailed everything up to me at no extra charge. Every time that I have called them for something, they have been the greatest people that I have dealt with in any customer service fashion.

Mike
Hudson, FL

It's a surprise that not one person has left a review for this business. I have used this locations service's twice. Both experiences were pleasant. The decorations and furniture in the building are dated but don't let that turn you away. I worked with Tanya both times, she was very empathetic and explained everything in detail and made the process easy and quick. The team at National Cremation Society is excellent.

Ricky S.
New Port Richey, FL

My grandfather passed away and he had prearranged plans with his family and Tanya was perfect. The service was beautiful and personal and we felt no pressure when it came to hard decisions. His cremation was so personal and tailored to what we, and more importantly what he wanted.

Victoria L.
Hudson, FL

Lost my husband on November 5, 2017. National Cremation was exceptional. From the gentlemen who came to my home to Drew and the other members of his team. The compassion they all gave to me was greatly appreciated. I can not express enough my thanks for the care they took with me and my husband at his passing.

Cherylyn W.
Hudson, FL

Very professional and compassionate service was provided to the friends and family of Stephen Matava.

Mary D.
Clearwater, FL

My stepfather passed away recently after a brief hospice stay. I was so pleased by the care and compassion given to my mother and me by the National Cremation Society of Hudson. At a time when it is nearly impossible to think straight, Tanya Parker led us gently through the necessary steps to ensure that my stepfather received the dignified farewell he so deserved.

Lisa F.
Hudson, FL

This was my first experience with this type of service.  Drew and Tanya were very compassionate and helped me and my family through every step of this difficult time . Drew was very comforting and listened to all our requests and handled all of them with respect and understanding.  He took care of all the paperwork and gave us peace of mind knowing every detail was taken care of   He has continued to offer his support if I need Him.  I highly recommend this location.

Bonnie C
Hudson, FL

The people at the National Cremation & Burial Society in Hudson, FL were outstanding. With the sudden passing of my husband (at such an early age) I was not prepared, nor did I know what to expect in trying to take care of his remains as well as the service Tanya Parker was our director and between her and her staff, the service went off without a flaw. It was a beautiful service and Tanya was there to guide me through everything. Her compassion and knowledge was invaluable to me. I want to thank everyone for their professionalism, knowledge and... Read More

The people at the National Cremation & Burial Society in Hudson, FL were outstanding. With the sudden passing of my husband (at such an early age) I was not prepared, nor did I know what to expect in trying to take care of his remains as well as the service Tanya Parker was our director and between her and her staff, the service went off without a flaw. It was a beautiful service and Tanya was there to guide me through everything. Her compassion and knowledge was invaluable to me. I want to thank everyone for their professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness throughout this very difficult time.

Joanne Sellinger
Hudson, FL

My mother had prepaid for her cremation thirty years prior to her death in 2017. I was very thankful to discover that the National Cremation Service did not require payment of any additional funds, except for my purchase of copies of the death certificate that would be needed to finalize my mother's business affairs. Drew Johnson provided excellent service in making all the arrangements for my mother's cremation and in explaining all the arrangements. His associate, Tanya Parker, provided guidance to me during the weekend when Drew was not on duty and answered my questions completely. Wendy in the office... Read More

My mother had prepaid for her cremation thirty years prior to her death in 2017. I was very thankful to discover that the National Cremation Service did not require payment of any additional funds, except for my purchase of copies of the death certificate that would be needed to finalize my mother’s business affairs. Drew Johnson provided excellent service in making all the arrangements for my mother’s cremation and in explaining all the arrangements. His associate, Tanya Parker, provided guidance to me during the weekend when Drew was not on duty and answered my questions completely. Wendy in the office also provided excellent support with documentation, phone calls, and arranging for shipping of my mother’s cremains out of state. My husband and I were very satisfied with all the services provided by the National Cremation Service in Hudson, FL.

Paula S.
Hudson, FL

Everyone at National Cremation made a very difficult life changing event so much easier. They were very respectful and handled all aspects of my husband's passing in a dignified manner. Thank you to everyone.

Carol Gilg
Hudson, FL

My husband passed on the 21st of March. The staff at National Cremation in Hudson were very professional and handled him with dignity and grace. It was a very peaceful experience. Thank you especially to Drew for his warmth.

Lana Porter
Hudson, FL

My family and I want to thank the people at the Hudson location for the manner in which you handled my mothers passing. You were compassionate and caring from the first phone call. Drew was exceptional and put us at ease at this most difficult time. We had our memorial service there and the facility was most accommodating to our needs. We felt you honored our mother and our family during this difficult time.

Valerie Werle- The Campana family
Hudson, FL

The people at the NCS in Hudson were wonderful in helping us with our arrangements for my father. Very compassionate and professional and answered all of our questions. They were there for us before, during and after the service. Tanya and her staff were extremely respectful and handled all the paperwork in a timely fashion. If anyone out there is in need of these kinds of services, I highly recommend these people. They gave us peace of mind at this most difficult time and my family and I are very grateful.

Sheryl O.
Hudson, FL

I would like to share my experience here with you with arranging services for one of two of the most important persons in my entire life, and in tow, the other most important person in my life, 4 foot 9, 96 year old Mom who had lost half of herself just a day a two before. Upon entering the building, we were greeted so pleasantly, home feeling, real and sincere.  Of course this is going to be the persona of a funeral type home but many times it is felt canned or pre-recorded  - not at all here. We met... Read More

I would like to share my experience here with you with arranging services for one of two of the most important persons in my entire life, and in tow, the other most important person in my life, 4 foot 9, 96 year old Mom who had lost half of herself just a day a two before.

Upon entering the building, we were greeted so pleasantly, home feeling, real and sincere.  Of course this is going to be the persona of a funeral type home but many times it is felt canned or pre-recorded  – not at all here.

We met with the Director Tanya and Drew, her assistant.  Goodness, do these people know, not only their business, but also emanate a true sense of caring. We were never rushed or pressured.  When we departed after completing all the arrangements, there was a feeling of total comfort.

My Mom went home with the feeling of confidence and comfort.  No one can sell that nor can it be bought, it is only provided and given.

Did the company get extra money for providing the service of comfort feeling? The answer is no, they gave it freely. Through the process and after our “Celebration of Life” which was also held at their facility, they completely catered the service, providing military and clergy. All was flawless, in fact it was better than flawless if there is such a category. The kindness, the honor and respect given us by these special people I have not witnessed before.

Now, those who know me should know that should it have gone the other way, less than professional, there would be a narrative expressing the particulars of the same.

I am so glad and pleased we selected National Cremation and Burial Society in Hudson/Port Richey.  I would also like to share the Directors name again, Tanya Perkins.

My Mom and I had numerous people come up after the services expressing they had never been to such a nice service.  We received notes and cards from others who attended stating the same. We should never forget, funeral services are for the living, to honor those who have passed.  To everyone, Thank you!

Doug
Hudson, FL

If someone had told me I would be thinking about cremation I would have said they were crazy. That said, April 28th, my Wife and I attended a seminar held at Bob Evans, Brooksville Fl. The young lady, Brandi Babus, who presented the program was excellent. She answered all of our questions and more. She did such a excellent job that the following day, April 29th she came to our home and after learning the great price, my Wife and I signed our contracts. Brandi Babus is truly a great salesperson. Just want to say thank you for helping my... Read More

If someone had told me I would be thinking about cremation I would have said they were crazy. That said, April 28th, my Wife and I attended a seminar held at Bob Evans, Brooksville Fl. The young lady, Brandi Babus, who presented the program was excellent. She answered all of our questions and more. She did such a excellent job that the following day, April 29th she came to our home and after learning the great price, my Wife and I signed our contracts. Brandi Babus is truly a great salesperson. Just want to say thank you for helping my Wife and I with our pre-arrangements. We feel as if a weight has been lifted off our shoulders. Thank you.

Robert B. Sr.
Hudson, FL



North Fort Myers, FL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

My father-in-law passed away suddenly. We were in shock and I had never had to handle a situation like this personally before. I found a card in his wallet for National Cremation> My mother-in-law said everything had been pre-arranged for both of them. It was a Sunday morning and I had to contact them. They were extremely helpful. They literally said they will take care of everything and they did. Joshua Shook set up an appointment with us, he was very thorough explaining everything, kept us informed when each step was completed and we felt he really cared about us.

Michele M.
North Fort Myers, FL

Thank you Joshua for being so helpful and walking us through each step of the way. You were very calming and supportive when having to cope with the death of my father.

Beth B.
Cape Coral, FL

Joshua Shook is very compassionate, respectful and extremely patient. He walked me through the details of my mother’s prepaid funeral. Not once did he suggest that I change or financially upgrade her wishes. I never planned a funeral before and he recommends a company that scatters ashes in the Gulf. I knew my mother wanted this service but had no idea who to contact. The service was beyond my expectations. Preplanning a funeral makes this emotional time so much easier. I have referred Joshua to several friends. He handled every detail in a professional and competent manner. He provided me... Read More

Joshua Shook is very compassionate, respectful and extremely patient. He walked me through the details of my mother’s prepaid funeral. Not once did he suggest that I change or financially upgrade her wishes. I never planned a funeral before and he recommends a company that scatters ashes in the Gulf. I knew my mother wanted this service but had no idea who to contact. The service was beyond my expectations. Preplanning a funeral makes this emotional time so much easier. I have referred Joshua to several friends. He handled every detail in a professional and competent manner. He provided me with a packet of information that was a valuable reference and answered all my questions.

Sherry S.
North Fort Myers, FL

Jeffrey was very helpful, thoughtful and always available, and never pushy which was important since I was handling everything from Pennsylvania.

Craig N.
North Fort Myers, FL

I have worked with Jeffrey Testerman and the staff at NCS on a number of occasions. Recently I worked with Jeffrey after the death of a client. As always, Jeffrey is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. He really makes the best of a difficult and sometimes challenging situation. I am grateful for the services provided and would highly recommend NCS services in North Fort Myers.

Margaret K.
North Fort Myers, FL

Today I took care of my final wishes, knowing my family and friends will have to do nothing except having a party to celebrate my life! Michelle from National Cremation, in Fort Myers, presented a thorough, informative seminar, answered all questions and explained many things we really don't want to deal with. I do NOT want my children to have to do this. The best part: no matter where I am at that moment, it will be taken care of!

Margaret S.
Fort Myers, FL

Great plans and fantastic respectful service.

Mike F.
North Fort Myers, FL

Jeffrey, I will try to put into words how much you have done for our family. Your kindness, care, and compassion during our family's tragic loss of Paula, our beloved wife, and mother, was a true comfort to us. You were so professional without losing your humanity when leading us through a horribly traumatic time. Your sympathetic care for Paula honored and truly moved us as a family. Thank you for taking care of her like she was your family member. Thank you for being our guiding light through the deep darkness of mourning and tremendous loss. We will never... Read More

Jeffrey,
I will try to put into words how much you have done for our family. Your kindness, care, and compassion during our family’s tragic loss of Paula, our beloved wife, and mother, was a true comfort to us. You were so professional without losing your humanity when leading us through a horribly traumatic time. Your sympathetic care for Paula honored and truly moved us as a family. Thank you for taking care of her like she was your family member.
Thank you for being our guiding light through the deep darkness of mourning and tremendous loss.
We will never be able to thank you enough for what you have done and what you were able to do for our family at our time of need.
thank you to your team for their care. I will never forget you.

With respect,
Michelle G.

Michelle G.
North Fort Myers, FL

I recently lost my husband, which was an extremely difficult time. National Cremation & Burial Society of North Ft. Myers made the process easy and took great care in helping us with the final transition. Jeffrey Testerman was exceptionally helpful, professional and sympathetic to our needs. Everyone that we dealt with was amazing. I highly recommend the services offered by National Cremation & Burial Society.

Dorothy S.
Hartsville, FL

Our experience with National Cremation Society has been nothing short of comfort during this most difficult and tragic time in our lives, We found ourselves completely unprepared for the tragic loss of a life ended too soon. Joshua helped us navigate through the difficult process by taking off pressure with his expertise and guidance. He gave us practical advice and helped us to work within our budget to lay our beloved Chase to rest. He answered every question we had and returned every call we made when we had additional questions. His kindness and compassion will not ever be forgotten.... Read More

Our experience with National Cremation Society has been nothing short of comfort during this most difficult and tragic time in our lives, We found ourselves completely unprepared for the tragic loss of a life ended too soon. Joshua helped us navigate through the difficult process by taking off pressure with his expertise and guidance. He gave us practical advice and helped us to work within our budget to lay our beloved Chase to rest. He answered every question we had and returned every call we made when we had additional questions. His kindness and compassion will not ever be forgotten. We could not have gotten through this without him and we will be forever grateful to him. Thank you, Joshua

Ellen K.
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL

A very professional and ethical organization. They provided exceptional guidance during a very stressful and emotionally difficult time.

William F.
Lehigh Acres, FL

Jeffery Testerman was really great to work with. He is very professional and totally committed to answering every question and making sure the whole process is smooth. Great Service! Thank you, Jeff and the rest of the staff.

Dave R.
Fort Myers, FL

National Cremation & Burial Society seemed like a simpler and more streamlined operation. I went with them and worked with a gentleman there. It's hard to fool me as far as making me feel like people cared but then this gentleman did. He made something terrible a little less terrible. He put together a cost-effective package. It was very well done and tasteful. He went above and beyond. I recommend this service to anyone I deal with.

Peter S.
Fort Myers, FL

My mom passed away recently and National Cremation Society was very efficient in handling her affairs and helping me through the process. I would recommend them to anyone - it makes the process much easier for the grieving family members.

Karen K.
North Fort Myers, FL

My father recently passed away. He had prepaid for his cremation 20 years ago through National Cremation & Burial Society. We had no idea what to expect when we called and were most pleasantly surprised. Jeffrey Testerman was outstanding in his assistance and advice and we couldn't have been more pleased--and relieved--with how smoothly and professionally the whole process was handled. We appreciated that there were no sales pitches or pressure to do anything other than what Dad arranged. Many many thanks for a job well done.

Teresa J.
North Fort Myers, FL

During such a difficult time in our lives, you made this matter as easy as possible for myself and my family. I am extremely impressed with your professionalism. You went above and beyond as you personally took care of my family in our time of need; it was noticed and greatly appreciated. Thank you again, for everything you did, as we said goodbye to a loved one. Sincerely, Peter S.Jr. & Family

Melissa M.
Fort Myers, FL

Jeffrey, I want to thank you for all your help during Ed’s death experience. I felt very comfortable with you leading the way. As did the rest of my family. We appreciated all your help. I felt You did a lot to help me/us out during this sad time. Thank You !!!!!

Irene L.
Fort Myers, FL

I grew up not too far from National Cremation and other people who had passed have used them before. Having used them before and not having any problems as well as always seeing that they had done an outstanding job made me automatically go to them without even considering anybody else. Also, my interactions with the staff of National Cremation are excellent and beyond my expectations. My experience was fantastic this time and better than I had expected. My father passed and I had never actually had to put the service together myself. I walked in, not knowing anything, and... Read More

I grew up not too far from National Cremation and other people who had passed have used them before. Having used them before and not having any problems as well as always seeing that they had done an outstanding job made me automatically go to them without even considering anybody else. Also, my interactions with the staff of National Cremation are excellent and beyond my expectations.

My experience was fantastic this time and better than I had expected. My father passed and I had never actually had to put the service together myself. I walked in, not knowing anything, and I spoke with Jeffrey. He was amazing, basically held my hand, and did everything possible. My mother and the rest of the family were so pleased with his professionalism and his absolute kindness in dealing with the whole thing. He handled A to Z and everything we could possibly imagine. So, if you need a facility, I recommend National Cremation highly. They take care of the details and they allow you the time that you need to grieve.

Valerie G.
Cape Coral, FL

I would like to say what a wonderful job Jeffrey Testerman did in handling the arrangements and all of the problems that came with my very good friend's death. My friend had unusual items in his will, and Jeffrey, with his incredible knowledge, was able to work through all of the issues. Jeffrey is caring, knowledgeable and just a real pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend him high enough.

John P.
North Fort Myers, FL

I cannot praise the entire staff enough during the difficult time of losing my husband. Professional, honest, answered every question, help filling out the mountain of forms and true compassion. Definitely would not go anywhere else.

Sally C.
North Fort Myers, FL

We signed up with National Cremation four years ago and I have had an excellent experience with them. Their team is very good at their job. The pre-planned service was convenient and all was taken care of. They were very professional, low-key and not religious or sappy. They had a good personality and there was humor at times when it was necessary.

Susan S.
Muncie, IN

My Significant Other passed away on October 5. We went through this when my mother in law passed away last year. Jeffrey Testerman and the rest of the staff were wonderful during this process. Jeffrey explained everything and made sure I understood everything. He even helped me with some paperwork after the funeral. I couldn't ask for more. Many people said what a beautiful service it was.

Paul P.
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL

My experience with N.C. is on a positive note. Bonnie ** is very thorough and she helped us out immensely... Thanks for the prompt arrival of your Package which arrived in the designated time-frame from N.C.S. which B. ** informed us that it would.

Monica D.
Cape Coral, FL

During a difficult time, National Cremation in North Ft. Myers has been extremely helpful and flexible. Jeffrey and Joshua have been very efficient and helpful. We are grateful for their guidance in this process. We made many changes to the obituary and Jeffrey was very accommodating and helpful. My family and I are very appreciative.

Molly S.
San Diego, CA

Jeffrey, Please accept our sincere gratitude for your outstanding services and kindness during such a difficult time. You are extremely good at what you do and your attentiveness to every detail made the viewing and services just what we wanted for dad. Thanks, the Wall Family.

The Wall Family
Fort Myers, FL

I can’t thank Joshua enough for all the kindness, compassion and caring on behalf of our family upon my dad’s death. From the moment they arrived to pick him up and receiving his cremated remains everyone was amazing. I am so very happy with how they took care of all of us

Cynthia S.
North Fort Myers, FL

A family friend recently used National Cremation & Burial Society for their mom and dad and they said they were very happy with them. We went right there after my mother passed away and Jeffrey, their rep, was very nice. He walked my sister and me all through it, and he was not pushy with any of the sales. We were very happy with everything.

Beth C.
Cape Coral, FL

I was very happy with the kindness that Mr. Shook had extended to me during my time of sorrow

Donna F.
Fort Myers, FL

Jeffrey Testerman is second to none in his field! Caring, compassionate, and kind are words that come to mind when thinking of his helping our family. I have formerly dealt with funeral directors and was surprised that Mr. Testerman did not push extra items to be sold for my husband's burial. He merely pointed them out and left the decisions entirely to our family. Up north, I remember my husband's mother's dress was at a cost of $400! Her children were in a very difficult stage of grieving and agreed to everything the funeral director had put in front of... Read More

Jeffrey Testerman is second to none in his field! Caring, compassionate, and kind are words that come to mind when thinking of his helping our family. I have formerly dealt with funeral directors and was surprised that Mr. Testerman did not push extra items to be sold for my husband’s burial. He merely pointed them out and left the decisions entirely to our family. Up north, I remember my husband’s mother’s dress was at a cost of $400! Her children were in a very difficult stage of grieving and agreed to everything the funeral director had put in front of them. I admired his courteous and pleasant mannerism throughout my dealings with him.
I was also impressed with the way National Cremation handled my husband’s exiting from the ER room. They did NOT slide him in a body bag! They covered him with a soft blue blanket and draped an American flag on top of his body. Workers in the ER who were not busy lined up and some ex-military saluted him. What a dignified way for a Korean War Veteran to exit the ER!!! Some of my friends’ husbands who were there with me were amazed at this gesture. They had also signed up with other cremation businesses and asked their wives if they also had the same procedure in place. They were not sure that gesture was in place.
Since my husband’s demise, I have been in contact with Mr. Testerman and he has always gotten back to me and answered any questions that I had. I did order additional prayer cards and they were delivered before I left for NJ. Mr. Testerman assured me of a smooth operation and he did comply in all aspects of the funeral directive. I would highly recommend Mr. Testerman and National Cremation for their caring and kindness. Having signed up ahead of time, I feel that I made this a little easier for me and my family at a time when things could have been really difficult.

Carole S.
North Fort Myers, FL

Upon the unexpected fall and difficult to witness, suffering the death of my Mother, which took place in the 2 weeks following Christmas of 2017, I was grateful to be comforted by the kind and gentle staff who work with Jeffrey Dellatto at National Cremation Society of North Fort Myers. My Mother had purchased her Cremation plan many years prior and I had been instructed by her to call the number on their card, given her, when the time came, long years prior. What I didn't know was how simple it would be and just how much work they would... Read More

Upon the unexpected fall and difficult to witness, suffering the death of my Mother, which took place in the 2 weeks following Christmas of 2017, I was grateful to be comforted by the kind and gentle staff who work with Jeffrey Dellatto at National Cremation Society of North Fort Myers.
My Mother had purchased her Cremation plan many years prior and I had been instructed by her to call the number on their card, given her, when the time came, long years prior. What I didn’t know was how simple it would be and just how much work they would be doing for me as it was months before her urn would be transported to Arlington National Cemetery where she would finally rest next to my Daddy, her Husband of 44 years.
If I could give them 10 stars, Jeffrey Dellatto and his staff earned them. We were treated as if family. My daughter and other family members are forever grateful to you at National Cremation Society of North Fort Myers, et al.

Cynthia D.
Fort Myers, FL

My parents signed up with National Cremation & Burial Society when they moved to Fort Myers area 36 years ago. I was continuously updating my mother’s address as she moved on a campus of a healthcare facility. My mother passed away on May 31st. I’m in Minneapolis, Minnesota and they're down in Fort Myers, so it was a lot of logistics and emails. The reps were always helpful especially Jeffrey.

