Oakey’s is pleased to announce the valley’s first dedicated cremation center.
From it’s dedicated entrance at our South Chapel, Oakey’s Cremation Tribute Center provides a beautiful and inviting place where your family can gather for ceremonies. The Cremation Tribute Center elevates the cremation experience and lets you be a part of your loved one’s journey.
The Cremation Tribute Center allows families to include a reception or ceremony just like with a regular burial. The entire funeral party can be present at the time of cremation in our open and inviting committal space.
In recent years, families have chosen cremation over traditional burial. In keeping with the needs of Roanoke Valley families, we wanted to make sure that those choosing cremation would have options for honoring loved ones with a ceremonial gathering or a religious tribute right at the crematory. Cremation doesn’t limit your options for how to honor a person’s life.
The Cremation Tribute Center utilizes natural materials like wood and stone in the interior design and includes large windows for a view of the garden and mountains. Great attention has been given to the details that will provide families with a peaceful place to conduct ceremonies before and after cremation. The main purpose of the Cremation Tribute Center is for the care of those who have been cremated where as in the past cremation has been more utilitarian. Now, families that choose cremation, can take part in their loved-ones journey in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
The state-of-the art cremation chamber uses 30% less natural gas than older models and provides cleaner output. Also, we adhere to the strictest guidelines regarding cremation. Oakey’s developed the most rigorous set of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize our level of quality and minimize the potential for human error. Positive identification of the deceased is assured throughout each stage of the cremation process and only certified cremation professionals are allowed to operate our cremation equipment.
Oakey’s professionals will provide all the cremation options and information to you along with options regarding caskets, urns and memorialization. We will help you create a truly personalized cremation experience.
We are very proud of the Cremation Tribute Center. If you would like a tour, please call us at 982-2100.