Guide to Funeral Directors in Chesapeake

With a population of 230,570 people, Chesapeake is a large independent city in the heart of coastal Virginia. There are eight funeral homes in Chesapeake, all located roughly within a 10 mile radius of each other.

Around 70,000 households make up the city’s diverse community and funeral homes here may be able to provide funeral arrangements according to cultural traditions.

Chesapeake has many churches serving a range of Christian denominations, while there are three mosques in neighboring Norfolk and Hampton and several synagogues including in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Suffolk.

With the option of burial or cremation funeral services for your loved ones, there are three cemeteries in Chesapeake including Roosevelt Memorial Park and Greenlawn Memorial Gardens which are open for burial. Chesapeake Memorial Gardens offers cremation only. It is also possible to have burials on private property in Virginia although it is worth contacting a local funeral home to discuss this in more detail.

State laws in Virginia require a death certificate within three days of the passing of a loved one. Embalming is still offered but not a necessity as refrigeration serves a similar purpose.

All funeral homes in Chesapeake can provide you with information about state laws, costs and a wide variety of funeral services.