Mike C.
Minneapolis, MN

My father passed away but prepaid for his funeral with National Cremation Society. When we went in to speak to Joshua Shook we didn't know what to expect and he was very calming and gave us great service during a difficult time. He was very sympathetic, professional and helpful during all our choices and we thank Joshua and appreciate everything he did for us.

Cheryl C.
Cape Coral, FL

Jeffrey was very helpful during such a difficult time. We were able to respect mom's wishes with his knowledgeable assistance.

Suzanne S.
Estero, FL

Our mom, Maureen Bashaw was well taken cared of by National Cremation. Jeffrey T. was wonderful. From start to finish, he took the time to explain everything to me. While I was not in the best condition following my mom's death (vertigo), he was very caring and concerned. I will refer all my friends and family to see him. Thanks so much!

Beth C.
North Fort Myers, FL

Jeffrey, How can we thank you for all that you did to help us through this process! You answered every question & solved every problem, with patience & caring. We could not have managed without you & we are eternally grateful! You are amazing!

Paillex Family
North Fort Myers, FL

When our mother passed away in Cape Coral no family member was living in Florida. I and a brother live in Minnesota, another in California. Mom had a contract with National Cremation that I had updated over the years but it was going to be a long distance management of her arrangements. Fortunately, Jeffery Testerman answered my call. Jeffery was professional, competent, patient and courteous as he guided me through the process, requirements, and completion of forms I had never seen. Jeffery arranged to hold the remains until we could coordinate travel and schedule the memorial service. It was a... Read More

When our mother passed away in Cape Coral no family member was living in Florida. I and a brother live in Minnesota, another in California. Mom had a contract with National Cremation that I had updated over the years but it was going to be a long distance management of her arrangements. Fortunately, Jeffery Testerman answered my call. Jeffery was professional, competent, patient and courteous as he guided me through the process, requirements, and completion of forms I had never seen. Jeffery arranged to hold the remains until we could coordinate travel and schedule the memorial service. It was a pleasure to finally meet him in person, fill out more forms he had ready for us when we stopped by the office and be able to thank him personally for the essential and long distance service provided to me and our family. Throughout this experience, we were in very good hands with Jeffery Testerman

Michael C.
North Ft Myers FL

My Dad just passed a few days ago and Jeffrey Testerman was phenomenal. My Mom and Dad paid for cremation services in 2014. The paperwork was easy and he did not try to push any "extras" on my Mom. We dreaded this trip but he put us at ease. He was very caring and compassionate. He answered our questions patiently and thoroughly. My Mom left with a sigh of relief instead of overwhelmed. My Dad has titanium in his hips and we learned that it will all go back to be used again for someone else and a portion of... Read More

My Dad just passed a few days ago and Jeffrey Testerman was phenomenal. My Mom and Dad paid for cremation services in 2014. The paperwork was easy and he did not try to push any “extras” on my Mom. We dreaded this trip but he put us at ease. He was very caring and compassionate. He answered our questions patiently and thoroughly. My Mom left with a sigh of relief instead of overwhelmed. My Dad has titanium in his hips and we learned that it will all go back to be used again for someone else and a portion of the proceeds go to St Jude’s Hospital. In a way, he will live on. I can’t say enough kind words for this man. He even added a little humor in a tasteful way. THANK YOU!

Liz H.
Naples, FL

Initially, I came just to try out the restaurant and get the free meal. I had absolutely no intention of getting a cremation. After listening to the Representative and a few of the stories people in the audience were stating I realized that my brother who has a fairly high income might just get duped by some conman after I died because he would be in an emotional state of mind. I then knew that I had to take care of this myself to save my family from getting conned by some shyster.

David S.
Cape Coral, FL

Jeffrey, Thank you so much for all you have done. My Mom arrived yesterday and was delivered by a man who not only was our neighbor in our Ashaway house but someone my mom had in her Jiminy Cricket Nursery School!! A small world. He had also delivered my Dad’s remains a few weeks ago. They are together again and our family is all grateful for your attention, and certainly your kindness. I know it is your job, but there are some people that are just very good at it. You are one of the select few that have just... Read More

Jeffrey, Thank you so much for all you have done. My Mom arrived yesterday and was delivered by a man who not only was our neighbor in our Ashaway house but someone my mom had in her Jiminy Cricket Nursery School!! A small world. He had also delivered my Dad’s remains a few weeks ago. They are together again and our family is all grateful for your attention, and certainly your kindness. I know it is your job, but there are some people that are just very good at it. You are one of the select few that have just the edge on compassion and care.
Always,
Linda Engleman and the family of Dick and Germaine Whitman

Linda E.
North Fort Myers, FL

Dealing with the details of my Husband's death is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Jeffrey Testerman and the staff at National Cremation Society helped to make the process extremely comfortable. The compassion and professionalism showed impressed, not only myself but my family members that assisted me. We were all pleased with the respectful, relaxing and compassionate way we were treated.

M. Hughes
Fort Myers, FL

Our entire family is grateful to National Cremation and Burial Society in North Ft. Myers and especially to Joshua Shook. Last year, Joshua's kindness helped so much in the details of our father's death (John R. Fritz). He not only walked us gently through the cremation process, but he worked with the National Veterans' Cemetery in Sarasota to provide a touching and solemn military service for Dad's internment. We called Joshua again this year when our mother, Martha L. Fritz died. Once more, Joshua's kindness in discussing the details provided us with information and a sense that we were not... Read More

Our entire family is grateful to National Cremation and Burial Society in North Ft. Myers and especially to Joshua Shook. Last year, Joshua’s kindness helped so much in the details of our father’s death (John R. Fritz). He not only walked us gently through the cremation process, but he worked with the National Veterans’ Cemetery in Sarasota to provide a touching and solemn military service for Dad’s internment. We called Joshua again this year when our mother, Martha L. Fritz died. Once more, Joshua’s kindness in discussing the details provided us with information and a sense that we were not alone in this. Just as last year, Joshua handled the details of Mom’s internment alongside Dad. We feel blessed that Joshua Shook was with us during these losses.

Nan M.
Fort Myers, FL

My experience with National Cremation was great. I wanted things as simple as possible and as clear cut as possible. Things worked out just the way I wanted... the way my husband would have wanted. Everyone was polite, caring and positive. I was impressed.

Jean M.
North Fort Myers, FL

I was treated respectfully by the entire staff, especially Jeffrey **, who thoroughly explained all the options available in a clear, concise manner. In no way did I ever feel pressured into purchasing services I did not desire. I was promptly kept informed throughout the process.

Duane P.
Fort Myers Beach, FL

Thank you so much for everything. There were bumps in the road not of your doing and you made everything good. Thank you for pulling us through.

Peter B.
Fort Myers, FL

I was recommended to NC&BS by my mother's lay leader in N. Fort Myers. I am from Ohio and I came to the area to assist my parents during her illness. I've never had to handle arrangements before, so I was apprehensive, to say the least. As a family, we worked with Jeff Dellatto. He walked us through the process and answered our endless questions. Jeff is a true professional and I would recommend him and NC&BS to anyone in need of their services. Jeff went above and beyond for our family numerous times, seemed to anticipate our concerns, and... Read More

I was recommended to NC&BS by my mother’s lay leader in N. Fort Myers. I am from Ohio and I came to the area to assist my parents during her illness. I’ve never had to handle arrangements before, so I was apprehensive, to say the least. As a family, we worked with Jeff Dellatto. He walked us through the process and answered our endless questions. Jeff is a true professional and I would recommend him and NC&BS to anyone in need of their services. Jeff went above and beyond for our family numerous times, seemed to anticipate our concerns, and handled them with care. Thanks, Jeff.

Tom H.
Fort Myers, FL

Thank you for a job well done.

Bonnie A.
North Fort Myers, FL

I am so satisfied with the service provided by Jeff Dellatto and his team. Being out of state and not knowing what to do I was beside myself. Jeff walked me thru the process and made such a difficult time for me, so much easier. I felt so at ease with him and how he answered all my questions. Thank You, Jeff!!! I truly appreciated all you did for me.

Judy J.
Pittsburgh, PA

My husband passed away very suddenly and everyone was extremely kind. Jeffrey and staff took care of me like I was family. I would like to thank them all very much.

Patricia Y.
North Fort Myers, FL

Upon the passing of my Mother, I was numb. Jeffery Testerman was kind, professional and attentive. He took care of details and paperwork I hadn't thought about. He made the whole process of 'getting things done' stress-free for me. I appreciate him so much and would recommend him highly to care for you and your loved one. There is no one better.

Julinn L.
North Fort Myers, FL

During a very hard time for my family, National cremations did an absolutely fantastic job! Treated my family with absolute respect, and dignity. Jeffrey Testerman was an absolute god sent. He went above, and beyond of what he really needed to do. Thank you, Jeffrey, for everything you did for my family. I would recommend National Cremations to anyone.

Randolph P.
Fort Myers, FL

After my husband died, I went to the National Cremation in N. Fort Myers, FL, and met with Jeff Dellatto. He was very warm and sincere and very professional. He made me feel comfortable. He explained everything carefully and completely. My husband had made his arrangements 10 years before he passed away. From that experience, I used the NCBS here for my mother 4 years ago. I got my death certificates in a week, which I feel is very responsive. When my husband's remains were ready, they called me and could not have been nicer and so very compassionate. Everyone... Read More

After my husband died, I went to the National Cremation in N. Fort Myers, FL, and met with Jeff Dellatto. He was very warm and sincere and very professional. He made me feel comfortable. He explained everything carefully and completely. My husband had made his arrangements 10 years before he passed away. From that experience, I used the NCBS here for my mother 4 years ago. I got my death certificates in a week, which I feel is very responsive. When my husband’s remains were ready, they called me and could not have been nicer and so very compassionate. Everyone in the office offered their condolences and really made this so personal and easy.

Dotty J.

Dorothy J.
Fort Myers, FL

While it is inevitable that such arrangements must be made, they are never an easy thing to do. Knowing this, my Dad prearranged everything through this service ahead of time, certainly making things easier for us. When the time came, I was fortunate to have had Jefferey Testerman to walk me through. Jefferey is the consummate professional. I believe he truly understood the need for balance between getting the "job" done, which required urgency, expertise, and action, none of which I was equipped with at the time. I believe that Jefferey takes his role seriously and knows how important it... Read More

While it is inevitable that such arrangements must be made, they are never an easy thing to do. Knowing this, my Dad prearranged everything through this service ahead of time, certainly making things easier for us. When the time came, I was fortunate to have had Jefferey Testerman to walk me through.
Jefferey is the consummate professional. I believe he truly understood the need for balance between getting the “job” done, which required urgency, expertise, and action, none of which I was equipped with at the time.
I believe that Jefferey takes his role seriously and knows how important it is to navigate carefully. He made this potentially difficult and uncomfortable process about as painless and simple as I think it could have been. I am grateful for having drawn him to help us. He was truly helpful and of great value to me.
Sincerest thanks. Mike L.

Michael L.
North Fort Myers, FL

My husband passed away suddenly leaving us in shock. Jeffrey Testerman was such a support for my daughters and myself. Jeffrey walked us through the entire process with sympathy and humor as we shared our memories with him. With his help, we were able to set up the memorial service with just one day notice. He was able to connect with the US Navy to arrange for honors and taps. The cremation society made a terrible time in our lives easier.

Jodie T.
North Fort Myers, FL

From the moment he greeted us at the door, Jeffrey Testerman was an absolute delight to work with.  We were impressed with his friendliness, professionalism, confidence & compassion.  He never seemed hurried or bothered by any questions (even repeated ones).  We had pre-arranged everything for my mom but had not met Jeffery until this day.  By the time we left, we felt as though he was our friend & even scheduled an appointment to meet with him again to pre-plan our own cremation.  Rather than feeling morbid, gloomy, or filled with dread, Jeffrey made both meetings comfortable, pleasant, conversational & informative.  It... Read More

From the moment he greeted us at the door, Jeffrey Testerman was an absolute delight to work with.  We were impressed with his friendliness, professionalism, confidence & compassion.  He never seemed hurried or bothered by any questions (even repeated ones).  We had pre-arranged everything for my mom but had not met Jeffery until this day.  By the time we left, we felt as though he was our friend & even scheduled an appointment to meet with him again to pre-plan our own cremation.  Rather than feeling morbid, gloomy, or filled with dread, Jeffrey made both meetings comfortable, pleasant, conversational & informative.  It was so comforting to work with someone so knowledgeable and accommodating and sensitive to our needs at this difficult time.

 

Sherry B.
Cape Coral, FL

Dear Jeffrey, I wanted to thank you for all your help during this difficult time for me. You truly are so efficient, kind, and helpful. You were never too busy to talk to me.

Lillian Q.
North Fort Myers, FL

Both my stepmother and Dad passed away within 3 mos of each other. Jeffrey was amazing and made the process as easy as possible. He was compassionate and truly caring. My family appreciated his kindness and his knowledge. Thank You, Jeffrey

Chris S.
North Fort Myers, FL

My husband passed away suddenly with no warning.  Jeffrey Testerman met with me at the funeral home and explained everything in detail and then repeated it several times because I was so defeated by my husband's  death.  I had had a recommendation from a friend who had used their services before so I called and went there first. There was no need to go anywhere else.  After twenty minutes I knew it was the place for us.  My four adult children were with me and all agreed that Jeffrey would take care of everything.  And he did.  There was no... Read More

My husband passed away suddenly with no warning.  Jeffrey Testerman met with me at the funeral home and explained everything in detail and then repeated it several times because I was so defeated by my husband’s  death.  I had had a recommendation from a friend who had used their services before so I called and went there first. There was no need to go anywhere else.  After twenty minutes I knew it was the place for us.  My four adult children were with me and all agreed that Jeffrey would take care of everything.  And he did.  There was no pressure to upsell or make a quick decision though I was ready to commit very quickly.  Jeffrey and the staff really couldn’t do anything any better than they did.

Barbara T.
Fort Myers, FL.

Thank you so much for being so accommodating with my dad. I was very pleased from the beginning (sending a woman over to take care of him at the nursing home), to the middle (meeting you and your staff), to the end (home going service and picking up his remains). "Thank you" just doesn't seem to cut it, for what you gave me during one of my most difficult times. Trust me when I say, "you did my dad justice from beginning to end", I mean that with all my heart. Since I'm bad with names, please tell the young... Read More

Thank you so much for being so accommodating with my dad. I was very pleased from the beginning (sending a woman over to take care of him at the nursing home), to the middle (meeting you and your staff), to the end (home going service and picking up his remains).

“Thank you” just doesn’t seem to cut it, for what you gave me during one of my most difficult times. Trust me when I say, “you did my dad justice from beginning to end”, I mean that with all my heart.

Since I’m bad with names, please tell the young man that assisted you; I had fun and appreciated his professionalism. I will remember “Joshua” and everyone at National Cremation and Burial Society. God bless you always.

Venessa M.
North Fort Myers, FL

My father who resided in Ft Myers FL recently passed away.  I live in Southern California.  Jeffrey Testerman and the staff at National Cremation and Burial Society handled things beautifully on their end.  I have contacted them on emails and phone calls and was always helped out with my questions and concerns.  They made a trying time very peaceful for me and my family even at times when we were falling apart.  His passing was very hard on us but they made it a little bit easier to deal with.  Thank you.

Jami H
San Diego, CA

the unexpected loss of my wife left me shocked and the loss seemed unbearable. Jeff was very professional and helpful during this difficult time. His personal attention was exceptional and very much appreciated.

Doug R
N. Fort Myers FL.

The service and support offered to my family from the staff at National Cremation & Burial Society was beyond caring. I'm forever thankful for such a smooth transition for my loved one during the difficult time. I will definitely recommend the services of this organization to others and use in the future for my own needs. A special thanks to Joshua Shook the funeral director who handled my arrangements. Your service, compassion, and generosity are much appreciated. From the family of the late Victor E. Curry

Shantel W
North Fort Myers, FL

My mom found this service years ago, and prepaid for her cremation and other things she wanted. She lived in FL and just recently died and I live in a northern state. So, very far away. Jeffrey Testerman contacted me right away, offered condolences and explained what he needed from me. He made it very easy for me to send paperwork, license info, etc. He explained everything carefully and later when I changed my mind about something I purchased, he made the refund process smooth. No hassle. I would highly recommend working with Jeffrey Testerman (National Cremation and Burial Society).... Read More

My mom found this service years ago, and prepaid for her cremation and other things she wanted. She lived in FL and just recently died and I live in a northern state. So, very far away. Jeffrey Testerman contacted me right away, offered condolences and explained what he needed from me. He made it very easy for me to send paperwork, license info, etc. He explained everything carefully and later when I changed my mind about something I purchased, he made the refund process smooth. No hassle. I would highly recommend working with Jeffrey Testerman (National Cremation and Burial Society). Everything about this was made so smooth and easy. Especially given the distance, I was very appreciative of all his help.

Heidi L.
North Fort Myers, FL

When experiencing the loss of a close loved one, the road ahead can seem daunting.  What do we do now?  We knew a celebration of life would be held out of town, and my parents had already purchased their cremation kits. We thought that would be the extent of our experience with the cremation. We were wrong. Fortunately, we met with Jeffrey Testerman in the afternoon, after my mother passed away during the early morning hours. We were met with not only consolation and comfort, but a desire to know the "essence" of who my mom was. All of the... Read More

When experiencing the loss of a close loved one, the road ahead can seem daunting.  What do we do now?  We knew a celebration of life would be held out of town, and my parents had already purchased their cremation kits. We thought that would be the extent of our experience with the cremation.

We were wrong. Fortunately, we met with Jeffrey Testerman in the afternoon, after my mother passed away during the early morning hours. We were met with not only consolation and comfort, but a desire to know the “essence” of who my mom was. All of the questions we could have possibly had were answered in a thoughtful checklist of “things to do”. Jeffrey was extremely knowledgeable, and spelled everything out so that there were no questions left. How many death certificates, where to send them, an attorney we could contact? We left with all of the information needed. I had no idea this information would be provided from the funeral home.

Knowing someday I will experience this again, it’s such a help to know where to find guidance. Jeffrey was knowledgeable, courteous & professional. He seems perfectly suited to care for people grieving, or even preplanning. Thank you!

Cheryl Freeman
North Fort Myers, FL

My husband passed away in late February. We received the most exceptional, kind and thoughtful service from Jeffery Testerman. I cant think of anyone that I would rather have to work with at such a difficult time. His professionalism, advice and attention were unsurpassed.

Audrey Hopcia
North Fort Myers, FL

5 star service. I would recommend National Cremation and Burial Society to anyone.

Susan C.
North Fort Myers, FL

Thank you so much for going out of your way for us. I know in the business we are in you meet people who have become accustomed to dealing with loss everyday and find it hard to show compassion. I am just glad we were blessed with you. The compassion and kindness you have shown will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything. May God bless you in all you do in life.

Leslie and Family
North Fort Myers, FL

Oviedo, FL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

My family and I were very appreciative of Elizabeth for guiding us through this very hard time. Thank you.

Jack L.
Oviedo, FL

Elizabeth was wonderful to work with and she did a Great job with everything. I will recommend this location and service to everyone I know. After talking to another unscrupulous funeral home I was happy to work with Elizabeth who seems to be a very honest and caring person. Thank you Elizabeth!

Dale D.
Oviedo, FL

Having been our first experience with National Cremation & Burial Society, I must say it was superior. Everything was explained in detail, no question was left unanswered, no request was unreasonable. The patience and understanding from Elizabeth Franco was incredible. Nothing was ever an issue. Elizabeth went above and beyond to assist our family and see to it that we had everything we needed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Karen C.
Oviedo, FL

The National Cremation Society that my dad had prepaid for was a big help when he passed away this month. Stephen Barreto with the Oviedo office contacted us after he died and was so compassionate, patient and kind to me during such a difficult time. He assured me every step of the way and I appreciated how much of a help he was taking care of all the questions that I never thought of. I highly recommend this company to those making arrangements for their family.

Sandy G.
Oviedo, FL

My wife and I joined the National Cremation Society in the year 2009. Ten years later, when the need arose, the attention and service were outstanding.

Allan D.
Lakeland, FL

Stephen did an excellent job with the service. The memorial for my father went very well. Stephen and the rest of the staff were incredibly kind and understanding throughout the process as well.

Andrew B.
Oviedo, FL

Stephen was great! With this being my first time handling a funeral he made it very easy and answered all my questions.

Trevor P.
Orlando, FL

The whole process was amazingly simple. Stephen was very understanding and easy to work with. Thank You.

Nancy T. & Jack D.
Oviedo, FL

After the unexpected death of our daughter, Funeral Director Stephen ** guided us and assisted us with all of our needs. He coordinated with another funeral home to assist in the process due to the distance between our home and hers. He guarded and respected our privacy when we met in his office to discuss the details and make sensible decisions. He explained every detail. We didn't have to worry about a thing as he took care of everything. He continues to be available to assist us, answer questions and provide support.

Valerie H.
New Smyrna, FL

Stephen was so caring and sensitive at our meeting with my children and myself planning the funeral of my husband, and our children's dad that we all felt like Stephen also felt the loss and we were all family in planning this difficult Farewell to the Man we Loved So Much. Stephen made the "Funeral Home" feel so loving it was like "home" we could discuss whatever we were thinking and Stephen understood our Broken Hearts. Thank you, Stephen

Diane O.
Orlando, FL

With the passing of my mother on January 31, all I really knew was she had pre-paid for her service with National Cremation Society. After making a few calls to various areas, I finally got an answer in their Tampa office who immediately told me that New Smyrna was in the Oviedo area. With one answer of the phone, NCS took over the entire situation with speed and professionalism. Stephen and his entire staff handled everything from pickup to shipment of the remains to Pennsylvania. My wife and I couldn't be more grateful and are now considering having NCS handle... Read More

With the passing of my mother on January 31, all I really knew was she had pre-paid for her service with National Cremation Society. After making a few calls to various areas, I finally got an answer in their Tampa office who immediately told me that New Smyrna was in the Oviedo area. With one answer of the phone, NCS took over the entire situation with speed and professionalism. Stephen and his entire staff handled everything from pickup to shipment of the remains to Pennsylvania. My wife and I couldn’t be more grateful and are now considering having NCS handle our passing.

