Newport News, part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, is a city in Virginia. It is the fifth most populous city in the state, with a resident population estimated at 183,000.
There are approximately five funeral homes in Newport News, with two of these located nearer than five miles from the center.
There are several crematoriums in Newport News, as well as many cemeteries and memorial parks, including Peninsula Memorial Park on Warwick Boulevard, Greenlawn Memorial Park on Parish Avenue, and Pleasant Shade Cemetery on Shell Road.
There are many notable places of worship in Newport News, including the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on 33rd Street, First Baptist Church on Campbell Road, Temple Sinai on Warwick Boulevard, and the Islamic Center on Tide Mill Lane.
Be aware that there are various laws governing funerals in Virginia; should you require further information many of the funeral homes in Newport News will be able to advise you. Virginia laws require that a death certificate be filed within three days of death with the local registrar. Refrigeration or embalming is required if the cremation or burial is not to take place within two days. There are no limitations governing where ashes may be scattered.
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