Guide to Funeral Directors in Norfolk
Norfolk has seven funeral homes serving its population of 247,189 with many more in the surrounding area. As one of the most densely populated cities in Virginia, funeral homes in Norfolk are well-equipped to serve different faiths and meet individual funeral needs.
The city has cross-section of different religions with just under half of the population following a faith. Just over a tenth of the population are Catholic, Christian or Latter-day Saint. Also, the city has an important Jewish population and followers of the Muslim faith. A small number follow an eastern faith.
The main Christian churches are Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church on West Olney Road, Upward Church on Sewells Point Road, and The Church of The Ascension Episcopal on Talbot Hall Road. Jewish families can worship at one of the city's four synagogues, such as the B'nai Israel Congregation on Hampton Road. Followers of Islam have four mosques, including the Masjid Ash Shura on Colley Avenue. While there's no Hindu temple in Norfolk itself, many funeral homes in Norfolk can help coordinate any kind of religious service, including non-secular burials and cremations.
The city is served by eight municipal cemeteries with Forest Lawn Cemetery being the largest and most modern of all. Norfolk also has a Hebrew Cemetery on Tidewater Drive. There are also cremation services available through several funeral homes located in the city.
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