Jim M.
Oviedo, FL

This funeral home was phenomenal. From the moment we arrived, they welcomed us and joined us in our pain. We were able to ease the pain smoothly with easy service planning. The day of them was VERY attentive. Stephen especially was a great gentleman always making sure if we needed anything. Constantly offering us water or napkins. I HIGHLY recommend this location to everyone. They touch everything with generous love and care and that is the best in such a difficult moment. They share the pain with you and help you along the way with both economic prices and create... Read More

This funeral home was phenomenal. From the moment we arrived, they welcomed us and joined us in our pain. We were able to ease the pain smoothly with easy service planning. The day of them was VERY attentive. Stephen especially was a great gentleman always making sure if we needed anything. Constantly offering us water or napkins. I HIGHLY recommend this location to everyone. They touch everything with generous love and care and that is the best in such a difficult moment. They share the pain with you and help you along the way with both economic prices and create a comfort zone for you and your family. Thank you so much for your love and support.

Daniella E.
Oviedo, FL

After the unexpected death of a family member, we were overwhelmed with the process of laying her to rest. Like anyone on a budget, I started calling around to get prices. It felt like an insensitive thing to do but cremation/burials is a competitive business, and believe me, the costs are startling. But then I called Oviedo's National Cremation & Burial Society and their direct cremation option were surprisingly affordable - literally thousands less than the other local providers. Our family member made it known she wanted her ashes scattered at sea so a direct cremation worked for us. They... Read More

After the unexpected death of a family member, we were overwhelmed with the process of laying her to rest. Like anyone on a budget, I started calling around to get prices. It felt like an insensitive thing to do but cremation/burials is a competitive business, and believe me, the costs are startling. But then I called Oviedo’s National Cremation & Burial Society and their direct cremation option were surprisingly affordable – literally thousands less than the other local providers. Our family member made it known she wanted her ashes scattered at sea so a direct cremation worked for us. They even had biodegradable urns for sea burials. I had made my decision. Elizabeth Franco was the service manager who held our hands through this distressing time. She was kind, informative, and efficient. She maintained communication with us throughout the process and ensured we knew about all the keepsakes/services that their business provides to help preserve a memory. When we opted in, she offered guidance. When we opted out, she didn’t push. She replaced our stress with a sense of calm and that in itself was priceless. Elizabeth exemplifies what it means to serve during a time of crisis and hardship. I highly recommend Elizabeth and National Cremation & Burial Society.

Note: As of March 2019, this business uses Woodlawn Crematory.

Juan C.
Oviedo, FL

Stephen Barreto was very helpful with all our needs. He made sure every detail was right and helped us every step of the way. He was pivotal important at a crucial time in our lives. He and the staff there are excellent.

Greg T.
Oviedo Fl

I greatly appreciated Mallory Johnson being so kind and efficient with the passing of my husband. She was also so time accommodating when arranging to pick up his ashes.

Donna A.
Cocoa, FL.

Stephen, the director, was very helpful and empathetic to my family during the very difficult time of burying a loved one. At every step, he was knowledgeable, helpful, understanding, and not pushy. I would highly recommend this location for your needs.

Kory V.
Oviedo, FL

National Cremation Society was recommended to us by friends who had previously secured their services. The local representative, Stephen Barreto was both knowledgeable and helpful. I was able to submit the majority of information over the phone. Stephen had all of our paperwork ready when we arrived at the Oviedo office. He explained everything in detail. The kind staff at National Cremation is the major reason they have so many positive reviews. Thank you, Stephen and everyone at the Oviedo location.

Doug M.
Oviedo, FL

Chris with National Cremation in Oviedo made a very difficult time so much easier! Very genuine and caring. Funeral expenses were reasonable compared to others in the area. We were so grateful for Chris's knowledge and assistance with this difficult process. Everything went smoothly and with Chis's assistance, we were able to focus on celebrating our loved one's life instead of being burdened with overwhelming details.

Cally H.
Apopka, FL

After the sudden passing of my wife, Caren, I contacted National Cremation. They met me at the hospital and set up an appointment with Mr. Stephen Barreto. He was very professional, knowledgeable, caring and while treating me with the utmost respect, he very patiently explained all my options. Within a very short period, all the arrangements were made and only five days later I received the urn in preparation for a Memorial Service at their location. Although we had a larger than expected turnout, Mr. Barreto went out of his way to accommodate everyone. His assistance and that of the... Read More

After the sudden passing of my wife, Caren, I contacted National Cremation. They met me at the hospital and set up an appointment with Mr. Stephen Barreto. He was very professional, knowledgeable, caring and while treating me with the utmost respect, he very patiently explained all my options. Within a very short period, all the arrangements were made and only five days later I received the urn in preparation for a Memorial Service at their location. Although we had a larger than expected turnout, Mr. Barreto went out of his way to accommodate everyone. His assistance and that of the staff was simply outstanding and very much appreciated. Altogether, Mr. Barreto while very compassionate made the whole experience as painless as possible.

Gerard G.
Orlando, FL

I called National Cremation from the hospital when my wife unexpectantly passed away. A representative met me at the hospital within an hour to get the process started. A day later I met with Stephen ** who was extremely helpful in guiding me through the cremation process. He was very professional, knowledgeable, caring, and friendly which made the task so much easier. His help and that of the staff at the Memorial Service was simply outstanding.

Gerard G.
Orlando, FL

My dad had a contract with National Cremation and when he passed away, we called them. We spoke with Mallory and she answered all our questions. She was super nice about everything, knowledgeable and put us at ease with the process. She made the whole thing a lot better than it would have been had she been not as accommodating to our questions. Nobody was prepared for a tough time such as this and she made a difference as well as the receptionist who already knew my name every time I called. It takes a special person to do the... Read More

My dad had a contract with National Cremation and when he passed away, we called them. We spoke with Mallory and she answered all our questions. She was super nice about everything, knowledgeable and put us at ease with the process. She made the whole thing a lot better than it would have been had she been not as accommodating to our questions. Nobody was prepared for a tough time such as this and she made a difference as well as the receptionist who already knew my name every time I called. It takes a special person to do the job, and it takes an extra special person to do it well and almost change the tone of the situation from something that’s horrible to something that’s tolerable. There were quite a few little details that I wanted to take care of that I came up with later and Mallory always took my calls.

After everything was said and done, and when we already had my dad’s remains, she called just to see how we were doing to see if we had any more questions which I found to be absolutely beyond my expectations. National Cremation provided top-notch service. I have no complaints and only compliments to them. We were very happy with the service and the help. It was an excellent experience.

Scott E.
Lakeland, FL

They were so nice and so patient and I got everything done in time I really appreciate you guys and what you guys did for my family thank you so much.

Traci S.
Oviedo, FL

After my father's passing from an accidental fall, my sister and I were not only hurting profoundly but were very confused as to what was going to happen in the next few days. The day after his passing we reached out to Ms. Mallory Johnson with the Oviedo, FL branch of National Cremation & Burial Services. After answering a lot of our immediate questions, we scheduled an appointment for the next day. It takes a special person to put you at ease at a moment as difficult as your father's passing. Mallory did just that. My sister, my cousin and... Read More

After my father’s passing from an accidental fall, my sister and I were not only hurting profoundly but were very confused as to what was going to happen in the next few days. The day after his passing we reached out to Ms. Mallory Johnson with the Oviedo, FL branch of National Cremation & Burial Services. After answering a lot of our immediate questions, we scheduled an appointment for the next day. It takes a special person to put you at ease at a moment as difficult as your father’s passing. Mallory did just that. My sister, my cousin and I had the whole process explained in detail and every one of our questions was answered with patience, compassion and a clear understanding of the pain we were going through. We could not have chosen a better person to help us get through what we thought was going to be a horrible process. With Mallory’s help, we understood exactly what was going to happen, who was going to be involved and when it was going to take place. With a job like Mallory’s you have to have a vocation and a deep love for what you do, and she certainly does. I also have to say that I was deeply touched by the fact that every time I called, Miranda at the front desk would greet me by name. That was a special and personal touch that I appreciated very much. You guys did a wonderful, special job that we will always appreciate and remember. You were all there for us when we needed it the most. Thank you so, so much. Scott, Michelle, and Jackie

Scott E.
Orlando, FL

My parents bought pre-paid National Cremation Services. Upon Dad's passing, Steven was kind and helpful to Mom. He was not pushy about asking Mom to buy services not covered by her contract. One possible improvement would be for Steven to have looked up the contract before we arrived.

Jill M.
Oviedo, FL

Steven was very kind and compassionate...mom had pre-paid for arrangements which made it very easy for me..the day my mom passed away the team from National Cremation arrived to pick up my mom and they were so caring it made the process tolerable...all paperwork was done efficiently and everything was ready when I went to pick up her remains

Sharon M.
Oviedo, FL

The service I received from Stephen ** was a comfort during this difficult time in my life. He was kind, friendly and extremely knowledgeable and he made the entire process of honoring my mother's wishes as painless as possible.

Lynne W.
Orlando, FL

There is nothing negative for me to report. We visited a seminar to discuss our final arrangements and I decided, to proceed with the plan for cremation at the time of my passing. My wife has still not decided what she wants to do. The company representative was extremely professional and personable.

Richard S.
Poinciana, FL

The agent (Ron **) was most professional, helpful, understanding, and most thorough in securing my contract. I greatly appreciated the "non-over-aggressive sales approach", but rather a sincere-concerning future planning approach. All was completed in a most timely and accurate manner with written confirmations.

Duane T.
Melbourne, FL

Your representative Renae ** was very patient, explained things well and allowed us to ask questions. We were pleased with the quick way we received the urns. Thank you very much for providing a convenient solution for this need.

Jean L.
St. Cloud, FL

Steve and the staff were so professional and treated our family with respect. They were very comforting and was able to help us through this process at a very difficult time. They were able to answer our questions and make helpful recommendations. Thank you.

Becky P.
Oviedo, FL

Mr. Chris ** was very very good at handling me and my son, Howard, I could not ask for anyone better who was so passionate and caring. It was such a pleasure dealing with him. It made arrangements run smoothly at a time of grieving. I was very happy that I picked your company.

Marion O.
Miami, FL

Very professional. All individuals that I dealt with were kind, patient and easy to talk with regarding this sad and unknown situation. Highly recommend.

Sue
Oviedo FL

Not easy saying goodbye to my daughter Karen, but Robin Fisher made a very difficult process much easier than I expected. Very professional, competent and caring. Thanks, Robin.

Walter K.
Oviedo, FL

Robin Fisher and all the staff at the Oviedo location are consummate professionals who are a credit to their calling. You have taken care of our family for the second time and we cannot press our thanks adequately. Most of my family members are signed up with national Cremation secure in the knowledge that when our time comes they will take care of our families. Mike

Michael M.
Oviedo, FL

I'm 100% pleased

Roy T.
Oviedo, FL

I knew that making funeral arrangements for my husband would be a very painful task, but Stephan Barreto, at National Cremation in Oviedo, Fl., made the experience pain free. His compassion and understanding are to be commended. From start to finish, he was thorough and never made me feel the pain I felt in my heart. Thank you so much...I am so very grateful.

Vittoria B.
Oviedo, Fl.

VERY GOOD BUSINESS! wonderful. Will be using this for my own funeral someday ;)

Terri W.
Longwood, FL

My mother died two weeks ago, and the team at National Cremation were patient, timely, and flexible--in short, professional--with me and my sister, concerning my mother's pre-arranged details.  It was tough for us, but less tough than it might've been, thanks to National Cremation down in Oviedo.  Thanks again.

Robert H.
Deltona, FL

Chris Rhodes has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process.

Shonda T
San Francisco, CA

My mother death was a sudden  shock  to us .She passed away on June 14, 2017 .It was a very difficult moment for all of us in the family! Chris was with us every step of the way even after regular business hours, he did such a fantastic job  from the initial of my 1st call he help  us  to pick up the right  casket till the end of the process On behalf of my family .I would like to thank the entire staff of Oviedo National Cremation & particularly Chris for his professionalism, kindness support .I  would  highly recommend... Read More

My mother death was a sudden  shock  to us .She passed away on June 14, 2017 .It was a very difficult moment for all of us in the family! Chris was with us every step of the way even after regular business hours, he did such a fantastic job  from the initial of my 1st call he help  us  to pick up the right  casket till the end of the process On behalf of my family .I would like to thank the entire staff of Oviedo National Cremation & particularly Chris for his professionalism, kindness support .I  would  highly recommend them to others for funeral arrangements

Carline B
Orlando, FL

It was a difficult time when my grandmother passed. Chris demonstrated outstanding customer service! He is extremly professional and will go above and beyond to ensure his clients are pleased.Furthermore, the staff are extremely  and very helpful. I highly recommend National Cremation Oviedo, if you need to make funeral arrangements.

Careena B
Orlando, FL

My father recently passed last week and Robin Fisher was excellent through the entire process. She was able to guide me through the process and even arranged a small viewing for my out of town family in a very short notice. My father looked great when they arrived and I can tell he was in good hands. The cremation process was quick and I had my father's remains back home where he belongs. I can't say enough about how great this place is and the people that are there to help me through this very difficult time. Thank you Robin.

Norma M
Chuluota, Florida

Chris and his staff were very helpful when my Mother passed. It was a very difficult time and Chris was responsive to all our needs even after regular business hours. He guided me through the process of cremation and helped facilitate the appropriate paperwork and transport of my Mother's cremains. I would recommend Chris and his staff to anyone.

Donna P
Boyne City, MI

I want to Thank Chris for the outstanding service during such a difficult time in our life, Chris was very understanding and not pushy at all for our needs. He was very helpful. I would most definitely recommend this place of service.

Donna D
Oviedo, FL

We recently loss a family member to a car accident so it was very devastating for all of us. However, we are very thankful to have worked with the National Cremation & Burial Center in Oviedo. Mr. Chris Rhodes who is the director here was very patience in listening to our family's wishes and accommodating them (even the unusual wishes due to our cultural beliefs). We also worked with Mr. Steven who was just as compassionate and helpful. Both Chris and Steven have went out of their way to make this event as painless for our family as possible. Thank... Read More

We recently loss a family member to a car accident so it was very devastating for all of us. However, we are very thankful to have worked with the National Cremation & Burial Center in Oviedo. Mr. Chris Rhodes who is the director here was very patience in listening to our family’s wishes and accommodating them (even the unusual wishes due to our cultural beliefs). We also worked with Mr. Steven who was just as compassionate and helpful. Both Chris and Steven have went out of their way to make this event as painless for our family as possible. Thank you Chris and Steven for the great work that you do!!!

Nikki D.
Oviedo, FL

Very professional, caring and accomodating.

Brandy R
Oviedo, FL

After losing my wife National Cremation took care of all the details as requested. They were very considerate to my feelings and kept me up to date on all the things that were being done. We appreciate their service. Would recommend to anyone.

R.W.
Oviedo, FL

We are the Curry family out of Lakeland, Florida and my dad had made pre-arrangements with National Cremation in Oviedo, Florida years ago. He recently passed rather suddenly so the shock and sadness as to be expected was a big blow to our family. I made the call and decided to schedule a sit down meeting in person so we could grasp all of the details of what we needed to expect and do plus we needed an understanding on how this entire process works. We met with Stephen Barreto on 5/1/17 and I have to say he handled himself... Read More

We are the Curry family out of Lakeland, Florida and my dad had made pre-arrangements with National Cremation in Oviedo, Florida years ago. He recently passed rather suddenly so the shock and sadness as to be expected was a big blow to our family. I made the call and decided to schedule a sit down meeting in person so we could grasp all of the details of what we needed to expect and do plus we needed an understanding on how this entire process works. We met with Stephen Barreto on 5/1/17 and I have to say he handled himself and this situation we are going through with amazing compassion, dignity and comfort to my family and we could not thank him enough. After we were completed my elderly mom had to hug him and exchanged kisses on the cheek with him because she dreaded this moment and we left there with complete gratitude and trust and peace. National Cremation certainly picked the right man for this job with a gifted ability to make his clients feel like human beings and not just a job. Thanks Stephen, we won’t forget you!

Scott C.
Oviedo, FL

My father passed away April 2017. He had prepaid his cremation services through National Cremation in Oviedo, Florida many years prior. I met with Stephen Barreto at an appointed time. He had the file in hand, and all of the paperwork ready to start the information gathering process. He kept in constant communication through out the process, and every little special request and detail was in order when I went to pick up my father's remains. He assisted with the death certificate process, ensured the certificates were sent to me in New Jersey, and provided an overall sense of reassurance... Read More

My father passed away April 2017. He had prepaid his cremation services through National Cremation in Oviedo, Florida many years prior. I met with Stephen Barreto at an appointed time. He had the file in hand, and all of the paperwork ready to start the information gathering process. He kept in constant communication through out the process, and every little special request and detail was in order when I went to pick up my father’s remains. He assisted with the death certificate process, ensured the certificates were sent to me in New Jersey, and provided an overall sense of reassurance that everything would be, and was, taken care of. I highly recommend National Cremation be it Oviedo, or any other location, as the staff was courteous, well trained, and a pleasure to interact with. Thank you so much to Steven Barreto for your kindness, patience, and attention to detail. You made everything perfect.

Ann S
Oviedo, FL

I was fortunate enough to have Stephen Barreto assist me in making cremation arrangements for my husband, Robert H. Shaffer. Mr. Barreto was efficient and professional. He even arranged for the service at Cape Canaveral National Memorial Cemetery, in Mims, Florida. During this difficult time, his constant vigilance put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend National Cremation Services and Mr. Barreto to my friends and family. THANK YOU, MR. BARRETO!

Joye Shaffer
Oviedo, FL

If you are looking for an establishment to walk you through the entire process of the loss of a loved one, with the very minimum of stress, call these people.  Stephen and staff are incredible.  The had answers to all of our questions, were extremely respectful, very kind, and took charge on many of the behind the scenes steps.  The professionalism and kindness allowed us to focus on grieving for our mother, and not get caught up in paperwork.

Dawn S.
Oviedo, FL

Very pleasant experience. Stephen and staff were very nice and made the process as easy as possible. They went above and beyond to help me and make sure everything was taken care of. This was my first experience having to go to a funeral home and Stephen guided me through the entire process and explained everything well.

Angelina R.
Oviedo, FL

I brought a really good friend here and met Chris he took us in and help her every step of the way. Also gave both of us his cell phone and told us day or night if we needed anything to call as I was the one taking care of it for her as we all know its a hard time for everyone. If anyone needs anything I you say go by the National Cremation as they make you feel very special as did they staff. I just want to thank Chris and his staff for there kindness at this... Read More

I brought a really good friend here and met Chris he took us in and help her every step of the way. Also gave both of us his cell phone and told us day or night if we needed anything to call as I was the one taking care of it for her as we all know its a hard time for everyone. If anyone needs anything I you say go by the National Cremation as they make you feel very special as did they staff. I just want to thank Chris and his staff for there kindness at this time of need. Thank you again.

Maria, David and Susan
Oviedo, FL

My father had a massive stroke while on vacation in California. With one phone call, he was taken care of, delivered back to a local funeral home in Brevard County, Florida. We were kept in the loop every step of the way. 5 years later my mother passed at home. The central Florida office came to the house and took care of everything. They removed my mothers jewelry, which I hadn't even thought of, and took my mother away. Before leaving, he asked me if there were any questions. He stayed and answered all my questions. And, again, they kept... Read More

My father had a massive stroke while on vacation in California. With one phone call, he was taken care of, delivered back to a local funeral home in Brevard County, Florida. We were kept in the loop every step of the way.

5 years later my mother passed at home. The central Florida office came to the house and took care of everything. They removed my mothers jewelry, which I hadn’t even thought of, and took my mother away. Before leaving, he asked me if there were any questions. He stayed and answered all my questions. And, again, they kept me in the loop the whole way. She was delivered back to me by a wonderful woman who listened to me fumble and ramble.

My take away from those?….best thing my parents did for me. I didn’t have to make any decisions. It was all taken care of. Thank you National Cremation Society. You took the emotional trauma and made it smooth and stress free.

Mary
Oviedo, Florida

Port Charlotte, FL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

I must say that I was initially skeptical when my elderly parents presented my sister and me with the National Cremation Society package. However, after my father's recent passing I will say that my mother, sister and I were very pleased with the results. Everyone we came in contact with, especially Gloria Yanni, was patient, thorough, professional and above all, compassionate. It says a lot about an organization that delivers on what they say they will do, and when they will do it. We are so appreciative of care and convenience during a difficult time for our family.

Jim M.
Port Charlotte, FL

I can’t imagine any better service than what we received from Gloria at the Port Charlotte, Florida office. She communicated to us with so much compassion. She answered all our questions thoroughly and gave us very good answers to us that we could understand. I would recommend National Cremation to everyone. They made a sad situation easier to deal with. Janice M.

Janice M.
Port Charlotte, Florida

Our family appreciates the care and compassion of Gloria as we faced the loss our loved one. She was understanding of our needs and was very accommodating. Thank you so much.

Barbara D.
Port Charlotte, FL

Spoke with Millie this morning (7/10/19) and she was so very helpful in setting up the shipment of my brother-in-law's remains. Brittany took all of my information and was thorough and very efficient. Kuddos to Millie and Brittany for the excellent customer service!! You know how to treat your customers!

Sonya C.
Port Charlotte, FL

Pauline, I wanted to let them know how kind you were and that you made a terrible situation less stressful. Thank you so much.

