A LASTING PLACE OF MEMORIES
Consider a grave space at Magnolia Memorial Gardens
A PLACE TO VISIT. A PLACE TO CONNECT.
In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.
Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place - in a cemetery - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an important part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.
We often see families just sitting in Magnolia Memorial Gardens. They seem silent to most, but they are connecting with their loved one. We all greive and heal in our own ways. Sometimes just a place to slow down and listen, is what you need. Just a place to come to share your latest story with your loved one. A place where you can come and just let them know that you are thinking of them.
After visiting a grave site, many of our guests leave with a smile on their face. They leave happy that they took the time and had the place to just say "I miss you and I love you".
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.
Categorized as “green” for several reasons, a Green Burial is one without an outer burial container, without a casket, and without standard embalming practices. It is chemical-free and nearly material-free, save for a suggested comforter wrapping of the decedent’s body, which is laid to rest on the natural ground. Green Burial is for those who wish to leave a minimal footprint as they depart this life and for those who want to return to the earth naturally.
Green Burial is only offered in the greater Houston area by the Addison family at Tranquility Oaks cemetery in Spring, which is associated with Addison Funeral Home, and Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Magnolia, which is adjacent to Magnolia Funeral Home.