Funeral services will be required separate from the burial at Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery (PCCC). There are two options available for funeral services and PCCC is happy to work with:
- Funeral service providers or
- Families performing home funerals.
Contact us or call (352-317-7307) if you need more information about either of these options or if you need instructions for natural burial practices sent to your funeral provider.
1. Funeral Service Providers
Any funeral service provider can, and should be, honored to help a family with the natural burial of a loved one at PCCC. Many families are served by choosing the assistance of a licensed funeral director to take care of tasks that the family may not be prepared for, such as paperwork (death certificate and transit permit), body preparation (other than embalming), refrigeration, and transportation of the body.
Because prices vary significantly for same services, it is prudent to contact two or three different funeral providers for price quotations. Be sure that the funeral provider understands that you want quotations only for the specific services that are required by law (i.e. paperwork, refrigeration) or otherwise requested by you. See the summary of basic funeral rules at the bottom of this page.
The following funeral service providers have worked with Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery and understand the requirements of natural burial:
All County Funeral Home, Lake Worth, FL (561) 533-8878
Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation, Ocala, FL (352) 236-5884
Becker Funeral Home, Clermont, FL (352) 394-7121
Beggs Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL (850) 942-2929
Brown and Sons Funeral Homes, Bradenton, FL (941) 758-7788
Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine, FL (904) 824-1672
Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL (352) 620-2006
Covell Funeral Home and Cremation, Bradenton, FL (941) 739-5500
Barbara Falowski Funeral & Cremation Services, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (954) 462-4262
Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL (352) 378-2528
Funeral Solutions, Cocoa, FL (877) 726-1373
Grasso Funeral, Memorial, and Creation Services, Largo, FL (727) 223-4965
Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service, Fort Pierce, FL (772) 461-5211
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, The Villages, FL (352) 753-8353
ICS Cremation and Funeral Home, Lake City, FL (386) 752-3436
J. Hadley Funeral Home, Ocala & Starke, FL (352) 286-5946
Landmark Funeral Home, Hollywood, FL (954) 989-8220
Lohman Funeral Home, Port Orange, FL (386) 761-1100
Milam Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL (352) 376-5361
Newcomer Funeral Home, Longwood, FL (407) 260-5400
Quinn Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL (904) 294-1100
Segal Funeral Home, Tampa, FL (813) 874-3330
Stanfill Funeral Home, Miami, FL (305) 667-2518
Steele’s Family Funeral Services, Winter Haven, FL (863) 324-1475
Treasure Coast Seawinds, Stuart, FL (772) 287-1985
Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL (352) 376-7556
Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota , FL (941) 921-5755
2. Home Funeral
PCCC is pleased to work with families who choose to care for their own dead by performing a home funeral. Families performing a home funeral should be motivated, prepared, and find it meaningful to do so. Please note that a licensed funeral director may also assist a family in performing a home funeral. See more information at our Home Funeral page.
Funeral Rules in Brief:
The following information is an excerpt from the website of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the consumer’s right to a meaningful, dignified, and affordable funeral:
- You have the right to choose the funeral goods and services you want (with some exceptions).
- The funeral provider must give you a General Price List (GPL) that states your right to choose what you want in writing.
- If state or local law requires you to buy any particular good or service, the funeral provider must disclose it on the statement it provides describing the funeral goods and services you have selected, with a reference to the specific law.
- The funeral provider cannot refuse to handle a casket or urn you bought elsewhere or charge you a fee to do that.
- The funeral provider who offers cremations must make alternative containers available.
- You cannot be charged for embalming that your family did not authorize, unless it is required by state law.