Mary N.
Port Charlotte, FL

Thanks for your outstanding service. I have no complaints.

Betty N.
Port Charlotte, FL

My parents chose the National Cremation Society 30 some odd years ago and had all the paperwork done ahead of time. We really appreciated what they did. And we really appreciate Millie for taking care of everything and being such a professional at her job.

Wendy F.
Venice, FL

My Daughter & myself could not have been more thankful for the Service we got from Pauline G. She took care of everything, I mean EVERYTHING. Thank you NCS. Pauline Lyon, Kristi Lyon Trickett.

Paul L.
Port Charlotte, FL

I Choose To See Death As Simply Removing A Garment Or Moving From One Room To Another...It's Merely A Transition... On Feb. 15th I was honored by the family to be allowed to be with a very wonderful friend, who became my sister under the skin, Jenean Butler of Port Charlotte when she took her last breath in the trauma unit at BayFront. No one had a clue to what the next step was. I called National Cremation in PC and within 45 minutes of her passing with the help, knowledge, and tenderness of Pauline, the stress of knowing the... Read More

I Choose To See Death As Simply Removing A Garment Or Moving From One Room To Another…It’s Merely A Transition… On Feb. 15th I was honored by the family to be allowed to be with a very wonderful friend, who became my sister under the skin, Jenean Butler of Port Charlotte when she took her last breath in the trauma unit at BayFront. No one had a clue to what the next step was. I called National Cremation in PC and within 45 minutes of her passing with the help, knowledge, and tenderness of Pauline, the stress of knowing the next steps for cremation was in order. We all exhaled a breath of relief. They were there and I am glad that they are in so many ways: during the initial shock, making arrangements, and follow up after cremation. I give their service a 12-star rating. Tonya M.

Tonya M.
Port Charlotte, FL

Excellent service, clearly knowledgeable, zero pressure. We enjoyed our experience so much that we have referred to other family members. What a gift to leave to loved ones! Thanks, Fran, you’re good at what you do.

Anne C.
Lakeland, FL

Gloria was wonderful. I contacted NC prior to my father's death. I had never needed to make arrangements for a loved one or anyone else before. Gloria was gentle and thorough and explained everything. She coordinated with the hospice team. I was grateful for all her help and kind words. Meeting Gloria in person only confirmed my instincts that this was where I wanted my father to be cremated. She did not rush me through the paperwork; she again was gentle but thorough. I truly appreciated her guidance.

Kimberly S.
Port Charlotte, FL

No one is ever ready for the loss of their loved ones. National Cremation guided me and explained each step that would be taken. I will never forget the warmth that Pauline Grossnickle showed me when it was so badly needed.

Maxine R.
Port Charlotte, FL

Gloria was very helpful and understanding.

R. Brian
Port Charlotte, FL

The National Cremation team was wonderful. They took care of everything. I was less than a broken person and Gloria took care of me. She was patient, kind and she was not pushy. She did not try to sell me anything I didn't want or couldn’t afford. She let me change my mind. Gloria took care of contacting social security. She reminded me of everything I needed to do such as following up on my husband’s benefits and the other pensions that he got.

Barbara B.
North Port, FL

My husband and I decided to attend a seminar given by Sheila **. She was very informative. We signed up, received our boxes and cards. The experience was painless. I would definitely recommend to a friend. In fact, I have!

Jill D.
Punta Gorda, FL

I dealt with National from 3000 miles away and it was done with efficiency and timely. They fulfilled my requests without difficulty. They were polite and courteous and responded to my phone calls in a timely manner.

Vivian D.
Fountain Valley, CA

When a parent puts his child to rest, there is no consolation. Millie and the entire team at National Cremation were the most professional and compassionate people I could have ever dreamed of. From the time I walked in the front door to the day I said goodbye, I was received and treated with sincere compassion. I will never forget these wonderful people and what they did for me to make a very difficult time a little easier on me. God bless each and every one of you with a special blessing to Millie. Thank all of you.

Clayton D.
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

I lost my husband on 7/24/18, I went to a National and was taken care of by Gloria Yanni. I can only say she helped me like I was the broken person I was. My husband’s services were absolutely beautiful. If I had to do this, then I need to thank Gloria for making it as easy as possible.

Barbara B.
Port Charlotte, FL

My family recently worked with Pauline Grossnickle at the Port Charlotte facility. I was impressed with her expertise and compassion and given a short time frame to make arrangements, with her willingness to arrange her schedule to meet our needs. The entire staff was professional and kind. Everything happened exactly as Pauline had indicated it would, and I would recommend this office to anybody looking for cremation services for self or loved ones.

John C.
Story City, IA

My husband and I were visiting Florida and we saw a National Cremation ad in a newspaper. We've talked about cremation so I made an appointment. We loved the presentation and signed up for it. It was everything we were looking for. I liked the opportunity to make payments with their pre-plan services. Sometime after my husband and I joined and started making our payments, we were staying at our son's home for a vacation and my daughter-in-law's grandmother and step-grandfather were there and I told them about National Cremation and they also became members. In 2017, my daughter-in-law's grandmother... Read More

My husband and I were visiting Florida and we saw a National Cremation ad in a newspaper. We’ve talked about cremation so I made an appointment. We loved the presentation and signed up for it. It was everything we were looking for. I liked the opportunity to make payments with their pre-plan services. Sometime after my husband and I joined and started making our payments, we were staying at our son’s home for a vacation and my daughter-in-law’s grandmother and step-grandfather were there and I told them about National Cremation and they also became members. In 2017, my daughter-in-law’s grandmother passed away and she was picked up by somebody from the National Cremation.

Then on the 19th of April, I was with my daughter-in-law’s step-grandfather when he passed away at my son’s home and the National Cremation was called and from the moment their two young representatives arrived in minutes after they left, I couldn’t have been more pleased and more proud of the way he was treated. They made the bed after they put him on their gurney, so when we walked back into the bedroom, it wasn’t visualized where he died. The way those two young men came and presented themselves, their dress and their personality were wonderful. And I have told numerous people just how wonderful the whole thing was.

Victoria G.
Port Charlotte, FL

In 2014 my husband and I. Joined the National Cremation Society, we talked to several friends regarding National Cremation Society. In 2015 they joined. On April 19, 2018, Mr. Church passed away in my son's home, with many of us being by his side. After the hospice nurse came to pronounce his passing the National Cremation Society was called. My heart and mind are still overjoyed with the care and respect our dear friend received from the two men that came to retrieve his body 💕 They were dressed in black dress pants and soft blue long sleeve dress shirts,... Read More

In 2014 my husband and I. Joined the National Cremation Society, we talked to several friends regarding National Cremation Society. In 2015 they joined. On April 19, 2018, Mr. Church passed away in my son’s home, with many of us being by his side. After the hospice nurse came to pronounce his passing the National Cremation Society was called. My heart and mind are still overjoyed with the care and respect our dear friend received from the two men that came to retrieve his body 💕 They were dressed in black dress pants and soft blue long sleeve dress shirts, kind of matched our feelings. They spoke soft and kind and respectful. One of the men filled out paperwork and talked to family members kind of kept us busy while the other gentleman prepared our loved one to be removed from the home. We were asked if Mr. Church was a veteran and we said yes, we were then told there would be an American flag draped over the body from his chest down, the two men brought our loved one from his bedroom into the living room , face uncovered, the rest of his body was covered with a beautiful blue soft blanket, a small bouquet of flowers were placed under the blanket near his shoulder, and his body was draped in an American flag. We were offered to take as much time as we neede to say our goodbyes, when we were done with our goodbyes the men removed a section of the blue blanket that had been tucked under our loved ones head and covered his head ever so gently, the two men then took the gurney out our front door and placed it in a beautiful white vehicle, we were told the vehicles’ soft flashing lights would remain on until they were out of the neighborhood. The entire procedure was awesome. I am very happy to know my husband and I will be treated so kindly.

Richard and Victoria G.
Port Charlotte, FL

Excellent company to deal with. I highly recommend them. Gloria ** in Port Charlotte, Florida - Excellent. Was caring, compassionate, explained everything - made us feel good. Even my daughters were very impressed.

Hugo D.
Saline, MI

Michael Weakland helped me and our family through a very difficult and stressful time with consistent kindness, courtesy, and consideration. He handled every request immediately and attended to every detail. We thank him and recommend him wholeheartedly.

Jane K.
Port Charlotte, FL

thank you from the bottom of my heart Gloria was very kind and caring

Donna K.
Port Charlotte, FL

Millie Coughlin and The National Cremation Society are both 5 Star.  Millie provided us with all the information we needed and made a trying time much easier.  Millie is truly a blessing.  The National Cremation Society will always be our number 1 recommendation to family and friends.

Robin L.
San Francisco, CA

I can't begin to express the way Millie Coughlin and her team helped me and my daughter-in-law get through this difficult time. Millie was kind and compassionate, helping to make the final arrangements for my husband, Robert. Her professional demeanor was enlighting. I would like to thank the two young gentlemen who took care of the transport of my husand. They were very professional and very thoughtful in the way they handled everything. It made the whole process easier to cope with at the time. We are so glad we chose National Cremation.

Donna S
Port Charlotte, FL

We lost our mom 3 months ago and with Millie Coughlin's professionalism and compassion, we were able to get through this difficult time. She walked us through each of the steps without any hesitation. She was very caring and genuine. We thank you.

Eileen S
Port Charlotte, FL

I lost my wife after a long battle, but the end came more suddenly and unexpectedly than I was prepared for.. John Anders and Millie Coughlin worked with me to get everything prepared and covered which put my mind at ease, as much as it could be at a time like that. I am very thankful and appreciative of their care and understanding at a time when I was barely able to function.. Thank You...

Terence C
Arcadia, FL

From the sales rep who visited us when we first bought a cremation package, to wonderful gentlemen who came to pick up my father in law, to the incredible office staff, National Cremation Society has been a blessing.  We couldn't have asked for more caring, efficient service. Pop passed on a Wednesday and we had his remains and the death certificates in our care within 7 days. The service they offer is hands down one of the best and I would recommend them to anyone looking for cremation services!!!

Shannon P
North Port, FL

Ms. Coughlin provided compassionate and excellent service during the entire process. She is a wonderful person and I completely recommend her to anyone needing her assistance during these sad and confusing times

Thomas Harp
Port Charlottte,FL

I live in Michigan. I was the sole caregiver for my Aunt Joan who lived in Florida with no family there. Millie Coughlin at National Cremation Society was so kind to me and took care of my Aunts cremation with kindness and caring. Gloria at the same office greeted us when we arrived to Florida to retrieve my Aunts ashes. I can't say enough good things about The National Cremation society... Thank you for everything.

Catherine Stewart
Port Charlotte, FL

Millie Coughlin provided superb service while we dealt with the passing of my father in Port Charlotte, FL.  She informed us about the excellent services provided by the National Cremation Society and what to expect throughout the process.  The entire staff was very professional and have already recommended their service to many family and friends.

John C
Arlington, VA

Millie Coughlin assisted us in making arrangements for my Father-in-Law who passed away at the age of 94. Her compassion and professionalism made our experience progress smoothly. Her heartfelt attitude was extremely appreciated. We were also impressed with the staff and the comfort they provided. Her assistance with his burial at the Sarasota National Cemetery for Veterans was exceptional. Thank you so very much.

Lois Weiss
Port Charlotte, FL

Dianna H. was wonderful 8 years ago when we made our pre-arrangements. Lisa L. was the funeral director at the time of need. Both very knowledgeable and truthful. Everything went smoothly, my family is able to support each other without any issues over "who's going to pay". NCS fulfilled all the pre-arranged service and did not cost us any more.

Anthony Romanov
Clearwater, FL

Our contact person at NCS was Gloria Yanni. She was very professional and efficient. Our brother had died and we had no family in Florida. We elected Cremation. We were able to process the paperwork over internet. The process including receiving the ashes was 8 days. The cost was very reasonable.

Lary Jones
Port Charlotte, FL

I cannot express more sincerely my thanks to Millie Coughlin in the Port Charlotte office for her careful and professional manner in which she tended me recently.

Gwyneth Jeanette Simmons
Port Charlotte, FL

We used this company about a year ago when my father passed away. Millie took great care of us. She never pushed us into anything and was so compassionate with the whole process. She was so easy to work with. I would highly recommend this company and ask for Millie. I live In Illinois, I just wish this company was near my home town. Also after dealing with this whole process it really opened my eyes to several things and how I want to have things handled for me.

Sally G.
Port Charlotte, FL

Ruskin, FL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

My mother Beryl recently passed away. Your staff was all very friendly and supportive. Getting through the paperwork was made easy and friendly. Great job Julie! Nice meeting and working with you. Ken H.

Ken H.
Ruskin, FL

Recently I was called upon to handle the affairs of a longtime friend. Luckily, my friend had made arrangements beforehand, but there were still some details to work out. Julie Smith made herself available and was willing to help me with each decision. It was my understanding that she had recently joined the Ruskin location--they will have a valuable asset with Julie on their team. She was a great help to me.

Donna B.
Ruskin, FL

My parents pre-paid for their cremations through National Cremation and Burial Society, and it has made all the difference in the world to ease the stress and anxiety that is added to the grief and sense of loss after a loved one passes away. My husband and I have done the same to relieve our children of the burden. Thanks to the prompt activity following my mother's death, and the compassionate guidance given by Julie Smith the following day, I have been able to sort through the many details without stress.

Laura H.
Ruskin, FL.

Our parents made arrangements with National Cremation Society long before these difficult services were required. When our Mom passed away, Catherine performed her duties with quiet efficiency, empathy, and attention to detail. We would recommend this company without reservation.

Joanne D.
Ruskin, FL

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation of my family and I have for Catherine and the staff at National Cremation & Burial Society in Ruskin, FL!!! During our most difficult time and loss of our father, Catherine displayed compassion and guided us through the process with the utmost dedication, hard work, and support to make such a difficult and painful process easier. Catherine really listened to our wishes, helping us to have a farewell ceremony for our father with the highest standards to remember and celebrate our father's life and legacy. Catherine and staff were there with us from... Read More

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation of my family and I have for Catherine and the staff at National Cremation & Burial Society in Ruskin, FL!!! During our most difficult time and loss of our father, Catherine displayed compassion and guided us through the process with the utmost dedication, hard work, and support to make such a difficult and painful process easier. Catherine really listened to our wishes, helping us to have a farewell ceremony for our father with the highest standards to remember and celebrate our father’s life and legacy.

Catherine and staff were there with us from the very beginning to the end and beyond, continuing to reach out to us to ensure we were doing well under the circumstances and providing us with resources to help cope with the feelings of grief and loss we experienced. We truly feel that Catherine and her staff showed a lot of sincerity and heart, and they truly care about their customers and the deceased loved ones that come into their care. From planning to preparation of the body to the funeral service to the catering/ repast event following the service, the quality of work was excellent. We will never forget Catherine and her staff. Catherine, you are one in a million; we will never forget you and what you have done for us and our dad!!! We are truly forever grateful and appreciative for Catherine and her staff! Thank you so much!

Mary R.
Wimauma, FL

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation my family and I have for Catherine and the staff at National Cremation & Burial Society in Ruskin, FL!!! During our most difficult time and loss of our father, Catherine displayed compassion and guided us through the process with the utmost dedication, hard work, and support to make such a difficult and painful process easier. Catherine really listened to our wishes, helping us to have a farewell ceremony for our father with the highest standards to remember and celebrate our father's life and legacy. Catherine and staff were there with us from the... Read More

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation my family and I have for Catherine and the staff at National Cremation & Burial Society in Ruskin, FL!!! During our most difficult time and loss of our father, Catherine displayed compassion and guided us through the process with the utmost dedication, hard work, and support to make such a difficult and painful process easier. Catherine really listened to our wishes, helping us to have a farewell ceremony for our father with the highest standards to remember and celebrate our father’s life and legacy. Catherine and staff were there with us from the very beginning to the end and beyond, continuing to reach out to us to ensure we were doing well under the circumstances and providing us with resources to help cope with the feelings of grief and loss we experienced. We truly feel that Catherine and her staff showed a lot of sincerity and heart, and they truly care about their customers and the deceased loved ones that come into their care. From planning to preparation of the body to the funeral service to the catering/ repast event following the service, the quality of work was excellent. We will never forget Catherine and her staff. Catherine, you are one in a million; we will never forget you and what you have done for us and our dad!!!!!! We are truly forever grateful and appreciative for Catherine and her staff! Thank you so much!

On behalf of the Rabsatt Family,
With much thanks & appreciation,
Mary, Natasha, Emanuel, & Zebadiah

Mary R.
Wimauma, FL

We received great assistance from Catherine Rawdin from the Ruskin office. She helped my brother and me with the loss of our Mom which was devastating to us. We met with her on Christmas Eve and she helped us with the paperwork, answered our questions and offered advice. She was always there for us and kept us updated throughout the entire process no matter what day or time. Catherine's compassion was from her heart. Our family appreciates everything that was done for us by Catherine and the entire staff.

Arlene F.
Ruskin, FL

Katherine was professional, compassionate and helpful in my decisions on taking care of my mother's final wishes. No high pressure at a sad time just thorough in making me aware of my options. Final steps were handled in a timely fashion and our last visit was like talking with a friend that cared about how our family was doing.

Thomas M.
Ellenton, FL

My parents bought a plan with National Cremation and my mother dealt with them when my father passed away 15 years ago. They were very helpful with my father’s burial as well as with my mother’s. When she was ill, I talked to Cindy, the gal in the office, who answered the phone. Indira, the agent, was outstanding and the information she gave me was very clear. If I made mistakes on some forms, she would notify me and send me the correct things to fill out. The experience with them was wonderful and they were great.

Nancy K.
Denver, CO

Let"s face it, our dealings with Catherine Rawdin, of the National Cremation and Burial Society, was not during the happiest time of our lives. It was after the passing of our ninety one-year-old Mom, who arranged her own Cremation many years ago. Catherine made our ordeal surprisingly pain free being the kind and compassionate person that she is. Her thirty years plus in her line of work makes her really good at her job. We would highly recommend the National Cremation and Burial Society to anyone in their time of dire need.

Jim O.
Ruskin, FL

I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Catherine to help me through the process and arrangements for my father in law. I had other terribly stressful family circumstances happening and she was most understanding, like an old friend. I'm very grateful for everything she did and I thank the entire staff. Everyone was awesome!

Christina F.
Apollo Beach, FL

Many thanks to Indira and Cindy as they helped me navigate the paperwork and the process following my mother's death. They were able to answer all my questions and provide guidance as necessary, all done with kindness, compassion, knowledge, and attention to detail. Thank you for your expertise!

Nancy K.
Ruskin, FL

Indira, I just wanted to send a Quick Note to you and your Organization that Mom's Remains were delivered today. I want to Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Work, Service and Care you provided and to ensure Mom was well taken care of. God Bless you and your Staff and again, I Sincerely Thank You for ALL you have done! (Please Thank Cindy and the rest of the Staff also). You were all Great and I'm very Grateful to have had you in this time of Loss. With all Sincerity, Michael S

Michael S.
Anoka, MN

My mom had prearranged her information with National Cremation & Burial Society. We had hospice services and my mom was staying with us at the time of her passing. I called National Cremation and I just wanted to check to make sure everything was in line and I knew what I was supposed to do. Then, when my mom passed, I called hospice and a nurse came who took over and did everything. She called National Cremation, and then the folks arrived about an hour later and took my mom's body. Then the next day, I went into National Cremation's... Read More

My mom had prearranged her information with National Cremation & Burial Society. We had hospice services and my mom was staying with us at the time of her passing. I called National Cremation and I just wanted to check to make sure everything was in line and I knew what I was supposed to do. Then, when my mom passed, I called hospice and a nurse came who took over and did everything. She called National Cremation, and then the folks arrived about an hour later and took my mom’s body. Then the next day, I went into National Cremation’s office here locally and it was great. It was about a half an hour meeting with them. The lady came out and she said, “Here’s the deal. Everything’s paid for.” She knew exactly what the package involved. Also, she was awesome with her direction and getting everything we needed, and letting us know as far as the death certificates and how many death certificates.

Cindy W.
Seattle, WA

The funeral director in the Ruskin location goes above what her job description reads in my opinion. She is just the individual I wanted to entrust my Dad too when his soul left his body on this earth. It's such a horrible day, to begin with, to make that call but she made the process as easy as possible and kept me informed at each step. I can't thank her and her staff enough for their professionalism, kindness & caring during the worst days of my life. I will be seeing them again as my Mom also has her funeral... Read More

The funeral director in the Ruskin location goes above what her job description reads in my opinion. She is just the individual I wanted to entrust my Dad too when his soul left his body on this earth. It’s such a horrible day, to begin with, to make that call but she made the process as easy as possible and kept me informed at each step. I can’t thank her and her staff enough for their professionalism, kindness & caring during the worst days of my life. I will be seeing them again as my Mom also has her funeral arrangements preplanned I just hope it’s no time soon. But when it is I hope Ms. xxgo is still in charge.

Lindy B.
Brandon, FL

Although my husband and I had made arrangements for cremation a number of years ago, it was difficult when the time came to follow through on those arrangements for my husband of 76 years. At the National Cremation location in Ruskin, Florida, I and one of my daughters met with Indira ** who was not only efficient and knowledgeable but also concerned and very caring. Indira personally delivered the ashes to our church and met with me in my home. I am truly grateful.

Elsie E.
Sun City Center, FL

The passing of a loved one is, of course, a very very difficult time. National Cremation in Ruskin helped me through the process with care and compassion. I am so grateful that both of my parents had the forethought to pre-plan their cremations and chose to work with this organization.

