Working with a Funeral Home

There are some services that as a cemetery PCCC cannot provide that are necessary for a burial. For these, families can either work with a funeral home or perform a home funeral where they do everything themselves. Any funeral service provider can, and should, be honored to help a family with the natural burial of a loved one at PCCC.

The following services are needed for a burial at PCCC:

  • Completion of state-mandated paperwork

  • Body preparation (shrouding/casketing/etc.)

  • Refrigeration (unless burial is done within 24 hours of death)

  • Transportation of the body

If you are interested in a home funeral, some funeral directors may be willing to contract for specific tasks you would prefer they perform. 

Because prices can vary significantly among funeral homes for the same services, it is prudent to contact several different funeral service providers for price quotes. Be sure the funeral provider understands that you only want quotes for the specific services required by law (i.e. paperwork, refrigeration, transportation) or otherwise requested by you. At the bottom of the page you will find a summary of consumer protections established in the Federal Trade Commission’s “Funeral Rule.” 

The following funeral service providers have worked with Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery in the past and understand the requirements of natural burial (ALPHABETIZED by city):

Brown and Sons Funeral Homes ➤
Bradenton, FL
(941) 758-7788

Covell Funeral Home and Cremation
Bradenton, FL
(941) 739-5500

Becker Funeral Home ➤
Clermont, FL
(352) 394-7121

Funeral Solutions ➤
Cocoa, FL
(877) 726-1373

Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service ➤
Fort Pierce, FL
(772) 461-5211

Barbara Falowski Funeral & Cremation Services ➤
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(954) 462-4262

Forest Meadows Funeral Home ➤
Gainesville, FL
(352) 378-2528

Countryside Funeral Home ➤
Gainesville/Ocala, FL
(352) 620-2006

Milam Funeral Home ➤
Gainesville, FL
(352) 376-5361

Williams-Thomas Funeral Home ➤
Gainesville, FL
(352) 376-7556

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home ➤
Gainesville, FL
(352) 376-8686

Landmark Funeral Home ➤
Hollywood, FL
(954) 989-8220

Quinn Shalz Family Funeral Home ➤
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 294-1100

ICS Cremation and Funeral Home ➤
Lake City, FL
(386) 752-3436

All County Funeral Home & Crematory ➤
Lake Worth, FL
(561) 533-8878

Grasso Funeral, Memorial, and Creation Services ➤
Largo, FL
(727) 223-4965

Newcomer Funeral Home ➤
Longwood, FL
(407) 260-5400

Phillip-Wiley Mortuary ➤
Melrose, FL
(352) 475-2000

Stanfill Funeral Home ➤
Miami, FL
(305) 667-2518

J. Hadley Funeral Home ➤
Ocala & Starke, FL
(352) 286-5946

Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home➤
Orlando & Central, FL
(877) 410-2424

Beyers Funeral Home ➤
Central FL

Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel ➤
Palatka, FL
(386) 312-0099

Masters Funeral Home ➤
Palatka, FL
(386) 325-4564

Lohman Funeral Home ➤
Port Orange, FL
(386) 761-1100

Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home ➤
Sarasota, FL
(941) 921-5755

Craig Funeral Home ➤
St. Augustine, FL
(904) 824-1672

Treasure Coast Seawinds ➤
Stuart, FL
(772) 287-1985

Beggs Funeral Home ➤
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 942-2929

Segal Funeral Home ➤
Tampa, FL
(813) 874-3330

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home ➤
The Villages, FL
(352) 753-8353

Steele’s Family Funeral Services ➤
Winter Haven, FL
(863) 324-1475

Consumer protections provided by
the funeral rule

The following information is from the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a national non-profit 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.