We're here to answer all your questions.
Do I need to contact a cemetery if I’ve already contacted a funeral home?
If you chose to use one of our cemeteries, your funeral director is able to make all the burial arrangements. If you are using another cemetery without the assistance of one of our professionals, yes, we encourage you to also contact them. They can help you plan for and arrange all the details for your loved one following a funeral service. Any cemetery will be able to provide you help and assistance as you’re planning.
I’m looking into vaults - can they be personalized?
Of course. We have a wide range of personalization choices, including customized nameplates and military insignias, with options available to meet your specific needs. Contact us to find out more about how your loved one’s vault can be personalized to your wishes.
Do I need to purchase a burial vault?
In most areas of the country, it is not a law that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave and we have such areas. In some sections of our cemeteries it is required that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink, and to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
I’ve heard about mausoleum burials - what are the benefits?
People choose mausoleum crypts because they are both clean and dry. They offer a good alternative for those who who prefer to not be interred in the ground. The award-winning designed Greenwood Mausoleum is among the most beautiful mausoleums in the State of Texas.
Are there vaults for cremated remains?
Yes, we offer urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains. We have a wide selection available, so we are sure we can help you find a beautiful option that is a good fit for your taste and preferences.
Can two cremations be performed at once?
No. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult.
Can the family witness the cremation?
At our crematories, yes indeed. The cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom. As anything, this is a personal choice on whether you want to witness this event. Many, if not most crematories do not have viewing rooms.
Are cemeteries running out of space?
Greenwood and Mount Olivet were designed to perpetually honor those that are buried here and also to honor the use of the land. With simple wooden caskets, unlimited burials can be made. With many locations burials can be stacked in the same location. Our funeral homes and cemeteries can always help you find the space you need, so don’t ever feel that there is not an option to meet your needs. Greenwood and Mount Olivet have sufficient space for generations to come.
I’ve heard of Endowment Care - what is it?
In short, Endowment Care refers to the funds that keep the cemetery grounds beautiful and well-kept, ensuring that your loved one will be taken care of each and every day over the long term. Once the service is over and those in attendance have left the grounds, we want to ensure that peacefulness and beauty are permanent parts of our grounds and Endowment Care makes this possible.