Diana D.
Ruskin, FL

WE WERE EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE WE RECEIVED WHEN MAKING FINAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR A DEAR FRIEND. INDIRA LUGO ANSWERED QUESTIONS TO OUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION AND IN A CARING AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER. EXCELLENT SERVICE. THE PERSONAL FOLLOW-UP NOTE WAS VERY THOUGHTFUL.

Robert & Janice S.
Ruskin, FL

My mother had made arrangements with National Cremation years ago. Her taking advantage of their pre-planned services made it so much easier for us when we needed the services. Our interaction with their team was excellent too. They were very understanding, helpful, sensitive, and professional.

Tom F.
Tampa, FL

The experience I had upon the very unexpected event of my father's death was difficult on many levels. I was so uninformed and unsure of myself in handling such affairs. Thank God I was given Michael’s name. I never looked back. I was guided gently and sensitively through the whole of the next few days. Irina made the connections easier with her extra care and perseverance on the weekend hours. There are actually too many moments to put here but all together they equal kindness and memories I will always have. The night of the memorial service. Micheal greeted my... Read More

The experience I had upon the very unexpected event of my father’s death was difficult on many levels. I was so uninformed and unsure of myself in handling such affairs. Thank God I was given Michael’s name. I never looked back. I was guided gently and sensitively through the whole of the next few days. Irina made the connections easier with her extra care and perseverance on the weekend hours.

There are actually too many moments to put here but all together they equal kindness and memories I will always have. The night of the memorial service. Micheal greeted my mother who has dementia and myself at the door, He was soft-spoken with a warm welcome. My mother was put at ease saying loudly “I like that man”. We were off to a good start for the rest of the night. One Thank you is not enough Norwegians say, as I want to now, “Many thousand thanks“.

Georganna T.
Dickinson, TX

When my father passed away unexpectedly, we used National Cremation. Then based on the positive experience we had dealing with them, we got to them a second time to prearrange for my mother. We worked with their Destin office and they were outstanding. Our rep was Michael and I contacted his supervisor to let him know what a great job Michael did in both cases. We liked that it was a one-stop shopping. We took care of my father’s immediate needs then we took care of my mother’s preplanning, so it was a seamless transition from family emergency support and... Read More

When my father passed away unexpectedly, we used National Cremation. Then based on the positive experience we had dealing with them, we got to them a second time to prearrange for my mother. We worked with their Destin office and they were outstanding. Our rep was Michael and I contacted his supervisor to let him know what a great job Michael did in both cases.

We liked that it was a one-stop shopping. We took care of my father’s immediate needs then we took care of my mother’s preplanning, so it was a seamless transition from family emergency support and preplanning for other family members. Also, I really appreciated the lack of pressure or upselling. And their service far outweighs its cost. It was very personable and handled in a respectful manner. The additional assistance with Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Coordination was very helpful as well.

Joseph H.
Tampa, FL

We recently lost our dear mother for whom we prearranged cremation services. The staff at the National Cremation Society were all very caring and genuine. Indira Lugo was our funeral director and was so gentle and kind. Their professionalism and attention to detail was truly a comfort.

Susan W.
Apollo Beach, FL

My mother prearranged everything. It was wonderful and the staff was so great answering all of our questions. They took the burden out of a very difficult time.

Cindy W.
Winter Haven, FL

Ms. ** handled all aspects of needed services including setting up military honors at the National Cremation. There were opportunities for additional items (urns, pendants, etc) but there was no pressure to buy which was greatly appreciated. I called several times with questions to which I got prompt responses. I was extremely pleased with the handling of this pre-paid service

Laura H.
Land O Lakes, FL

We recently had need of your company's service with the passing of my father followed by my mother 21 days later. Your representative Mr. Michael Weakland, Mgr. out of the Ruskin, FL office was incredible. He coordinated the requirements for my father's remains and the end of life requests with my mother as per her wishes. He effortlessly worked with my mom who was herself terminally ill, my wife and myself, ensuring everything was done correctly, timely and keeping us all "In the loop". Michael (Mike) could not have been more helpful; he coordinated everything from start to finish, including... Read More

We recently had need of your company’s service with the passing of my father followed by my mother 21 days later. Your representative Mr. Michael Weakland, Mgr. out of the Ruskin, FL office was incredible. He coordinated the requirements for my father’s remains and the end of life requests with my mother as per her wishes. He effortlessly worked with my mom who was herself terminally ill, my wife and myself, ensuring everything was done correctly, timely and keeping us all “In the loop”. Michael (Mike) could not have been more helpful; he coordinated everything from start to finish, including assisting in the VA Burial at the Florida National Cemetery.

The quality of service provided to our family from your company and your employee, Mr. Michael Weakland are to be commended. We will recommend National Cremation & Burial Society to our friends and family and stress the importance of prior coordination for these issues. Such quality of work and sincerity cannot be underestimated to the families you work with.

Joseph H.
Ruskin, FL

My mother made the after death arrangements many years before her recent passing. National Cremation Service picked up the body, performed the cremation and made the arrangements to have the body delivered to the cemetery in New York State. National Cremation also arranged for the obituaries to be placed as I had requested. Indira Lugo oversaw all of these arrangements and kept me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend National Cremation and especially Indira for both the early planning and the not so pleasant task of putting a loved one to rest.

Tom F.
San Francisco, CA

I was given a list by a hospice and National Cremation & Burial Society was in the middle of the list. I just went down the list and picked them. They were the first one that called and they were nice. They were very considerate for what I was going through. A young lady, the funeral director, took care of everything for me and did a good job. I was pleased. She gave me the paperwork for the preplanning services but I gotta pay off my bills first. National Cremation is very good and they know their business. I’d recommend... Read More

I was given a list by a hospice and National Cremation & Burial Society was in the middle of the list. I just went down the list and picked them. They were the first one that called and they were nice. They were very considerate for what I was going through. A young lady, the funeral director, took care of everything for me and did a good job. I was pleased. She gave me the paperwork for the preplanning services but I gotta pay off my bills first. National Cremation is very good and they know their business. I’d recommend them.

Gary M.
Tampa, FL

National Cremation and Burial was professional and passionate about helping me with the passing of my wife Indira Lugo was the director and made The process stressless as possible thank you

Gary M.
Ruskin, FL

One of our friends had used National Cremation before and when I went to a seminar with Luncheon a couple of years ago and signed up for the National Cremation. Then I talked to my brother to sign up for it too. The man that sold the plan to me was very nice and he explained everything. Then when I went for my brother, Indira, the rep, was compassionate. She followed through and checked. Most of us had everything paid off. When I went in to talk to Indira, she had everything there so it was easy to take care... Read More

One of our friends had used National Cremation before and when I went to a seminar with Luncheon a couple of years ago and signed up for the National Cremation. Then I talked to my brother to sign up for it too. The man that sold the plan to me was very nice and he explained everything. Then when I went for my brother, Indira, the rep, was compassionate. She followed through and checked. Most of us had everything paid off. When I went in to talk to Indira, she had everything there so it was easy to take care of. I told her that my brother was a veteran and that here in Sun City, we have urns for veterans that are made here. I asked her if I could bring that urn in, instead of the one that the package came with and that was no problem. She was very helpful and nice and I would recommend National Cremation.

Joan B.
Sun City Center, FL

After my dad’s health was down, my father and mother looked into cremation, and they went to one of National Cremation's seminars. Right after that, my father’s health really started failing so then we didn’t have to make the arrangements. I called National and they came out, did another presentation for me at the hospital. Bill, the person I personally dealt with, came directly to the hospital at the time when my father was in worst condition. He met me at the hospital and spoke to us in the family room. It was night time when he came to the... Read More

After my dad’s health was down, my father and mother looked into cremation, and they went to one of National Cremation’s seminars. Right after that, my father’s health really started failing so then we didn’t have to make the arrangements. I called National and they came out, did another presentation for me at the hospital. Bill, the person I personally dealt with, came directly to the hospital at the time when my father was in worst condition. He met me at the hospital and spoke to us in the family room. It was night time when he came to the hospital ‘cause we were busy. And he was very professional and helpful. Once my dad passed, I took over for my mom dealing with National Cremation to get everything arranged and all I had to do was make a phone call.

I started dealing with Indira and she was at the crematorium. She came out and made special plans with my mom. She and my mom signed up also. National Cremation was awesome. The box that we got the urn was very pretty. Everybody was thoughtful and it wasn’t like everything was being pushed on us, what’s in time and important, especially we had enough stuff going on at that time. I had an amazing experience with National Cremation and I was very happy with it. It was very smooth and efficient. There were no surprises. I really enjoyed the process, especially for how difficult of a time it was for us. After I pay some of my bills, I’m gonna try to do it for myself. I’m a previous veteran. So, they said they would arrange me being buried at the veteran cemetery, and they would take care of all that for me. That would make it easier for my wife when I pass.

Robert M.
Ruskin, FL

My mother prepaid her funeral with National Cremation and Burial Society while living in Sun City Center, Florida. It is the same organization that took care of my father's funeral in June 2000. My mother was at a Nursing Home in New York City at the time of her death; therefore, a New York funeral home was also involved. I am speaking on behalf of my family in saying 'thank you' to Indira for her expertise in coordinating with the NYC funeral home and the cemetery in Florida where my mother is laid to rest next to my father. Most... Read More

My mother prepaid her funeral with National Cremation and Burial Society while living in Sun City Center, Florida. It is the same organization that took care of my father’s funeral in June 2000. My mother was at a Nursing Home in New York City at the time of her death; therefore, a New York funeral home was also involved. I am speaking on behalf of my family in saying ‘thank you’ to Indira for her expertise in coordinating with the NYC funeral home and the cemetery in Florida where my mother is laid to rest next to my father. Most importantly, Indira – and the entire staff – were supportive, compassionate, and responsive to our needs at a time of stress and great sadness. Indira modeled a high level of professionalism throughout the process. I would recommend National Cremation and Burial Society to anyone in need of services. Thank you again. Sherry D.

Sherry D.
Ruskin, FL

I thank Michael Weakland for the service and kindness he gave to me during this very difficult time. I was alone making the plans for my husband of 54 years and he made me feel like family and found it to be very comforting during this time.

Roberta O.
Sun City Center, FL

The National Cremation and Burial Society is a wonderful organization to work with. The staff is kind and compassionate. They care for all your needs. Indira Lugo was great with my family. I would highly recommend their services.

Paula H.
San Francisco, CA

Even though I live in another part of the state, the service received by Indira Lugo for my family member was personal, always helpful, and consistent throughout our communications. I very much appreciate her professionalism and follow-up on all stages of the pre- and post-cremation process. Thank you

Ted B.
Cocoa, FL

Indira was very nice and professional.I will recommend National Cremation in Ruskin, Fl. To friends. Annette C. Wimauma, Fl.

Annette C.
Ruskin,Fl.

Michael Weakland was GREAT. When we met with him he was professional, comforting and prepared for the information and to answer all our questions. He kept in touch with us during the process. We went with him to the National Cemetry which he arranged. Everything took place perfectly and at the times specified...Our thanks to Mike because he must have worked extremely hard to do that g

Robert M.
Ruskin, FL

National Cremation and Burial were so caring and helpful. I truly felt that they cared about my husband and took the utmost respect and care for him. Indira was so caring and helped me and my family with all the arrangements. She personally bought my husband's ashes to me. She handled him with great care and dignity. I recommend them to anyone who wishes to be cremated. Ask for Indira Lugo. She is an angel to me.

Lynne M.
Plant City, FL

My mother passed away on February 16, 2018. She had arranged and prepaid for her funeral services and cremation through the National Cremation Burial Society (NCBS) in Ruskin, FL. When we contacted NCBS to report Mom's passing, Ms. Indira Lugo, Funeral Director, began her journey with our family in times of sadness. She was extremely helpful, patient, kind, caring, and courteous. At every step of the process, Ms. Lugo would express her support of our family and her condolences for our loss. She went out of her way to fulfill our needs and even arranged for a small viewing for... Read More

My mother passed away on February 16, 2018. She had arranged and prepaid for her funeral services and cremation through the National Cremation Burial Society (NCBS) in Ruskin, FL. When we contacted NCBS to report Mom’s passing, Ms. Indira Lugo, Funeral Director, began her journey with our family in times of sadness. She was extremely helpful, patient, kind, caring, and courteous. At every step of the process, Ms. Lugo would express her support of our family and her condolences for our loss. She went out of her way to fulfill our needs and even arranged for a small viewing for family members from out-of-state. Ms. Lugo was the consummate professional and our family is extremely appreciative of her sincere and loving efforts that made the passing of our mother more bearable. ¡GRACIAS! God bless!

Luis G.
Ruskin, FL

Our family is very appreciative of the highly professional and caring services we received from the National Cremation and Burial Society in Ruskin. In particular, Mr. Weakland walked us through the process with a respectful calm and with thoughtful consideration for our concerns and needs. The required paperwork was handled efficiently and expeditiously.

Wayne M.
Falls Church, VA

My mom and stepfather took pre-paid for cremation close to 20 years ago and the National Cremation and Burial Society in Ruskin still had all of the records! My stepfather recently died and as his POA I had to take care of his final arrangements. Indira made this difficult process so easy for me. She is kind, patient, and professional. Thanks so much!

Sherry P.
Palm Harbor, FL

Mike made the whole process of my mother's recent passing very stress-free and comforting

Lenora H.
Ruskin, FL

My mother passed away unexpectedly and when I contacted Indira Lugo at the National Cremation Society she was very compassionate, professional and knowledgeable. She helped me thru the entire process and me very thankful and appreciative. I would highly recommend Indira Lugo at the Ruskin National Cremation Society.

Karol B.
Ruskin, FL

Michael Weakland served our family with the passing of our mother in November of 2015 and most recently in January 2018 with our fathers passing. Michael was always available to answer our questions and never hurried us through any decision making. He was attentive to every detail and made sure that everything was as we wanted it to be for both services. We highly recommend Michael and sincerely thank him for his kind and patient assistance during our bereavement.

Randall W.
Ruskin, FL

I can not begin to tell you how wonderful Mr. Michael Weakland and National Cremation have been to me and my family! Michael was so amazing and patient. Walked me through every step of the way, since I have never gone through a death before. I highly recommend National Cremation. Going through the pain of losing a loved one is so hard and preparing for final arrangements is hard enough, but Michael helps me through every step of the way with so much kindness and patience. Thank you so much for everything Michael!

Deborah R.
Ruskin, FL

5 stars I would write 6 if I could Miss Indira Lugo was more than a help she went out of her way to fulfil my needs which were in an extreme hurry I can not thank her enough My husband died and I needed death certificates very fast and the same for the ashes I just do not know what I would have done without her expertise and the accuracy.I am a French Canadian and my husband was an American, I had to leave 10 days later needless to say I was very stressed.We had a preplan but still,... Read More

5 stars I would write 6 if I could Miss Indira Lugo was more than a help she went out of her way to fulfil my needs which were in an extreme hurry I can not thank her enough My husband died and I needed death certificates very fast and the same for the ashes I just do not know what I would have done without her expertise and the accuracy.I am a French Canadian and my husband was an American, I had to leave 10 days later needless to say I was very stressed.We had a preplan but still, I truly believe without Indira I would have had to postpone my trip back to Canada.From the bottom of my heart Thank you, Indira

Elene S.
QC, Canada

Our Family couldn't ask for a more professional and caring representative of the National Cremation Society, Ruskin then Indira Lugo. She was extremely respectful in meeting all our needs during the recent passing of my beloved Mother. No question went unanswered and there was no rush in the service provided. Indira's compassion and loving nature were greatly appreciated and needed during this sad time of loss.

Ruben A.
Ruskin, FL

Very helpful and empathetic, the process was simple and without any complication. They took time to listen and address our needs in a timely manner.

Ed S.
Apollo Beach, FL

With the passing of my brother Kevin, Indira Lugo was compassionate and helpful during this bereavement. She made sure that all my needs were met and kept in touch throughout this whole experience.

Joan B.
Sun City Center, FL

Micheal Weakland was very informative and caring when my mom passed away. I would recommend the National Cremation and Burial Service of Ruskin to anyone.

Ernest N.
Sun City Center, FL

Michael Weakland is an amazing gentleman. From his first contact with me after my father died to his final follow up phone call I felt like I was talking to a caring friend. He has a wonderful calming way of speaking but more importantly listening. My father had pre-purchased cremation more than twenty years ago in a different city through a funeral home no longer in business. Michael went the extra mile to track down the paperwork and then followed through to get me a refund for a memorial service that was no longer needed since my father was 98... Read More

Michael Weakland is an amazing gentleman. From his first contact with me after my father died to his final follow up phone call I felt like I was talking to a caring friend. He has a wonderful calming way of speaking but more importantly listening. My father had pre-purchased cremation more than twenty years ago in a different city through a funeral home no longer in business. Michael went the extra mile to track down the paperwork and then followed through to get me a refund for a memorial service that was no longer needed since my father was 98 years old when he passed and all his friends were already gone.

Reynolds S.
Ruskin, FL

My mother in law passed away on Thanksgiving Day. Lifepath Hospice called the National Cremation Society from the ALF where Mom lived the same day she died so we did not have to call initially! Michael Weakland called us the next day to give his condolences and ask when we could meet to help us. He showed compassion as well as the facts we needed to make decisions. Michael stated what services they offered, how many death certificates we might need, for example. He told us if we had any questions about the informational facts he gave us to call... Read More

My mother in law passed away on Thanksgiving Day. Lifepath Hospice called the National Cremation Society from the ALF where Mom lived the same day she died so we did not have to call initially! Michael Weakland called us the next day to give his condolences and ask when we could meet to help us. He showed compassion as well as the facts we needed to make decisions. Michael stated what services they offered, how many death certificates we might need, for example. He told us if we had any questions about the informational facts he gave us to call him and he would answer them. He has called us several times since meeting with us to check on us.

Barbara G.
San Francisco, CA

I would like to commend Indira at the Ruskin office of NCS for her compassion and careful attention to detail after the death of my mother. My brother and I were comforted and impressed with the professional way she handled everything about the cremation. Her knowledge and reassurance helped us to feel that everything would be done the way our mother wanted it. We really appreciate her empathy.

Mary M.
Ruskin, FL

The staff is wonderful. When we first walked in, We felt our whole world had been taken away from us. Losing daddy took so much from me. I am thankful the process was easy and simple. Daddy had everything arranged before leaving us. I am thankful for the staff for their kindness and support throughout this difficult process.

Mary
Ruskin, FL

From the first phone call to the closing of the account, Michael at the Ruskin branch of the National Cremation and Burial Service was prompt, efficient and respectful. His manner is comforting, and he knows all aspects of the business. We were very pleased, comforted, and impressed with the services we received.

Claudette G.
Ruskin, FL

Indira and Michael were both very helpful and compassionate. We were over 700 miles away yet everything was handled by the time we arrived. Exceptional service by professionals.

Jim W.
Ruskin, FL

My mother recently passed away in her nursing home in Florida. Michael Wheatland from the National Cremation & Burial Society in the Ruskin, Florida made the whole paperwork process easy, understandable and stress-free. We had copies of all the pertinent paperwork explained, received the death certificates the following week and they called to tell me that they had my mother's ashes the following week. If only everything went this smoothly. Michael made this difficult time in my life easier to bear especially since none of my family lives in Florida only myself. Thanks again Michael for all your help and... Read More

My mother recently passed away in her nursing home in Florida. Michael Wheatland from the National Cremation & Burial Society in the Ruskin, Florida made the whole paperwork process easy, understandable and stress-free. We had copies of all the pertinent paperwork explained, received the death certificates the following week and they called to tell me that they had my mother’s ashes the following week. If only everything went this smoothly. Michael made this difficult time in my life easier to bear especially since none of my family lives in Florida only myself. Thanks again Michael for all your help and making this a smooth event.

CLAYTON C.
Ruskin, FL

In spite of Hurricane Irma, Michael Wheatland did a wonderful job for my family at this very stressfull time.Thank you The Seagrave Family

Margaret S.
Ruskin, FL

Your staff was absolutely superb! Indira and Michael assisted us in smoothing the process for my family after the loss of our beloved father in August. He had made his arrangements in advance after we lost both my mother and brother in 2009, and he used the National Cremation Society service. We are so thankful for all of the wonderful care taken to ensure that our focus was on the memory of a wonderful father and not the difficulty of making arrangements for his final repose!

Kathleen T.
Ruskin, FL

My mother recently passed away in her nursing home the night before my sister and I arrived in Florida. Michael Wheatland from the National Cremation & Burial Society in the Ruskin, Florida made the whole paperwork process easy, understandable and stress free. We had copies of all the pertinent paperwork explained, received the death certificates the following week and they called to tell me that they shipped my mother's ashes the following week. If only everything went this smoothly. Michael made this difficult time in our lives easier to bear especially since none of the family lives in Florida. Thank... Read More

My mother recently passed away in her nursing home the night before my sister and I arrived in Florida. Michael Wheatland from the National Cremation & Burial Society in the Ruskin, Florida made the whole paperwork process easy, understandable and stress free. We had copies of all the pertinent paperwork explained, received the death certificates the following week and they called to tell me that they shipped my mother’s ashes the following week. If only everything went this smoothly. Michael made this difficult time in our lives easier to bear especially since none of the family lives in Florida. Thank you again for your compassionate assistance. Natalie Hart, Joan Lawrence and our four sisters.

Natalie Hart
Ruskin, Florida

Michael did a fantastic job from start to finish with funeral arrangements for our mother.

Tim
Ruskin, FL

Michael was with us every step of the way. He went out of his way to ensure everything was done according to our wishes. He was caring, professional, and sensitive to our needs.

Theresa A. Martin
Ruskin, FL

My husband's death was quite a shock! Michael was there every step of the way for my youngest daughter and me. His manner was gentle and compassionate--very calming for us. We will always be grateful.

