Cremation and Memorial Services

All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process. Cremation doesn't  diminish the need for ceremony and it can involve viewing, either private (family only) or public (including friends)  At Brooks Lyon we are affiliated with Cremation Society of Virginia (click here).  The most experienced service provider of cremation in this area.   Simple... Dignified... Affordable.

Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.


Cremation Services

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one. 

We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together at the Brooks Lyon Chapel (newly renovated) to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting.  It may be in your church, in Constitution Square, the Prizery or at Berry Hill Plantation. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.


Cremation, Memorial and Burial Services

If burial after cremation and a memorial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the cremated remains being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, But not required and then a memorial service in your church or Brooks Lyon Chapel (newly renovated), Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.

Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.  as an affiliate of Cremation Society of Virginia (click here), no one has more experience at caring for cremation than Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.  Our owner, Michael Lyon embraced cremation while other funeral homes, attempted to avoid it.


Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.                                                                                                                                                        However, if Direct Cremation, also known as Simple Cremation  (No Services Desired), our firm partners with and are affiliates (owned by the same company) with Cremation Society of Virginia (click here).  There isn't more affordable care available within Southern Virginia.   Simple...Dignified....Affordable!


You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.  Brooks Lyon Funeral Home... Elegant,  Respectful, unhurried!

Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.