At Affinity Funeral Service, we pride ourselves on handling the services of your loved one with the utmost dignity and care. We also stress the importance of efficiency with everyone on our team. When a family has chosen cremation, we make every effort to return your loved one’s cremated remains as soon as possible.
Many providers tell families that it will be a minimum of 15 days prior to receiving their loved one’s cremated remains back into their care.
While every family we serve is different, we average a three to five business day turnaround of cremated remains once all the necessary paperwork is in order. Delays usually occur when death occurs on a weekend or holiday and the primary care physician’s office is not available to receive the death certificate for signature.
The State of Virginia requires that a few items be completed prior to the cremation taking place, including the Cremation Authorization Form, Signed Death Certificate, and the Medical Examiner/Coroner Examination.
*Evening and weekend memorial services, add $500. For all of our cremation packages, we allow immediate family to view their loved one again in person at no additional charge. This is limited to 30 minutes and 10 people. These packages do not include the fee for the alternative container, state medical examiner fee, and Virginia sales tax on merchandise.