Leah Micklatcher
Ruskin, FL

My wife passed away suddenly but we had prepaid for our cremations almost 2 decades ago. Michael was very kind and professional - he was able to carry out all of the services expeditiously and was helpful in all respects.

John J.
Ruskin, FL

Very professional staff. Efficient at fulfilling prepaid contract.

Mary Ann Forciea
Ruskin, FL

Truly exceptional service.

Mark Taylor
Ruskin, FL

I want to thank you for your kindness and patience. You made the worst time in my life bearable.

Kathy Gregory
Ruskin, FL

I can't thank Michael enough for helping me through a very difficult time in my life. I lost my entire life when I lost my husband he was the most precious man god ever created, I am sure everybody feels the same. My only difficult time was the time before the cremation which was not the crematory fault that it took several days.

Florence McDonnell
Ruskin, FL

Thank you for all the help with the passing of my Mother, Indira was very helpful, and compassionate during the planning of the arrangements and I want to make sure that people know that if they need help with the passing of a loved one, they will be in good hands here. Thank you Indira, and the society.

Terry Witt
Ruskin, FL

Thank you Michael Weakland! When my mother recently passed away you made things as stress free as you could. Mother was in Florida and I live in New York. She passed suddenly and I called you and you made me feel so much better. You kept me up to date and took such personal care of everything. I thank you for making this difficult time bearable, being so far away from her was very hard but you called and emailed me which made me feel comforted in knowing she was in good hands

Alice
Ruskin, FL

Thank you, Michael, for your most kind and gracious manner in which you handled the death of our son, Scott. His death was a complete shock to us and you helped us so much in our time of need. God Bless You in your service.

Mary Alice and Vic Kemper
Ruskin, FL

The people were amazing. We dealt with a man named Michael and he was truly a very nice guy. Very thoughtful and professional. I would recommend the place to anyone in a heartbeat.

Kelly Armstrong
Ruskin, FL

To Michael Weakland, I want to thank you for your kindness, concern, and efforts during the recent difficult sequence of events that led me to you. Your professionalism and care gave me a sense that "everything would be alright" - and it was. I truly appreciate all that you have done.

Brenda
Ruskin, FL

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Whitney G.
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I was pleasantly surprised by my experience in Sarasota, Florida. My dad had prearranged most of his cremation services, but I found all the additional information I was given and having a place to ask all my questions was invaluable. Karen Taylor was lovely to work with and very compassionate and understanding. As sad and emotional as dealing with a loved one's passing may be, the experience here was easy, respectful and thorough. I am glad my parents chose this place to make their pre-arrangements prior to their passing.

Joy S.
Corte Madera, CA

All expected services were performed as expected and with empathy and kindness. I was grateful to have the burden eased.

Eric D.
Sarasota, FL

MJ was very kind, caring and professional while helping me through the process for cremation for my husband.

Bea C.
Sarasota, FL

I have nothing but praise for National Cremation and Burial Society of Sarasota, Florida. Throughout the process, from picking up my wife's body at the Nursing Home to arranging for her burial at the Sarasota National Cemetery they were prompt and professional. I would recommend their services without pause or question. A special word of thanks to " MJ" and her staff. They were a beacon of calm and assistance during a very stressful period.

John S.
Sarasota, FL

They handled all the arrangements well. No heavy pitching to upgrade! They explained all that was necessary. And the number of death certificate we would need. I would recommend them

Ed B.
Sarasota, FL

Both of my parents arranged for cremation in 1993. My mother died in 1989 and my father on April 6, 2019. The support and care that my family received surrounding these deaths were sympathetic and quietly efficient. The staff at Sarasota is outstanding and MJ is a consummate professional. I highly recommend the National Cremation Society to others. My husband and I have decided to create our own contracts knowing firsthand how much easier the details can be made for surviving children. Thank you so much.

Mary
Sarasota, FL

Ms.MJ was so pleasing, nice and passionate. Not too many people have these trait marks. I thank her very much.

Norman G.
Eisenhower, Lehigh Acres, FL

Karen was very patient and thoughtful during our time of grief. I felt reassured, and calm following our visit.

James E.
Mukwonago, WI

My family’s whole experience with National Cremation Society was effortless. They came promptly to collect my father’s body from hospice, met with us in a timely manner, explained the process very professionally and with some humor to help us feel more comfortable, and returned my father’s remains to us in a reasonable amount of time. I would trust them with any future needs and would recommend their services to anyone who has lost a loved one.

Rachel R.
Lakewood Ranch, FL

After my husband’s untimely passing, I received a recommendation from my accountant to try the National Cremation Society in Sarasota, FL to handle my husband’s affairs. Karen ** and the NCS team made the process straightforward and accommodated all requests and questions I had with care and compassion. Karan ** worked hard to attend to every concern and even anticipated issues I did not have in mind. During the most trying and sad period of my life, they stepped in to make every decision easier. Karen was so knowledgeable, thoughtful and sympathetic. Matt was there to step in whenever I... Read More

After my husband’s untimely passing, I received a recommendation from my accountant to try the National Cremation Society in Sarasota, FL to handle my husband’s affairs. Karen ** and the NCS team made the process straightforward and accommodated all requests and questions I had with care and compassion. Karan ** worked hard to attend to every concern and even anticipated issues I did not have in mind.

During the most trying and sad period of my life, they stepped in to make every decision easier. Karen was so knowledgeable, thoughtful and sympathetic. Matt was there to step in whenever I just needed a kind word. Their rates were established upfront and I never felt there was any petty back and forth over minor additions or changes. Losing my husband was devastating and they stood by me gently supporting me through the process and making sure I was able to honor him in a way he deserves. I would highly recommend them for cremation and memorial services because they are extremely competent, professional and caring.

Emogene F.
Palmetto, FL

My recent experience was excellent. In our grief and being from out of state, Karen Taylor made us comfortable with her knowledge and warm support. In fact, she is continuing to finalize this difficult process. We appreciate her care and concern.

Patty D.
Sarasota, FL

After my husband’s untimely passing, I received a recommendation from my accountant to try the National Cremation Society in Sarasota, FL to handle my husband’s affairs. Karen Taylor and the NCS team made the process straightforward and accommodated all requests and questions I had with care and compassion. Karan Taylor worked hard to attend to every concern and even anticipated issues I did not have in mind. During the most trying and sad period of my life, they stepped in to make every decision easier. Karen was so knowledgeable, thoughtful and sympathetic. Matt was there to step in whenever I... Read More

After my husband’s untimely passing, I received a recommendation from my accountant to try the National Cremation Society in Sarasota, FL to handle my husband’s affairs. Karen Taylor and the NCS team made the process straightforward and accommodated all requests and questions I had with care and compassion. Karan Taylor worked hard to attend to every concern and even anticipated issues I did not have in mind. During the most trying and sad period of my life, they stepped in to make every decision easier. Karen was so knowledgeable, thoughtful and sympathetic. Matt was there to step in whenever I just needed a kind word. Their rates were established upfront and I never felt there was any petty back and forth over minor additions or changes. Losing my husband was devastating and they stood by me gently supporting me through the process and making sure I was able to honor him in a way he deserves. I would highly recommend them for cremation and memorial services because they are extremely competent, professional and caring.

Emogene F.
Sarasota, FL

I give special thanks to Barbara Kallevig for going the extra mile for my friend who passed away in September. Her cremains had to be shipped to Miami to be picked up there by a niece from Merida, Mexico. Barbara was kind enough to hold the cremains and legal documents at the Cremation Society until January when they could be picked up in Miami. She was always very polite and helpful and I appreciate the work she did for the family.

Darlene W.
Sarasota, FL

My mother passed away in October 2017. Barbara Kallevig assisted me in handling my mother’s cremation as I had no prior experience with the cremation process. Barbara is extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the cremation process. Not only does she have a complete grasp of procedures, costs, notifications, death certificates and the handling of grief, but she is also always most responsive, accurate in all associated matters, sympathetic, comforting and kind. I was extremely satisfied with the care and services that Barbara and NC&BS provided. In December 2018 my father passed away. We immediately contacted NC&BS and asked for... Read More

My mother passed away in October 2017. Barbara Kallevig assisted me in handling my mother’s cremation as I had no prior experience with the cremation process. Barbara is extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the cremation process. Not only does she have a complete grasp of procedures, costs, notifications, death certificates and the handling of grief, but she is also always most responsive, accurate in all associated matters, sympathetic, comforting and kind. I was extremely satisfied with the care and services that Barbara and NC&BS provided. In December 2018 my father passed away. We immediately contacted NC&BS and asked for Barbara. My father’s remains were picked up expeditiously. Barbara was amazing again and we were provided the same great services as before. Barbara was a Blessing in our time of need and I highly recommend contacting NC&BS and asking for Barbara Kallevig to take care of your loved one. Thank you, Barbara, from the heart.

Mark E.
Sarasota, FL

The folks at National Cremation Society were so wonderful to work with after my father passed. They were very organized, informative, and compassionate. They made the whole process so quick and easy, and it was the least of my worries after the loss of my father. They were respectful of my father's simple wishes, and there was no pressure beyond that. It was a pleasure working with MJ, and she kept things light as we worked through the details. While the death of a loved one is never a pleasant experience, it was so very nice working with everyone at... Read More

The folks at National Cremation Society were so wonderful to work with after my father passed. They were very organized, informative, and compassionate. They made the whole process so quick and easy, and it was the least of my worries after the loss of my father. They were respectful of my father’s simple wishes, and there was no pressure beyond that. It was a pleasure working with MJ, and she kept things light as we worked through the details. While the death of a loved one is never a pleasant experience, it was so very nice working with everyone at National Cremation Society, I would definitely recommend them to others as well as use them again when the time comes.

Rachel R.
Sarasota, FL

Was exceptional due to abilities of Pre-Arrangement Counselor Anne **. Besides being outstanding in her job, I benefited from her wide, superior knowledge of other services a senior community member might need at that time of life. She was extremely helpful, had opinions confirming what I'd heard from others so was able to put my mind to rest, and invited me to recontact her if I needed further assistance.

Rita M. S.
Sarasota, FL

Karen Taylor at National Cremation & Burial Society of Sarasota was so helpful in handling details and providing advice during this difficult time.

Susan D.
Sarasota, FL

My husband and I had subscribed to your services a few years ago and hoped we wouldn't have to use it for many years. Your office was most accommodating, Meghan was a gem and the entire procedure went very smoothly. Thank you so much!

Teckie K.
Sarasota, FL

It was a blessing to have such great service during this challenging time. The staff was very professional and compassionate at all times. A special thank you to Barbara Kallevig for her patience and a assistance.

Ginny S.
Sarasota. FL

We had a good experience and were pleased with the professionalism that was used on a sensitive subject. The company response has been equally professional. All the literature and correspondence has been excellent as well.

Gary C.
Bradenton, FL

My husband died after 13 years with Alzheimer’s. Barbara K. of the Sarasota National Cremation Society was compassionate and efficient in finalizing our plans. I so appreciate her assistance at this sad time for our family.

Linda C
Sarasota, FL

National Cremation was great to work with in dealing with my father's death. Barbara in the Sarasota office was very informative and gracious. She made the experience that was overwhelming feel comforting. I would like to thank them for everything they did for my family.

Andrea H.
St. Petersburg, FL

National Cremation has been on my radar and it has been part of the last thing we needed to do prior to the diagnosis of my husband's illness. But we never got around to it until it was done at last minute. We met Karen and she was an earth angel because of her compassion, her understanding and the way she dealt with my two adult sons. As a nurse, I know that having done this many times with so many families over the decades, it takes a special person to be able to handle people in all stages wherever... Read More

National Cremation has been on my radar and it has been part of the last thing we needed to do prior to the diagnosis of my husband’s illness. But we never got around to it until it was done at last minute. We met Karen and she was an earth angel because of her compassion, her understanding and the way she dealt with my two adult sons. As a nurse, I know that having done this many times with so many families over the decades, it takes a special person to be able to handle people in all stages wherever they are.

She’s a gem and that’s one factor that made us decide to go with them. She presented everything from soup to nuts. It was a lot of information to take in but the way she did it in sections and just made sure that we understood each part before she moved on was amazing. We’ve also heard good things about other people that have dealt with them. I highly recommend National Cremation and the Sarasota office and when I get back from out of town, we’re also gonna do the preplanning for me.

Linda S.
North Port, FL

Very professional and helpful service. All the details were handled with great respect and smoothly. Highly recommend this for everyone. Makes this difficult process bearable.

Sally
Sarasota, FL

Meghan was very personal as well as professional in helping our family with the passing of our dear Mother. She kept in contact with me and kept me up-to-date. We finally met when my husband and I went to Sarasota to pick up my Mom's ashes. After this, I received several emails with regard to grieving and the support they give to the family. I would highly recommend National Crematory.

Jodie S.
Sarasota, FL

Karen Taylor is one of the most compassionate and professional people I have ever had to deal with during the darkest time of my life when my beloved husband passed. She was a miracle worker in getting the whole process done in less than a week so that we could have his cremains at his funeral mass. She is an earth angel and I am grateful she was there for me and my family. Thank you, Karen and National Cremation. Linda S Sarasota, Fl

Linda S.
Sarasota, FL

National Cremation & Burial Society had the most compassionate people ever. They were top notch and they were wonderful. I heard about them when I went to a funeral. A friend's son passed away from a motorcycle accident and his passing made me think that I don't have my cremation stuff ready. I don't want my son to deal with any of that stuff. So we had a woman come and chat with me and my mom about the end times and how you could pay ahead. We did the paperwork, made the phone call, and then National Cremation took... Read More

National Cremation & Burial Society had the most compassionate people ever. They were top notch and they were wonderful. I heard about them when I went to a funeral. A friend’s son passed away from a motorcycle accident and his passing made me think that I don’t have my cremation stuff ready. I don’t want my son to deal with any of that stuff. So we had a woman come and chat with me and my mom about the end times and how you could pay ahead. We did the paperwork, made the phone call, and then National Cremation took care of it all.

When my mom passed away at a facility, a gentleman showed up within minutes and they whisked me out of the room because some hospice was there. Still, they were very careful not to make me feel like something weird was happening. I was still in shock of my mom passing right in front of me and they have the empathy and ability to show care and concern. It wasn’t made up or condescending. They have the most wonderful people ever, and the person who took care of me was so compassionate while I was having a meltdown. Her name was Barbara and she did the paperwork while I was bursting into tears.

During that time, she didn’t make me feel like I’m stupid or what. In fact, I felt that my mom went out with dignity with what she did. National made the transition for me easy. They even have something that they do, like the twelve stages of grieving, which was very helpful for me, that I wasn’t expecting. In closing, it’s been a big pleasure working with National. I would tell anybody who is thinking whether they’re gonna be buried or cremated about them.

Sue O.
North Port, FL

Losing a Mother/Sister is not easy but when we met with Karen Taylor she not only sufficed our needs but she also was very compassionate. She made sure that our needs were met as it wasn't easy at that particular time of our loss. She was very professional and was very thorough in making the paperwork that is required, a simple task. She was there at the Service also to ensure that what we wanted was manifested to our liking. The entire Staff under the Direction of Matt Stage displayed and exemplified the meaning of unconditional compassion and support. Thank... Read More

Losing a Mother/Sister is not easy but when we met with Karen Taylor she not only sufficed our needs but she also was very compassionate. She made sure that our needs were met as it wasn’t easy at that particular time of our loss. She was very professional and was very thorough in making the paperwork that is required, a simple task. She was there at the Service also to ensure that what we wanted was manifested to our liking. The entire Staff under the Direction of Matt Stage displayed and exemplified the meaning of unconditional compassion and support. Thank you also to Catherine Kalua for her assistance and facilitating the Memorial Service.
Much Love and Respect,
Paul L. McIver and Family

Paul M.
Sarasota, FL

They were excellent in our time of loss and need. Superb

Roger K.
New London, NH

The team at National Cremation was wonderful. They did so much and explained everything. When I got there, the girl just told us what we have and there was no extra money except for the urn. She called and did what she needed to do. It was so smooth.

Barbara H.
North Port, FL

Her presentation was excellent. She tastefully covered all of the aspects of cremation and death. When I requested a meeting with my husband, she scheduled it for the same day. We now have the peace of mind that everything will be taken care of when one of us passes away. She represented your company well.

Gail A.
Venice, FL

My experience with National Cremation Society far exceeded my expectations! I dealt with Ms. Barbara Kallevig, Director, Bee Ridge location here in Sarasota. I didn't know what to expect, and I was in a rather confused state after the sudden death of my husband. Ms. K. made the whole process simple and comforting. Her manner was very caring, and she guided me through the whole process in a friendly and efficient manner. I was amazed at the excellence of her service. I plan to arrange my own cremation with Ms, K. shortly. Thank you very much for such professionalism and... Read More

My experience with National Cremation Society far exceeded my expectations! I dealt with Ms. Barbara Kallevig, Director, Bee Ridge location here in Sarasota. I didn’t know what to expect, and I was in a rather confused state after the sudden death of my husband. Ms. K. made the whole process simple and comforting. Her manner was very caring, and she guided me through the whole process in a friendly and efficient manner. I was amazed at the excellence of her service. I plan to arrange my own cremation with Ms, K. shortly. Thank you very much for such professionalism and excellence, and such caring and warmth.

Suzanne R.
Sarasota, FL

My experience with National Cremation Society was excellent in all ways. My dealings were with Barbara Kallevig, Director, Bee Ridge location. Ms. Kallevig was such a pleasant surprise because she made the whole process so simple and pleasant. I didn't know what to expect, but Ms. K. far exceeded anything I could have imagined. Her demeanor was warm and comforting. All aspects were thoroughly explained, and I was more than completely satisfied. I am going to make preparations with Ms. K. for my own cremation in the near future. Thank you for such excellence!

Suzanne R.
Sarasota, FL

My wife and I signed up in 2013 and soon thereafter were able to recommend a friend to use NCS. We were impressed with the service. And they had thought of everything that we needed so that we were in and out in good time. My wife died recently and again I was impressed with the organization and efficiency of how they handled all of the details. Thank you National Cremation Society.

Richard E.
Sarasota, FL

The people I met at the National Cremation were nothing short of wonderful. My mom had taken care of her end of life paperwork years ago and I am her only child/daughter. Since my mom's death, I was in a fog and I have been dealing with my mom's unraveling with dementia for 7 years by myself. Barbara has big compassion and heart has a real gift for taking the unknown of what's going to happen and took care of everything, listening to me & easing my fears. Sensitive and caring she has a quiet gift in how she took... Read More

The people I met at the National Cremation were nothing short of wonderful. My mom had taken care of her end of life paperwork years ago and I am her only child/daughter. Since my mom’s death, I was in a fog and I have been dealing with my mom’s unraveling with dementia for 7 years by myself. Barbara has big compassion and heart has a real gift for taking the unknown of what’s going to happen and took care of everything, listening to me & easing my fears. Sensitive and caring she has a quiet gift in how she took care of my mom. I really can’t find words to thank her enough for handling everything. She took care of my mom like she was her own mom. That’s a precious gift. Thank you so much! Sue xo

Sue O.
Sarasota, FL

Karen at the National Cremation Society was so helpful with arrangements and paperwork a year ago for my Dad and then recently for my Mother. Living in Pennsylvania and having Cancer, Karen was so thorough and made it as easy as possible.

Susan Y.
Sarasota, FL

I can't begin to express the kindness and understanding given to me by Karen Taylor at the National Cremation Society of Sarasota. She took the time to thoroughly explain everything to me so I could understand it clearly. It was wonderful to have someone make this difficult time so much more pleasant

Barbara H.
Venice, FL

Caring, sensitive staff. Made cremation preparations as easy as possible under the circumstances. No hard sell on products, however a beautiful array of prayer cards, guest book packages, jewelry and other remembrances of a loved one available.

Elizabeth B.
Sarasota, FL

From start to finish, our experience was the first rate. It was such a comfort to know that everything was taken care of in a dignified and compassionate manner. I plan to have my own funeral arrangements handled through National Cremation Society.

Patricia P.
Sarasota, FL

Many years ago as the guardian for my brother, one of the court-appointed tasks was to make the final arrangements for my brother. This was initially done in 2003 through the National Cremation and Burial Society of Florida. Fast forward 15 years later we had to follow through on these arrangements. We had to contact the funeral home on a Sunday. We got the most wonderful director name Barbara that followed and directed us through the full process. The remainder of the family is from South Carolina and had to travel to Florida to make the rest of the arrangements.... Read More

Many years ago as the guardian for my brother, one of the court-appointed tasks was to make the final arrangements for my brother. This was initially done in 2003 through the National Cremation and Burial Society of Florida. Fast forward 15 years later we had to follow through on these arrangements. We had to contact the funeral home on a Sunday. We got the most wonderful director name Barbara that followed and directed us through the full process. The remainder of the family is from South Carolina and had to travel to Florida to make the rest of the arrangements. Barbara went over and above to help us in every way to get the service planned and arranged. We held the service at the Bee Ridge facility and everyone was spot on. David was most kind to arrange a large number of artistic renderings and memory boards for us. Michael (location manager) stuck right with us when I locked keys in the rental vehicle, all the way making sure we were being taken care of by AAA. The facility is clean, calming and well cared for. My entire family and dear friends of my brother are most grateful for the services provided. Thank you, Barbara, Michael, and David for all that you did for us.

Pat B.
Sarasota, FL

When my mother passed away on April 12, I liked that National Cremation & Burial Society was extremely professional and very considerate. My parents had made the arrangements with them and my dad is also ultimately going to utilize them as well. Since my dad was obviously in rough shape when my mom passed away, my brother, Mike, and I took over and took care of the arrangements, most of which had already been set up by my parents. What I really appreciated as well as that, when they were going through the different list of products and services that... Read More

When my mother passed away on April 12, I liked that National Cremation & Burial Society was extremely professional and very considerate. My parents had made the arrangements with them and my dad is also ultimately going to utilize them as well. Since my dad was obviously in rough shape when my mom passed away, my brother, Mike, and I took over and took care of the arrangements, most of which had already been set up by my parents. What I really appreciated as well as that, when they were going through the different list of products and services that they offered with my brother and me, they were informative without being pushy. It was very important to us that we didn’t feel like we were being given a sales pitch at that time, with what we were going through, and it was refreshing and satisfying to not feel in any way pressured.

