Turning to the rich history of the rural cemeteries of the 19th century, the architects of Abbey Funeral Home and Tallahassee Memory Gardens preserved the historic elements of a time when cemeteries became, not only places of mourning, but also places for those wanting to experience the peacefulness and serenity of a beautiful park.
Abbey Funeral Home and Tallahassee Memory Gardens provides families with exceptional settings for the permanent memorials of their loved ones. With acres of rolling green lawns, majestic trees, a community mausoleum and Apostles Statues, Abbey Funeral Home and Tallahassee Memory Gardens is a perfect place for families to return, year after year, in remembrance and honor.
Sometimes one family member wants to be buried and another wishes to be cremated, yet they want to be together. Because we know this to be a common wish, Abbey Funeral Home and Tallahassee Memory Gardens makes it simple for families. We can easily arrange for a common burial for both of your loved ones in the same plot.
We would be honored to guide you through the cemetery grounds, explore your perspectives, and make suggestions. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands; but our expertise can certainly guide you.
Traditionally, in-ground burial has been the choice of many families. We provide families with many in-ground burial options, including large family estate lots, multiple space lots and single grave spaces. Depending on the needs of the family, there are many areas throughout the cemetery to choose from.
Abbey Funeral Home and Tallahassee Memory Gardens maintains a variety of facilities for the inurnment of cremated remains, giving you a full selection of urns, urn vaults and niches. For those families who desire it, we are also able to combine in-ground burial for both casketed and cremated remains.
Cremation niches are available in our mausoleum as well as in the Garden of the Apostles. These above ground niches accommodate up to two urns and are memorialized with bronze memorials or permanently sandblasted memorial tributes. Landscaped among statuesque oaks, these areas provide a tranquil and peaceful setting. We can also provide you with benches for the cremated remains.
Mausoleums constructed as a community building or as a private family structure allow for above ground entombment. At one time the advantages of mausoleum entombment were available only to royalty, the famed or the very wealthy. Well-known mausoleums include the Taj Mahal, Tomb of the Unknowns and the Egyptian Pyramids. Mausoleum property is now affordable to most everyone.
The existing mausoleum at Abbey Funeral Home and Tallahassee Memory Gardens is a community mausoleum with crypt space for single caskets, or true companion crypts, which provide for the entombment of two caskets within the same crypt and cremation niches which can hold up to two urns.
Only just recently have family mausoleums become an affordable and viable option for more and more families. Annual sales of family mausoleums have increased 2200% in the past 20 years and are expected to continually increase in the future.
Selecting a family mausoleum is a sound and permanent investment requiring thoughtful, thorough consideration of many factors. We suggest an orderly step-by-step approach to eliminate uncertainties, minimize expenses and assure selection of the family mausoleum that meets all of your requirements.
Our experienced staff can help you arrive at the perfect decision for you, and your family. Call us at (850) 562-1518 to discuss the wide variety of permanent memorialization options, or contact us via the contact form.