Cremation Society of Virginia Reviews

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Richmond, VA

Recent Testimonials for This Location:

I cannot say enough about the quality of care we received during our time of loss. We received immediate attention and were met with such amazing staff every step of the way. I personally want to thank Liz; she is an amazing person...I cannot even begin to thank her enough for all the care she gave me and my family during this time. I would give her 100 stars if I could. Thank you Liz and God bless you all!

Sherry D.
Richmond, VA

Elizabeth and the team at the Cremation Society of Virginia provided exceptional support and care during a difficult time. They consoled us while providing the expertise necessary to handle the tasks at hand.

Andrew C.
Richmond, VA

I would like to thank Elizabeth McCart and Victor for their help, compassion, and guidance when my father Julian passed away. They could not have been more professional and caring. This office has cared for several of my family members over the last 15 years showing each the same high level of care and consideration. Thank you all so much.

Sheila P.
Richmond, VA

Callahan, Victor, and Tanesha were all just wonderful taking care of me while making my husband’s final arrangements and made an otherwise difficult time much easier. Callahan was so caring, sweet, and genuinely sincere up to the very end of the process. She even suggested an appropriate package deal that saved me money which enabled me to make my own pre-arrangements, something I’d been putting off for too long. Now, I can be at peace knowing my family won’t have to worry about me. I’d highly recommend Cremation Society of Virginia.

Suzi G.
Richmond, VA

I was very pleased with the caring and compassionate care of Lori Rogers and Harry Decker during this entire process. Thank you for making this a very positive experience during a difficult time.

Lucy M.
Richmond, VA

Callaghan and her staff were absolutely wonderful during the entire process. Planning my mother's cremation was extremely difficult and Callaghan did a wonderful job with guiding my family and me through the process. She was kind, understanding, and patient. She answered and responded to all of my calls in a timely manner and helped with organizing my mother's viewing in a very quick timeframe. As well, she recommended I sign up for their new grief emails (which you receive 1 per week), and I am so glad I subscribed. These emails helped me through one of the most difficult weeks... Read More

Callaghan and her staff were absolutely wonderful during the entire process. Planning my mother’s cremation was extremely difficult and Callaghan did a wonderful job with guiding my family and me through the process. She was kind, understanding, and patient. She answered and responded to all of my calls in a timely manner and helped with organizing my mother’s viewing in a very quick timeframe. As well, she recommended I sign up for their new grief emails (which you receive 1 per week), and I am so glad I subscribed. These emails helped me through one of the most difficult weeks of my life. I could not have asked for a better experience, and I highly recommend the cremation society to anyone in the Richmond area.

Katie W.
Richmond, VA

I would like to thank Liz McCart and staff from the Cremation Society of Virginia at the Richmond offices for handling the arrangements for my mother, that we recently lost on May 13th, both professionally and with care. Everything was taken care of as promised at a very reasonable cost. They provided a small room at the facility for private viewing which is something my mother wanted to keep her dignity and privacy for the family members to honor her. I would highly recommend this type of private viewing/service if you have a small group of people.

James C.
Richmond, VA

I would recommend CSV to anyone. Lori Rogers and everyone we dealt with was very professional, discreet, and compassionate. We were not pressured to buy something we did not need or want, and the cost was far less than a funeral home. CSV made this difficult process as easy as it could have been.

Marsha P.
Richmond, VA

The decision to use CSV was a good one. They could not have been more helpful, from filling out the right forms to making good choices during a very stressful time. They were available at all times for our needs. Things were done timely and well, with a caring and professional demeanor. I would recommend them without reservation for preplanned need or urgent need.

Marjorie L.
Richmond, VA

The service, kindness, and understanding our family received after our loved ones passing from Cremation Society of Virginia were excellent. We had an appointment with Callaghan Derringer and didn’t know what to expect. She explained everything and helped us through the whole process. She took her time with us and was very comforting at this very difficult time. She kept us informed and followed up on everything we had any questions about. Callaghan was amazing and we are very grateful for all she did for our family.

Marjorie C. and Tanya H.
Richmond, VA

I cannot emphasize how wonderful Elizabeth McCart was throughout this terrible process. She was compassionate, extremely helpful and made it possible for me to deal with the other critical issues that I needed to focus on. She was kind, a great listener and the process all the way through made the trauma of the situation more bearable to face. I am deeply grateful.

Stacey R.
Richmond, VA

We are especially grateful to Liz McCart who went above and beyond for our family. Everything was executed flawlessly, every detail was taken care of, and nothing was overlooked or left to chance. Her assistance in arranging for a memorial service with military honors was invaluable. Her genuine kindness and thoughtfulness touched our hearts and helped to make our sorrowful journey less painful. Liz and the CVA staff are compassionate, caring professionals who supported and guided us through a sad and difficult time and they have our sincere and heartfelt thanks.

Mary R.
Richmond, VA

Liz McCart was exceptional in helping me through this whole process. I had never had to go through this before, so I asked a LOT of questions, and Liz was so prompt in answering every one of them. I was so comforted from the start when 2 young well-dressed gentlemen came to my home to transport my mom, and they had her head resting on a comfortable pillow, and covered her with a matching quilt. The communication from start to finish was wonderful. My mom's remains were sent to MA for burial, and even that process went smoothly. Thank you... Read More

Liz McCart was exceptional in helping me through this whole process. I had never had to go through this before, so I asked a LOT of questions, and Liz was so prompt in answering every one of them. I was so comforted from the start when 2 young well-dressed gentlemen came to my home to transport my mom, and they had her head resting on a comfortable pillow, and covered her with a matching quilt. The communication from start to finish was wonderful. My mom’s remains were sent to MA for burial, and even that process went smoothly. Thank you so much, Liz, for alleviating my stress during this sad time.