Stephen C.
Sarasota, FL

Was very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy shown to me by the staff at the Sarasota office. Karen was so helpful in guiding me through the process of handling my father's final arrangements. I am so grateful for her assistance and emotional support. It was an excellent experience.

Susan H.
Venice, FL

The service and support that our family received from Barbara Kallevig and the staff at National Cremation Society were outstanding. At an obviously difficult time, it really helped to be treated with dignity and respect and at the same time with efficiency and professionalism. I particularly liked how we were informed of the many products and services offered but in a way that was not aggressive or persistent; instead, it was informative and helpful. Overall the entire process was handled in an excellent manner and the entire experience was pleasant and productive.

Stephen C.
Sarasota, FL

I and my son, David and my Daughter, Lesley were given full attention and everyone dealt with us in a caring and compassion manner. I also felt they were competent and helpful.

Mae M.
Sarasota, FL

I have been very impressed with the compassion and care demonstrated by the staff of National Cremation. Three times they have assisted in the arrangements for loved ones. Always, without exception, they have demonstrated the high standard of care they set for themselves. I could not ask for better service.

Craig L.
Albrightsville, PA

When my mother and father moved down to Florida about 40 years ago, they decided to make sure that they had their final arrangement done and so they were the ones who arranged it with National Cremation. Their reps called me the day after my mother died and told me that they already had somebody pick up the body. They wanted me down there on Monday and they would go through everything that mom and dad had signed. They were very professional and nice. Mom and dad prearranging it took all the tediousness out of it. It's a very nice... Read More

When my mother and father moved down to Florida about 40 years ago, they decided to make sure that they had their final arrangement done and so they were the ones who arranged it with National Cremation. Their reps called me the day after my mother died and told me that they already had somebody pick up the body. They wanted me down there on Monday and they would go through everything that mom and dad had signed. They were very professional and nice. Mom and dad prearranging it took all the tediousness out of it. It’s a very nice experience. They had everything in place. They already had the box picked out and they knew where we wanted it buried. It would be at the Bay Pines National Cemetery and they took care of everything for me.

Linda H.
Bradenton, FL

My parents, who are both deceased, pre-arranged with the National Cremation Society almost 30 years ago. This made the process for me much easier. When my mother who died recently, they contacted me to set up an appointment to finalize all the details. They took care of all the paperwork and anything else I requested them to do. They were very professional and comforting.

Linda H.
Sarasota, FL

During difficult times and sorrow, there is nothing more rewarding than meet people as Matthew Stage. His service is outstanding. He really demonstrated care and empathy about our heart's broken and needs. The TV in the room makes a huge difference. The TV made us focus on the good memories that we will keep always in our hearts and make us forget the moment we were passing through. Thank you Matthew Stage. I highly recommend you and your funeral home. You really make a difference!

Maria M.
Sarasota, FL

Everyone I came in contact with in the Sarasota Fl office was caring and very professional especially MJ Happel. She helped to make my aunt's final arrangements so much easier. You could tell she was a very caring and knowledgeable employee and knew the right things to say to the bereaving family. Thank you, MJ for all your help.

Barbara O.
Sarasota, FL

We met your representative at Overture Grand Oaks, Sarasota FL. She was very compassionate, informed and experienced. She related very well to her listeners. Very professional. We met with her privately that afternoon and signed up.

Caroline K.
Sarasota, FL

My father recently passed away. The staff at the National Cremation in Sarasota was so kind and understanding during this difficult time. Karen E. Baquedano has been attentive to all our needs. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the Sarasota area.

Jeri T.
Sarasota, FL

If I could give a 10 star, I would. When they first entered my fathers room at Bradenton Health Care...the last thing the kind gentleman said was "You can have as long with your father as you want...I will wait outside". My dad was 97 and until a few weeks prior, was still playing cards. I said "No...I am O.K". Dad was a WWll survivor, severely injured in France. When he brought Dad out of the room, covered in the flag...I never felt so honored, proud and humble. It was so respectful. Everyone along the hall stopped and quietly paid... Read More

If I could give a 10 star, I would. When they first entered my fathers room at Bradenton Health Care…the last thing the kind gentleman said was “You can have as long with your father as you want…I will wait outside”. My dad was 97 and until a few weeks prior, was still playing cards. I said “No…I am O.K”. Dad was a WWll survivor, severely injured in France. When he brought Dad out of the room, covered in the flag…I never felt so honored, proud and humble. It was so respectful. Everyone along the hall stopped and quietly paid their respects.
I then met with MJ Happel and she was so kind and made things so very easy to proceed with the business of cremation and filling out of forms. Had planned on just having 6 members of the family for a private service, but so many had asked if there was a memorial, could they come. So proceeded with those plans. In the meantime, had decided that YES….would have taps and folding of the flag. Won’t go into detail, but had a bump in the road, and these plans just seemed impossible to implement. Well…MJ Happel worked many long and hard hours to make this happen and finally found an honor guard in the area and persuaded them to stay and come to do Dads memorial. Had 40 friends and family and after the very wonderful service inside the church, moved outside to bury Dads ashes at their memorial garden, beside my mothers. Then the Taps and folding of the flag. Oh my, I don’t think there was a dry eye amongst the whole crowd, all thanks to the dedication of MJ Happel (the funeral director). Just can’t thank her enough for making me proud of the service that Dad gave to our country. All because of her making all the effort to implement this. She is my hero!!

Patricia C.
Sarasota, Fl

The staff at National Cremation were exceptional. They expedited the death certificate since my brother and I do not live in Florida. Thank you!

Cristy J.
Orange, CT

Losing my mother was extremely difficult. I had zero clues what to do and how to go about arranging her services. Karen and David assisted me on all levels with true professionalism and care. They couldn’t have been more helpful and compassionate. They made an extremely challenging time go smoothly and I can not express in words how thankful I am to them. Karen and David you both are angels walking on the This earth. Thank you so very much.

Laura S.
Sarasota, FL

During this difficult time, we were managing the final arrangements for our aunt from a distance. The people at National Cremation Society of Sarasota realized this and could not have been more helpful. They were clearly sensitive to our loss and handled the arrangements with great compassion and efficiency.

Bob W.
New York, NY

We appreciated such dedication from the entire staff at National Cremation Sarasota on Bee Ridge Rd in Florida. Karen was so compassionate and helpful with every aspect of our mothers viewing and cremation preparation. The location is very nicely decorated and calming also. We would recommend to anyone seeking a highly professional and compassionate staff

Vilma E.
Sarasota, FL

We have been extremely pleased with the compassion and caring guidance that we have experienced with your representative, Barbara Kallevig. Throughout this difficult process, she has been patient, informative and above all very thoughtful and understanding. Her organization with the planning process has given us time to make appropriate decisions for our loved one.

Jaynie/ Vic B.
Sarasota, FL

I am most grateful to have had MJ to work with during this time; she is professional and patient and kind.

Barbara P.
Sarasota, FL.

MJ and her staff were compassionate, prompt and attentive to our needs. Working with them was a breath of fresh air after dealing with other institutions and facilities. Thank you for doing your job...and doing it well MJ!

Jason B.
Sarasota, FL

During one of the darkest times in our lives, my sister and I were treated with utmost respect, dignity, and kindness by MJ and her team. Our mother passed away in July. After simply and clearly presenting all of our options, we made decisions and they handled every detail. We are truly grateful for their service.

Karen F.
Sarasota, FL

When our Dad passed away just before the hurricane, we were unable to get to Florida to handle the arrangements. We are so grateful to Barbara and her staff for the way they guided us through this very difficult time. They are completely professional, efficient and kind.

Pat B.
Sarasota, FL

The person we were assigned was Barbara Kallevig, we (my brother and I ) received exceptional service from Barbara as well as her team. They far exceeded our expectations, completing every task to get our Mom to her final resting place with our father. Well done! Truly exceptional service!

Dave M.
Sarasota, FL

We used National Cremation for my aunt. The director was a very wonderful, caring, & compassionate person. We will forever be grateful to all the staff for their help & attention

Guy G.
Sarasota, FL

I am so appreciative of the help I received at the Sarasota, FL office from Barbara.  She was very understanding to all my needs at the time that was most difficult.  All questions were answered in a most respectful way.  She continued to stay in touch until all plans were finalized.  Thank you, Barbara, for all your assistance.

Roslyn H.
Venice, FL

I am so impressed with your services ..... Bill passed at the Assisted Living so original phone call was from them ...when I arrived (after Bill had passed) your people were already headed our way ..... from then on, the process appreaded to be seamless ... You folks made it so very comfortable for me .... Megan is a jewel .... Thanks to everyone for helping me during this sad time ...... I know when my time comes, you folks will do the same good work for me plus help my grandchildren who will be in charge of my estate... Read More

I am so impressed with your services ….. Bill passed at the Assisted Living so original phone call was from them …when I arrived (after Bill had passed) your people were already headed our way ….. from then on, the process appreaded to be seamless … You folks made it so very comfortable for me …. Megan is a jewel …. Thanks to everyone for helping me during this sad time …… I know when my time comes, you folks will do the same good work for me plus help my grandchildren who will be in charge of my estate ….. Thanks inadvance .. Toni Goff

Toni G.
Sebing Florida

At the time of my Mother's death, we had prearranged with National Cremation. MJ was very helpful with all the arrangements. Emotions can be difficult at this time, but MJ helped explain all the ways that National Cremation could assist our family. Her caring was so appreciated.

Ms. B Baxter
Sarasota, FL

I had just left for vacation and my mother, who lived next door, with assistance from long term caregivers (who were like family), passed away early the next morning, around 1;30 am, in her sleep. I heard from the caregivers how kind and sensitive the couple was who came to pick her up. In my dealings with Karen, Mered and Ramona the past few weeks, they have been there, patiently guiding me through writing, ordering and placing the obituary, contacting the cemetery out of state and helping ordering necklaces. Since the initial process was long distance, I want to commend... Read More

I had just left for vacation and my mother, who lived next door, with assistance from long term caregivers (who were like family), passed away early the next morning, around 1;30 am, in her sleep. I heard from the caregivers how kind and sensitive the couple was who came to pick her up. In my dealings with Karen, Mered and Ramona the past few weeks, they have been there, patiently guiding me through writing, ordering and placing the obituary, contacting the cemetery out of state and helping ordering necklaces. Since the initial process was long distance, I want to commend Karen for the emailing and texting help she did to make it as easy as possible. When I returned, everyone was ready to help with the final arrangements. Their professionalism, knowledge and compassion was exceptional. Thank you so very much!

Marcia S
Sarasota, FL

My parents purchased the services of National Cremation Society many years ago and I am certainly happy they did. The society has been a blessing to our family in so many ways and I don't know what we would have done without them. Karen and the rest of the staff are kind, sympathetic and knowledgeable. I will be visiting them again very soon to make my own final arrangements.

Kevin
Sarasota, FL

MJ and everyone that I happened to speak with was very helpful in this incredibly difficult time.. You all went above and beyond for me. I soooo much appreciate everything that you all did.

Danielle F
Sarasota,FL

My advisor at NCS was Matt Stage. He was right on time for both appointments. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions in a very professional manner. His secretary, Merit, was also very efficient. It was a pleasure dealing with both. I would not hesitate to recommend NCS.

Richard Kaegael
Sarasota, FL

Thank you for your patience and kindness toward me all this past year. You went so far to help me and I don’t have the words to express my thanks. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Annette M.
Avon Park, FL

Thank you for my first session of grief counseling. You are so good at what you do and I hope everyone appreciates your gift and writes accordingly. For those who don’t, let this note express their gratitude as well. Many Thanks.

Fran M.
Sarasota, FL

My Mother passed on June 22, 2013. She had a prepaid contract with The National Cremation Society, at 2990 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota. They were very helpful, took care of all the details as promised, and delivered the ashes and 13 copies of the death certificates in a very timely manner. Some out of state siblings were able to arrive here without any scheduling problems caused by the cremation society. All went well, in a difficult time. I personally made my own arrangements with them today, based on my personal experience dealing with them. I would describe their service with... Read More

My Mother passed on June 22, 2013. She had a prepaid contract with The National Cremation Society, at 2990 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota. They were very helpful, took care of all the details as promised, and delivered the ashes and 13 copies of the death certificates in a very timely manner. Some out of state siblings were able to arrive here without any scheduling problems caused by the cremation society. All went well, in a difficult time. I personally made my own arrangements with them today, based on my personal experience dealing with them. I would describe their service with my mother as timely, helpful, and professional. PS- I checked with my sister who also dealt with them before writing this. She is in agreement.

Gus Gusmer
Sarasota, FL

My father-in-law recently passed away and I worked with Deldon Price to coordinate the many requirements of the cremation and burial process. We had out of town relatives to consider (one had flown in from Australia) and Deldon made a special effort to expedite the various steps of a very involved process. The cremation was done in the shortest time possible, the arrangements were made with the Veterans National Cemetery, and an Honor Guard was scheduled for the service. We received the Death Certificates in a very timely manner. I highly recommend Deldon Price and the National Cremation Society.

William Scarborough
Sarasota, FL

The service we got from the Funeral Director was wonderful! The Military funeral was performed at Sarasota National Cemetery. Everything went exactly as it should have! Even the rain let up for the duration of the service. We had made "pre-arrangements" a little over 2 years ago and I was so glad that we had done that.

Mary S.
Sarasota, FL

My mother prepaid for her cremation with you years ago. And has recently passed away. My step father used your prepaid cremation in 2002 from your Sarasota location. That was a smooth and easy process. The Sarasota location was outstanding, they were so professional, kind and compassionate.

Denise V.
Sarasota, FL

Talking and making your plans for your next life is not easy, but I wanted to make my plans so my family and friends did not have to do this for me. I am 57 and wanted to have everything ready and out of the way so I could enjoy the rest of my life. Butch Kenny was wonderful to work with he explained the process and within one week of signing the paper work I had everything I needed to pass on to family. It was very painless with the help of Butch.

Terri Werst
Sarasota, FL


Chicago / Niles, IL

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

Patrick Griffin has been a tremendous help! He fully explained everything to me and he was there for me every step of the way through the entire process. I especially appreciate Patrick’s dedication as I was solely responsible for and entirely unfamiliar with cremation arrangements as well as other final procedures.

One month later, my family was in need of arranging another cremation. I immediately called Patrick, as I trusted he would administer the same exceptional care as before. Again, Patrick was there for my family with his outstanding manner of devotion.

I highly recommend Patrick and his team with National Cremation Service. They are truly exceptional at providing certain peace of mind during this difficult time. Thank you again, Patrick!

Teri G.

Teri G.
Niles, IL

Patrick was a tremendous help when my father died. His knowledge, professionalism and support far surpassed any expectations. I cannot make enough positive comments to fully convey my appreciation for his services. Even 2 months past the death of my father, he is offering support and service.

Terri F.
Mattoon, IL

Patrick Griffin has been a tremendous help! He fully explained everything to me and he was there for me every step of the way through the entire process. I especially appreciate Patrick’s dedication as I was solely responsible for and entirely unfamiliar with cremation arrangements as well as other final procedures.

One month later, my family was in need of arranging another cremation. I immediately called Patrick, as I trusted he would administer the same exceptional care as before. Again, Patrick was there for my family with his outstanding manner of devotion.

I highly recommend Patrick and his team with National Cremation Services. They are truly exceptional at providing certain peace of mind during this difficult time. Thank you again, Patrick!

Teri G.

Ashley G.
San Francisco, CA

My father had lived in Florida and had this cremation pre-arranged. A few years ago he moved to Illinois and showed me the paperwork. As he got sick I figured I should find out what to do when the time comes. I spoke with Patrick and was so impressed on the follow-up and help I received. I so would highly recommend this business if that’s what you were looking for. After I found were the funeral was to be, Patrick arranged it all… thanks again for the best I could imagine in this time of need.

Debbie H.
Chicago / Niles, IL

Patrick Griffin absolutely went above and beyond in assisting our family throughout the process when dealing with my brother’s unexpected death and the related extenuating circumstances (a spouse who had been missing for a decade, police/coroner investigation, transporting him back to his home state a thousand miles away, etc.). Patrick could not have been more sympathetic, genuine, or more helpful. He always followed up when he said he would, always returned calls promptly, took all the time I needed to answer every question, provided information I needed but didn’t even know to ask, and handled so many details that took a huge burden off our family. I am so thankful for the National Cremation Society and for Patrick Griffin in particular!

Karen T.
Chicago / Niles, IL

I called the National Cremation office in Niles, Illinois from California recently when my sister passed away suddenly. I was put in contact with Patrick Griffin. I simply cannot express how professional, kind, efficient, knowledgeable and supportive he was. He handled everything without a hitch and I never had to be concerned that something wasn’t getting done. Trying to make arrangements from out of town was stressful and Patrick was so good at his job I felt completely confident that I had made the right choice. When we all arrived in Illinois, he continued to provide excellent service all the way through the process. He went above and beyond what we expected and provided services to make our arrangements as easy as possible since we were from out of town. This is the place to use, and Patrick is the reason. Thank you so much, Patrick, my sister, and daughter and I appreciate all that you did for us.

Sarah Z.
Chicago / Niles, IL

5 stars are not enough to describe the excellent care and service that Patrick Griffin gives. This is the second time I have had to call on Patrick for a family member. He always provides care, compassion, speed, and overall superiority when it comes to handling this part of the death process for you. I think cremation is the way to handle your end, and Patrick is definitely the man to deal with for this. Thank you, Patrick, for everything!

Frank K.
Chicago / IL

When we were advised by the hospice to plan ahead, I reluctantly made the phone calls. I reached Paula, who answered the phone right away (as opposed to voicemail!) and patiently answered my many, many detailed questions. When my Mom passed, Patrick called me and took care of everything for us. He guided us through the paperwork and made everything very easy. He was flexible in meeting a special request and he came to our home. He provided us with a checklist of things we would need to take care of in the future and even notified social security for us. I highly recommend this very professional and compassionate team!

Judy S.
Glencoe, IL

I can’t say enough about the amazing experience I had dealing with my moms passing and her cremation and it’s all because of Patrick **. From the first phone conversation to emails to texts he was available, patient and so compassionate- during such a heartbreaking time, he seemed to make everything easier. This is the reason without blinking I turned to him to take care of my prepaid cremation as will my sister and anyone who slows down enough to listen to me sing his praises.

Tracy N.
Chicago, IL

I found the services of National Cremation Service in Niles, IL, to be absolutely outstanding. Both Brandon Best and Darlene Matos are consummate professionals. They are welcoming, knowledgeable, and compassionate. In addition, the fees are, comparatively speaking, quite reasonable.

Don M.
Chicago, IL

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, planning a funeral is extremely difficult. What made my situation even worse was that I lived out of state. Patrick Griffin helped me through every step of the way with kindness, compassion and true professionalism.
I am eternally grateful to Patrick!!

Lauren G.
Plano, TX

We had chosen National Cremation Services because my Grandparents had chosen them years ago for their final wishes. I had contracted through the Florida office who put me in in touch with a local Funeral Home at the time of my Mothers passing. After a bit of confusion, Patrick Griffin contacted me from the local NCS Niles, Illinois office, not far from our home. He was able to smooth everything out. He is thoughtful, kind, patient and provided excellent service to our family. He even offered his personal phone number to us in case we needed him. That goes above and beyond!

Patrick Griffin handled all of the details in the most professional manner. He helped me to write a beautiful obituary. He made sure that the urns we selected were delivered. He oversaw that all of the paperwork was completed and submitted promptly so that our Mothers remains were able to be at her memorial service (it was only a few days). We were touched.

We highly recommend the personal service that Patrick Griffin gave to our family and the caring nature of everyone involved at National Cremation Services. On a scale of 10, they go to 11! God Bless them.

Sharon C.
Skokie, IL

Patrick was incredibly kind, sensitive and professional in every interaction we had with him. He answered all our questions related to transporting some of our mom’s remains by plane. He was in touch with us to check in and responded to every email correspondence very quickly. thank you for making the best out of a difficult situation.

Elena G.
Niles, IL

I was very pleased of the way Patrick F Griffin Jr handled the whole Cremation process of my wife Violet M Johansson from start to finish it made it very pain free for me doing the whole process.  Thank you.

Preben
South Beloit, IL

Preben J
South Beloit,IL

The loss of my beloved husband after 49 years is difficult to bear. Planning for his cremation with the company we had contracted with in San Diego promised to be an issue when we found they did not service Illinois. Fortunately, National Cremation Services in the person of Patrick Griffin stepped in and provided excellent service to me and our family.

Patrick Griffin handled all of the details in the most professional way. Making sure the urns were the correct choices and delivering them and all the correlated paperwork.

We were very satisfied with the service and personal attention that Mr. Griffin gave to our needs. National Cremation Services deserves its five star rating.

Adrienne C
San Marcos, CA

I just wanted to express my gratitude regarding my recent dealings with Patrick Griffin in the Niles, IL Location for handling the final arrangements for my father who passed away. He went above and beyond my expectations which included handling all the burial arrangements with the VA and Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. He also hand delivered everything to me. He was so supportive and eager to assist in any way that he could which really made this whole process as stress-free as possible. We kind of had a shortened time table to get everything done since I do not live in the area anymore and thus had to fly in and Patrick made everything happen. I am so grateful for Patrick and everything he did.

