Obituaries

Lucianna Brito-Barbosa
D: 2019-01-17
View Details
Brito-Barbosa, Lucianna
Robert Horton
B: 1967-06-18
D: 2019-01-14
View Details
Horton, Robert
Robert Ritter
B: 1960-02-07
D: 2019-01-11
View Details
Ritter, Robert
Mary Greene
B: 1952-04-10
D: 2019-01-09
View Details
Greene, Mary
Mary Shoen
B: 1947-02-20
D: 2019-01-07
View Details
Shoen, Mary
Ginger Keefer
B: 1960-10-09
D: 2019-01-06
View Details
Keefer, Ginger
Tomas Marquez
B: 1938-07-06
D: 2019-01-05
View Details
Marquez, Tomas
Dorothy Deuel
B: 1936-03-23
D: 2019-01-04
View Details
Deuel, Dorothy
Wanda Ocampo
B: 1953-09-20
D: 2018-12-26
View Details
Ocampo, Wanda
John May
B: 1937-10-03
D: 2018-12-24
View Details
May, John
Alice Lohr
B: 1928-05-23
D: 2018-12-23
View Details
Lohr, Alice
Patricia Adams
B: 1952-10-19
D: 2018-12-22
View Details
Adams, Patricia
Henry Horton
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2018-12-20
View Details
Horton, Henry
Charles Hoosack
B: 1951-03-13
D: 2018-12-20
View Details
Hoosack, Charles
Gail Coyle
B: 1942-10-09
D: 2018-12-19
View Details
Coyle, Gail
Thelma Simpson
B: 1936-05-22
D: 2018-12-19
View Details
Simpson, Thelma
Stanley Griffin
B: 1952-05-17
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Griffin, Stanley
Phyllis Bradley
B: 1956-03-05
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Bradley, Phyllis
Millard Beatty
B: 1923-09-26
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Beatty, Millard
Joan Lohr
B: 1940-07-03
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Lohr, Joan
Gayle Sutton
B: 1927-02-02
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Sutton, Gayle

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Family Choice of Roanoke is now Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory. Click to learn about our Best Price Guarantee!

Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at 757-366-9260 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".