Cremation is the process of reducing a deceased body to its natural elements by subjecting it to intense heat and vaporization. The remains are then further ground to a fine powder of uniform consistency. Depending on Government Laws and ones religion , the process usually takes place in a crematorium. If the cremains are to be buried in a cremation plot or cemetery, placed in a columbarium, niche or entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum, they do not have to be ground.
See the following verses from the bible about the end of the material state to the spiritual
Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken, for you are dust, and to dust you shall return
Corinthians 15:35-55 It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.
The crematorium will return the powdered remains in a generic vessel for the families funeral or later memorial
Families can then decide on the the time to let go of or keep the ashes. Some families may decide to scatter the ashes. Ashes may be scattered on land, scattered from the air by a plane, floated on water, there are many methods of scattering ashes the funeral director may recommend local scattering gardens.
We can assist you if you need a special vessel in which to scatter ashes.
The cremated remains may also be stored in an urn displayed on a shelf at home, placed in a columbarium, buried in a burial plot or entombed in a crypt with a mausoleum. You may carry the remains of the deceased with you if you are moving elsewhere.