Rachel M.
Niles, IL

Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

My mother recently passed and had purchased her cremation well in advance. I'm sure she had excellent service when she did that. Once I contacted the office to begin the process after her passing, Maryann was extremely helpful which helped ease some of my burden and worry. Thank you very much for your thoughtful and kind help in a time of need.

Sheila C.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

Maryann made the entire process easy. She had a very calming presence during difficult times.

Steve B.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

When I needed them they were there. My mother had past. I called their number and talked to Maryann and they were there. Everyone was sympathetic. Maryann made things a little easier to bear. She is still working with me to take care of some of the details.

James T.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

My parents prearranged to have National Cremation Society take care of their end of life needs. My mom recently passed away and Maryann McConnell and her team were professional, efficient, and kind. It made it easy for my father and our family to arrange for burial and for saying good-bye. They were truly a pleasure to work with.

Christine S.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

Best place ever !!! There are reviews on here that are 5-stars but not posted read them! You will not be disappointed in these services in our difficult time of need.

Kara H.
Detroit, MI

My in-laws pre-planned their cremation almost 10 years ago. When they told us what they had done, we, of course, didn't want to discuss it. When my father-in-law became ill in May, we pulled out the wooden box in their closet that had all of the information, who to call, what would happen, etc. There was even a card with the phone number and contact information to call. When my father-in-law passed away at home in late July, we called the number. Within an hour, two very professional, very compassionate men came to pick my father-in-law's body up from the... Read More

My in-laws pre-planned their cremation almost 10 years ago. When they told us what they had done, we, of course, didn’t want to discuss it. When my father-in-law became ill in May, we pulled out the wooden box in their closet that had all of the information, who to call, what would happen, etc. There was even a card with the phone number and contact information to call. When my father-in-law passed away at home in late July, we called the number. Within an hour, two very professional, very compassionate men came to pick my father-in-law’s body up from the home. They were very respectful to my mother-in-law, who wanted to stay in the room while they prepared his body. They gave us a final opportunity to say good-bye and gave us all of the information as to where his body would be transported. From that point on, we communicated with Maryann McConnell, who epitomizes customer service. Not only was she compassionate and empathetic as we went through the process of making final decisions. She sent over other options for the urn and we purchased a beautiful companion urn, "The Dance of Life", that was so symbolic of their life as dance partners. The process was completed within a week and we were able to have a beautiful funeral mass commemorating his memory. We are very grateful for the services of NCS. And, a special thank you to Maryann. We could not have done it without you!

Terri S.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

We contacted the National Cremation Society after the sudden demise of my dad. Maryann and Kara were extremely compassionate and went over and beyond to accommodate our requests. I and my family were impressed by their professionalism and making it easier than we thought this time would be for us.

Vaishnavi S.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

Maryann K McConnell is the most caring and kindest service manager our family has encountered. She has restored our faith in the business of handling the deceased.

Conrad H.
Detroit, MI

Maryann McConnell was a godsend. Her professionalism, knowledge, compassion, and kindness is all that held me together while sorting everything out. Our family is grateful for the respect and empathy Maryann extended to us. I can not say enough about her. Thank you for all you have done for us Maryann, we are forever indebted to you.

Randi F.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

My mother passed away yesterday and after contacting this service I was taken care of within the hour by Johnna. Outstanding and expedient service provided by this employee.

Stephanie H.
Detroit, MI

When my mother passed away unexpectedly, my siblings and I were shocked and devastated. She had previously said, "If anything happens to me, look in the hall closet." No one wants to hear or think about that, so the response was always "Nothing is going to happen to you!". Then one day it did. When we went in the closet and found a box with paperwork and an 800 number, the relief was immense. Now we knew, based on a contract signed by her, what her last wishes really were with no second-guessing. A phone call to an 800 number... Read More

When my mother passed away unexpectedly, my siblings and I were shocked and devastated. She had previously said, "If anything happens to me, look in the hall closet." No one wants to hear or think about that, so the response was always "Nothing is going to happen to you!". Then one day it did. When we went in the closet and found a box with paperwork and an 800 number, the relief was immense. Now we knew, based on a contract signed by her, what her last wishes really were with no second-guessing.

A phone call to an 800 number on the paperwork led me to Maryann. I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate all that she did for me. She patiently led me to step by step through the process and it could not have been easier. A couple of signatures from me and she took care of the rest. I would give her 10 stars if I could. So based on my experience, I would not hesitate to recommend National Cremation Services to anyone.

If you are thinking about pre-planning for yourself I will say I am so glad my Mom did it.

Valerie D.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

I am extremely satisfied and happy my husband and I chose National Cremation Society. Maryann ** was a godsend. I couldn't have gone through my husband's passing without her. She is genuine and very compassionate.

Lucy B.
Roseville, MI

The death of a loved one can be and is a very difficult time. Confusion caused by the flood of emotion can cloud one's thinking ability at a time when decisions need to be made. My family and I thank NCS for their concern for our loved one as well as the family. Our contact, Maryann McConnell, was both professional and compassionate. She helped us through the process from the very first phone call to her very last inquiry to make sure all things were taken care of just so. Maryann was prompt, courteous and a pleasure to work with.... Read More

The death of a loved one can be and is a very difficult time. Confusion caused by the flood of emotion can cloud one’s thinking ability at a time when decisions need to be made. My family and I thank NCS for their concern for our loved one as well as the family. Our contact, Maryann McConnell, was both professional and compassionate. She helped us through the process from the very first phone call to her very last inquiry to make sure all things were taken care of just so. Maryann was prompt, courteous and a pleasure to work with. Thank You, Maryann, NCS and the entire team of loving professionals that helped us through…

Gerald H.
Detroit, MI

After losing the best friend I have, Maryann McConnell and her staff completely made my life easier through this grieving process. I had so many things to take care of and Maryann made this aspect run flawlessly. I would highly recommend them as well as Maryann for your cremation process. Thank you very much for all you did. Respectfully

Michael B.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

When I first called National Cremation, it seemed to be the right place to go with, considering the young lady who answered the phone and a couple of reviews. Lorraine came and spoke with us. It turns out that it was the day before my mother’s passing, and we were able to fill out the paperwork and pay. Lorraine waited while we went to the bank to get the certified check, and I thought that was cool that they came to the house. The cremation wasn’t costly and there was no hoopla. Everything went as far as perfect could go... Read More

When I first called National Cremation, it seemed to be the right place to go with, considering the young lady who answered the phone and a couple of reviews. Lorraine came and spoke with us. It turns out that it was the day before my mother’s passing, and we were able to fill out the paperwork and pay. Lorraine waited while we went to the bank to get the certified check, and I thought that was cool that they came to the house. The cremation wasn’t costly and there was no hoopla. Everything went as far as perfect could go in that situation. I couldn’t even believe how smooth everything went. It was our first experience with cremation. Since there were no frills, I know now that I’ll be cremated. Burial is totally unnecessary to me.

Karmen C.
Dallas, TX

Maryann was great to me. My mother passed, and I felt the same warmth and compassion from Maryann as a mother would. She has made a difference I feel I can mourn and be at peace, thank you for being there for me.

Edward S.
San Francisco, CA

Very good experience with our dad’s arrangements. Thoughtful and courteous staff. No pressure to buy any extras. Thank you🙂

Brian G.
Detroit, MI

A positive experience during this most difficult time. Lorraine came to our home to explain the entire process to us. This was very helpful as we were doing home hospice for our mother. Though time was of the essence, we did not know she would pass the following day. From the arrival of the funeral home to MaryAnn at the office finalizing the paperwork, everything was seamless.

Karmen C.
Las Colinas, TX

Honestly the best place, Maryann the funeral director is passionate and loving and attentive to each families needs, she gets the job done in the hard times. She is always keeping in touch with the families to make sure everything is going as smoothly as possible and to take the burden off the family members so they can concentrate on what's important their loved ones. This by far hands down is a GREAT!! the place to come :-)

Kara H.
Detroit, MI

Our family was very pleased with the service and product and care that was given to our love one Brittany. Maryann and the staff were caring, always there to answer any questions, helpful of with products we wanted to purchase. We chose Thomas Kinkade for mass care and thank you cards. They were beautiful. The guest book also had pictures, poems, and psalms. We thank you for your time, caring and the beautiful products. The Urns with the doves and all the jewelry. Beautiful keepsakes that keep our beautiful girl close to us.

Sharon N.
Port Richey, FL

Our family is so grateful that my father had the foresight to get a policy from the National Cremation Society for himself and my mother when they lived in Florida. When my father passed 10 years ago my mother was able to handle the burial arrangements without a hitch. When my mother passed recently she was in a nursing home in Michigan. Even though the policy had been originally purchased in Florida we were able to navigate the extra steps involved in the burial process with the help of Maryann McConnell at the National Cremation Society's office in Bloomfield Hills,... Read More

Our family is so grateful that my father had the foresight to get a policy from the National Cremation Society for himself and my mother when they lived in Florida. When my father passed 10 years ago my mother was able to handle the burial arrangements without a hitch. When my mother passed recently she was in a nursing home in Michigan. Even though the policy had been originally purchased in Florida we were able to navigate the extra steps involved in the burial process with the help of Maryann McConnell at the National Cremation Society’s office in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Maryanne was a marvel, guiding us through the process in a caring, responsive and professional manner. She answered all our questions immediately, even updating us on her days off. We cannot thank her enough for the kindness she showed us during a stressful time. I would highly recommend The National Cremation Society as a smart investment for anyone looking to plan ahead and ensure peace of mind.

Donald A.
Battle Creek, FL

We lost my mom August 25, 2018. I can't thank Mary Ann enough for her compassion and professionalism through the difficult time. My mom had the foresight years ago to set up her own cremation with National Cremation Society so we would not have to make rash decisions upon her death. She said " It will be easy, just call them with my contract number and they will take care of me." As in life, she was right in death. Thank you for your ultimate care with my mom. She had a beautiful soul and will be forever missed.

Sondra S.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

I was referred by one of our parishioners. Her husband received their services and was pleased. My wife had dementia and was in an adult foster care home. Right from the beginning, Mary told all that involved and I was grateful. The time came about a week ago and everything proceeded the way she had explained. The process was smooth, caring and enough time spent to know that she really cared. I highly recommend if her services are in need and you won't be disappointed. Thanks, May God Bless you. You get 10 out of 10 Nathan

Ungyan S.
Rochester, MI

Thank you, Maryann McConnell, for helping my family implement my dad's wishes of cremation. You extremely helpful answering all our questions and understanding of our wants and needs.

John R.
MACOMB

It was a pleasure working with the service manager, Maryann **. She was professional, personable, and empathetic. She made a difficult situation easier to deal with. Choosing National Cremation Society was a good decision.

Dianne P.
Fenton, MI

Great Decision!

Angela M.
Detroit, MI

My wife passed away due to pancreatic cancer last November. She told me to have a cremation service and that is how I met the terrific people at "National Cremation Society". They took such great care of myself & family and helped us with everything we needed for a smooth service. "Thank You" for everything you helped us with. Maryanne, you are a terrific person sent from heaven to help us through our time of need. Thank You so much. Sincerely, Thomas P.

Thomas P.
Flushing, MI

Maryann McConnell deserves to be recognized as an outstanding asset to NCS, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She was so kind, patient and understanding of our wants and needs when it came time to implement my sister’s cremation plan. She made the whole process from start to finish and was always very concerned with how we were and asking was there anything else we might need. She made a very sad time for our family a lot less stressful. Thank you, Maryann!

Jefferia B.
Detroit / Bloomfield Hills, MI

Your agent Mr. Rich Perry was helpful with the process in explaining the way things go when we pass and answering any and all questions that I had. He made me very comfortable talking about and deciding what to do at this time. I thank him and your company from the bottom of my heart. It's such a relief knowing this nasty deed will be taken care of and my family and loved ones don't have to deal with it. Thanks again Mr. Rich Perry.

Victoria Boorom
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

I want to thank Abby and your organization for everything you did for us. Everything was perfect. We made a very good decision in making the arrangements we did - didn't expect to use them so soon though. Still one to go. Please express my thanks to all. Bob

Robert B.
Minneapolis, MN

National Cremation Society was wonderful during the death of my husband - Abby was compassionate, caring, and there when needed. This is a service I recommend to family and friends. Abby was a wonderful resource.

Joyce K.
Surprise, AZ

I greatly appreciate the kindness, caring and wonderful service I received from Abby Schilling after the death of my husband on April 16, 2019. It is wonderful to know that such caring people are placed on this earth to help in such sad times. Abby, thank you so much!

Diane VS
Minneapolis, MN

From the time we spoke with National Cremation through my husbands passing and cremation, National Cremation was very responsive with their services and supplying additional resources during a difficult time. Sara Anderson went out of her way to make sure paperwork was collected and returned on a timely basis despite several snowstorms, cold weather, and poor roads. The cremation allowed the family time to prepare a memorial service. Thanks, Sara and National Cremation Society.

Sally N.
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

Wow, somewhere in the initial presentation I must have missed the advisory that my box would show up in the mail and that was a shock when with no warning I opened the carton and viola that is where my ashes will be placed. Quite a surprise!

Ron M.
Minneapolis, MN

Abby Schilling went above and beyond helping my mom and our family after my father's death. She answered every question patiently, professionally and with compassion. She personally hands delivered the remains and to my mom and treated her very kindly. I live 800 miles away from my parents so this treatment and care were greatly appreciated. I highly recommend them. Thank you, Abby, C.Withers

Cori W.
Richfield, MN

My family had an excellent experience with Abby Schilling. My uncle chose this company for his prepaid cremation. When I called to let Abby know of his passing, she was instantly helpful, kind, and accommodating. She has the heart to help families during this incredibly difficult time. I am very impressed with her compassion and professionalism. Abby helped us through getting the obituary to two different newspapers, coordinated arrangements with Ft. Snelling, and ordered state official documents. She was with us every step of the way and answered all of our questions, some before we even knew to ask. I... Read More

My family had an excellent experience with Abby Schilling. My uncle chose this company for his prepaid cremation. When I called to let Abby know of his passing, she was instantly helpful, kind, and accommodating. She has the heart to help families during this incredibly difficult time. I am very impressed with her compassion and professionalism. Abby helped us through getting the obituary to two different newspapers, coordinated arrangements with Ft. Snelling, and ordered state official documents. She was with us every step of the way and answered all of our questions, some before we even knew to ask. I never felt the pressure of any kind. If you are in need of this type of service, I would highly recommend working with Abby Schilling. She is excellent at her job and makes this awkward and painful time as smooth as possible. I am thankful we were able to work with someone so kind and professional.

Holly P.
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

Although I am not a regular Yelp reviewer, I wanted to take a moment to add my comments about this company. My family had an excellent experience with Abby Schilling. My uncle chose this company for his prepaid cremation. When I called to let Abby know of his passing, she was instantly helpful, kind, and accommodating. She has the heart to help families during this incredibly difficult time. I am very impressed with her compassion and professionalism. Abby helped us through getting the obituary to two different newspapers, coordinated arrangements with Ft. Snelling, and ordered state official documents. She was... Read More

Although I am not a regular Yelp reviewer, I wanted to take a moment to add my comments about this company. My family had an excellent experience with Abby Schilling. My uncle chose this company for his prepaid cremation. When I called to let Abby know of his passing, she was instantly helpful, kind, and accommodating. She has the heart to help families during this incredibly difficult time. I am very impressed with her compassion and professionalism. Abby helped us through getting the obituary to two different newspapers, coordinated arrangements with Ft. Snelling, and ordered state official documents. She was with us every step of the way and answered all of our questions, some before we even knew to ask. I never felt the pressure of any kind. If you are in need of this type of service, I would highly recommend working with Abby Schilling. She is excellent at her job and makes this awkward and painful time as smooth as possible. I am thankful we were able to work with someone so kind and professional.

Mrs. P.
Richardson, TX

My dad chose to be cremated and that was one of his wishes so mom followed up on it. They went with National Cremation. My dad passed away in January and it was a busy time. There were lots of questions and things going on and my mom’s memory was not so great. She forgot where payment was at and she thought she had paid things when she hadn’t. There were extra phone calls to try and iron out the summary of her bill. And more recently, when an update to the computer program took place, few plans were set... Read More

My dad chose to be cremated and that was one of his wishes so mom followed up on it. They went with National Cremation. My dad passed away in January and it was a busy time. There were lots of questions and things going on and my mom’s memory was not so great. She forgot where payment was at and she thought she had paid things when she hadn’t. There were extra phone calls to try and iron out the summary of her bill. And more recently, when an update to the computer program took place, few plans were set off in the automatic electronic withdrawal banking and my mom was one of them. I was a little bit confused by it because I thought it was electronic withdrawal. Then she couldn’t find the invoice and didn’t even know about it. I called them back to iron it out and they were very helpful. Every single phone call was very helpful.

Laura G.
Minneapolis, MN

The National Cremation Society has been wonderful to work with. All those we spoke and met with were respectful and comforting. Our questions and concerns were answered with care. Abby was amazing. She made sure that the details of transport all took place during an MN snowstorm which impacted our family flights and schedules.

Laura G.
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

Abby Schilling was wonderful to work with. She was so very helpful in arranging my father's cremation and assisted our family in every step of the process. She was sensitive and compassionate and yet very professional.

Jennifer M.
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

The initial contact with Sales Rep Scott Flynn was on very short notice and he was very accommodating on the time schedule I needed and he made a very difficult process for arranging for the death of my Mother as easy as it could be. He knew what my situation was and spared me from a big sales pitch we just took care of the necessary business. The Funeral Director Abbey was wonderful and helped me with some difficult decisions with Fort Snelling policies and our families desire to also have a Memorial service at a date in the future.... Read More

The initial contact with Sales Rep Scott Flynn was on very short notice and he was very accommodating on the time schedule I needed and he made a very difficult process for arranging for the death of my Mother as easy as it could be. He knew what my situation was and spared me from a big sales pitch we just took care of the necessary business.

The Funeral Director Abbey was wonderful and helped me with some difficult decisions with Fort Snelling policies and our families desire to also have a Memorial service at a date in the future. Abbey was very easy to talk wioth and I would definitely recommend her for someone going through this difficult time of preparing for the final resting place of a loved ones remains.

Andy W.
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

Abby Schilling provided excellent and compassionate service and advice at this difficult time in our lives. She was helpful and considerate, while at the same time efficient.

Jeylan M
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

I have never put a review on Yelp before, so I'm sure they are "not going to recommend" my review. i read the four "not recommended" reviews for National Cremation Society, and they were all very favorable.  I am so impressed with them.  I have never been thru this before. We prepaid for cremation and I assumed that would be the extent of their involvement - I assumed I would be on my own. Not so!  Abby was in constant communication with me, took care of many things i hadn't expected them to do. She explained how everything would work,... Read More

I have never put a review on Yelp before, so I’m sure they are “not going to recommend” my review. i read the four “not recommended” reviews for National Cremation Society, and they were all very favorable.  I am so impressed with them.  I have never been thru this before. We prepaid for cremation and I assumed that would be the extent of their involvement – I assumed I would be on my own. Not so!  Abby was in constant communication with me, took care of many things i hadn’t expected them to do. She explained how everything would work, arranged for the burial at the national cemetery, arranged for the death certificates, and delivered the flag to be presented to me at the cemetery, the death certificates, and my husband’s cremation remains to me at my house.  I did not realize they would do all that.  What a fabulous service for the money.  I can’t recommend them more highly!

Marthanne T
Rosemount, MN

My mother purchased the cremation service in Florida, approximately 10 years prior to my fathers passing at their home in Minnesota. The Minnesota representative, Abby Schilling, helped us through the process wonderfully. It could not have been done better. Thank you Abby and the National Cremation Society for helping us through this transition.

Stephen A
Minneapolis / Richfield, MN

My husband and I had pre-planned and paid for our cremations with the National Cremation Society of Richfield.  We had a wonderful experience with the Richfield, MN office.  My husband was on hospice and when I called with questions several times before he died, the people were so very patient and kind and reassuring.  Abby Schilling was wonderful to work with.  She was very kind, patient and answered every question I had.  She took care of every detail re. picking up Ed's body.  She took care of the obituaries, came over with the flag and urn before Ed's burial and... Read More

My husband and I had pre-planned and paid for our cremations with the National Cremation Society of Richfield.  We had a wonderful experience with the Richfield, MN office.  My husband was on hospice and when I called with questions several times before he died, the people were so very patient and kind and reassuring.  Abby Schilling was wonderful to work with.  She was very kind, patient and answered every question I had.  She took care of every detail re. picking up Ed’s body.  She took care of the obituaries, came over with the flag and urn before Ed’s burial and had all the information re. the burial, where to go, the time, what we wanted on the tombstone.  This is a huge blessing to have someone like Abby when a person is grieving and unable to process everything that needs to be done.  I have recommended National Cremation Society of Richfield to many people.

Phyllis P.
Richfield, MN

Everything was done professionally & with compassion.

Roberta D.
Minneapolis, MN

Abby was outstanding as to seeing that everything was done properly.

Art S.
Minneapolis, MN

Very impressed with Abby and her work ethics.

Al S.
Minneapolis, MN

We were extremely pleased with all services provided.

Jerrine L.
Minneapolis, MN

The human touch provided during this very stressful time was extremely appreciated… the prearrangement of cremation was extremely beneficial.

Doris B.
Minneapolis, MN

I was impressed with the personal attention we received from your staff.

Susan K.
Red Wing, MN

Thank you for showing our family so much compassion when we needed it the most. You made everything go so smoothly which allowed us to plan the service and attend to all the other matters. You all worked with listening and loving hearts every family needs at this time.

Jackie B.
Richfield, MN

Abby and staff were great to work with. They helped us with both parents and we have recommended them to others.

Bill B.
Eden Prairie, MN

Thank you for your great efforts for our mom. I really appreciate your service and will highly recommend you to others we know.