Life Celebration Enhancements
Through our highly trained staff and all inclusive offerings, we specialize in providing one-of-a-kind custom tributes unlike anything witnessed in the industry today. Our short term event planning process provides unique and highly personalized ways to honor a life and leave a "Lasting Tribute” for generations to come. Below are just a sample of the tribute experiences and custom keepsakes we provide, as a life can be honored in many ways.
Second Line Celebrations - $1,250
Lasting Tributes is the only area funeral service provider to offer Second Line Celebrations. These can be carried out for burial or cremation ceremonies. It consists of a 6 or 8 piece New Orleans style band to participate in a Tribute to a life lived.
Performances by the band have been included for memorial celebrations at funeral homes, churches, receptions, cemeteries and the local streets of your community. Coordination with local or city police for temporary closing of streets is coordinated by your Lasting Tributes staff.
Motorcycle Hearse - $950
For people wishing to break tradition, you will find the 19th century styling of the hearse offers a unique means of transportation for your loved one to their final resting-place. A motorcycle hearse makes a statement and personalizes the service to provide that special remembrance for your family and friends. Members of the military, police force and fireman both active duty and retired will appreciate the glass sided caisson that displays the love, respect and pride for a loved ones service.
Atlantic Scattering Tribute - $650
This tribute oversees the placement of cremated remains in the Atlantic Ocean using a biodegradable scattering urn. Each family is provided photographs and a certificate depicting a map and GPS coordinates of where their loved one was placed in the ocean waters. This tribute includes bio urn and private scattering.
Toasting Tribute - $650
Memorial Toasts are designed to honor the one you loved by raising a glass and offering a toast. This time of remembrance allows family and friends to share a special story, poem or verse, in the form of a toast. Through our partner Harry Browne’s we are able to provide a champagne or wine toast of your preference to any ceremony of your choosing through Lasting Tributes.
Grace cremation garden and ossuary
The Grace Cremation Garden offered exclusively by Bestgate Memorial Park affords you the opportunity to select the most meaningful version of permanent memorialization for you and your loved ones. Ground burial, granite memorial placement (pedestals and benches), ossuary scattering, and memorial trees are some of the unique options available in the Grace Garden.
Bagpiper - $350
To mourn the passing of a loved one a traditional piper can play at a tribute of ones choosing as a means of respect. For centuries, it has always added a special touch to any ceremony with their unique and individual sound.
Custom Memorialization - prices quoted upon request
Being an all inclusive funeral home and cremation provider we own and operate our own monument company, allowing us to provide families with one of a kind custom memorialization options. This includes custom upright monuments, bronze plaques, individual cremation memorials, and individual mausoleums and crypts. With owning and operating cemeteries, we have the knowledge necessary to provide you with the assistance in creating a perfect memorial for the one you love. Our memorials are designed to be placed in any cemetery or private lot of your preference. We work with all area cemeteries.
Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Tribute - $3,295 (all inclusive)
This honorable tribute provides arrangement for inurnment and military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, with an optional memorial breakfast gathering at our funeral home followed by a private family escort to the cemetery grounds. This tribute includes all transportation & cremation expenses, organization of military honors and a niche urn.
Dove Release Tribute - $350
Dove Release Tribute is a tangible way to help children and adults honor their loved one. The ceremony is coordinated with the assistance of our staff at a location of your choice.
Custom Keepsakes - Prices are quoted upon request
From two-dimensional ink prints, a keepsake is created using the time-honored process of wax casting. The resulting keepsake is three-dimensional, allowing you to feel the ridges of the print of your loved one. The backside is finished with personalized engraving that further echoes the connections you share.
Available as Keepsake charms – Heart shaped and oval shaped, Rings, Remembrance Bands, Charm bracelets, Earrings, Tie Tac/Lapel Pin, Cuff Links, and much more…
Memory Glass®Create an everlasting memorial using only a small portion of your loved one’s remains. Each piece can be customized. Like a fingerprint, no two pieces are identical. Memory Glass® is available as hearts, pendants, globes or touchstones.
Whether you envision a traditional urn of the past or are looking for something one-of-a-kind, our directors can help you locate the perfect memento for your loved one. Some selections we offer can be viewed here.