Marcia M.
Richmond, VA

Liz at CSV was very helpful and considerate of our situation with my wife passing and guided us through the process of her cremation opening the door for myself and my children to discuss and understand what was taking place and made us all feel very comfortable with the process. I am now placing my confidence in them to handle my cremation when my time comes.

Gene T.
Henrico, VA

I wanted to express our appreciation for the 2 individuals that had picked up my deceased mother. They were very professionally dressed and conducted themselves with much respect to our family. I also wanted to recognize Liz for her professionalism and kindness throughout the process. WE cannot express enough how pleased we are as a family with Cremation Society of Virginia. I would recommend this organization to anyone considering this option!

Craig D.
Richmond, VA

Callaghan and the staff of the Cremation Society of Virginia were great. Very professional and helpful. Made this an easy step during a stressful time.

Ginger S.
Richmond VA

Losing a loved one is devastating but the kindness and compassion shown by Liz McCart made my loss easier. She has such a wonderful way of helping you understand the process and went that extra mile for me. I have such admiration for her work ethic. Thank you!

Anne W.
Richmond, VA

Elizabeth was great to work with. Very professional along with showing respect during this difficult time. Response time to emails and phone calls were great.

Shelly B.
Richmond, VA

Ronnie ** was very respectful and helpful during my time making arrangements for my sister. When some die their remaining family members are at a loss and it is comforting that there are people who are professional. Thank you again, Ronnie, for all your help. It is very much appreciated.

Frances G.
Los Angeles, CA

Kristen was knowledgeable and helpful. We are thankful for her and your service. Planning for your final resting can be very emotional. With this service loved ones have little to worry about for final life events. Now we can continue our lives knowing that plans are made and there will be no decisions to be made on our passing. Thanks.

Lloyd N.
Fredericksburg, VA

Our mother passed away on a Sunday evening. We had not yet made arraignments but with one call at 1:45 in the morning we were able to make contact and with 30 minutes 2 representatives were there to assist us. The next day we met at their offices and they made the entire process very easy and with compassion.

Robert C.
Thomasville, VA

Courteous compassionate staff. I would recommend to others. Like the convenience of the payment plan. Like availability to pick up remains from other locations. I was impressed with how fast the urn package came. Easy sign-up. I like the convenience of the actual location of the offices. The initial information session was great.

Kathy H.
Ruther Glen, VA

Our experience with CSV was excellent. My Dad died unexpectedly and after a recommendation, we contacted CSV to handle the arrangements. Everyone was very professional, kind, and patient as they explained the process. In fact, my wife and I were so impressed, we pre-arranged our affairs based on our experience with my Dad.

Gary W.
Mechanicsville, VA

Everyone who worked here treated me so well. It means a lot especially at this sad time in my life. I would highly recommend them. I live in a different city and they were kind enough to do all the paperwork through overnight mail and let my nephew pick up the ashes for me. Thank you so much.

Debbie L.
Virginia Beach, VA

Callaghan and all the staff were professional and kind. They helped us seamlessly get through the process and were respectful of the hardship of our loss. They did not try to pressure us to purchase anything more than we wanted, but offered help should we need it to choose items for the memorial service. I highly recommend their services. Thank you, Callaghan and staff, and God bless you.

Todd S.
Richmond, VA

The service we received from the staff at the Cremation Society of Virginia was very professional and caring. Liz McCart provided very clear and detailed instructions for completing the forms. She communicated by phone and email in a timely manner. We were offered the opportunity, but not pressured, to purchase additional items. Overall, very positive experience during a difficult time.

Kathy S.
Lynchburg, VA

Lori Rogers was really kind and provided much-needed support. I got caught in traffic coming from out of town and was able to schedule another time the same day.

Vera H.
Richmond, VA

Liz was very professional and sincere. She made us very comfortable during a very hard time. I never felt rushed during the process nor pushed to buy something we didn't need. We purchased many pieces of jewelry and we were very pleased with the results. I would definitely recommend Liz and the Cremation Society.

Sandra M.
Ashland, VA

I have already recommended this company! They were professional, yet kind and attentive. Prices were very reasonable and the options to choose from were easy to understand. Great place to interact with during one of the most difficult times in my life.

Sandra K.
Richmond, VA

My mother was treated very good..she passed in Sept 2017 and her name was Hannah foster..my family misses her and loves her

Gena J.
Richmond, VA

I have to say the staff could not have been kinder and understanding. They handled everything so efficiently and professionally. They took care of my step dad’s and most recently, my mother’s cremation. I would highly recommend them.

Wendy L.
Richmond VA

The entire process with the Cremation Society of Virginia was seamless & Ronnie Elder went above and beyond expectations and we will be forever grateful for all of his assistance during this difficult time!

Jennifer O.
Richmond, VA

My husband, age 67, died suddenly. The only bright spot was my experience at the Cremation Society of Virginia.  Christopher Eckard was most personable and made at least this part of a terrible experience bearable.  He handled everything as promised and at a reasonable price.

Pamela M.
San Francisco, CA

Mr. Ronnie Elder..has made our Unexpected Life-Changing event to myself and my family as comforting and peaceful as possible. With me and my siblings losing both our parents within 6 months of each other, We feel we had someone representing us that cares and listens to each and every detail so well. His professionalism, respect, and attention to detail were beyond and above our expectations. We are forever grateful for choosing such a wonderful person that words are just not enough to explain our gratitude. Thank you.The Neverson/Jefferson Family

Jackie J.
Prince George, VA

Callaghan Derringer did an exceptional job handling my mother's loss after a small problem we had. She and her funeral director in the Richmond, VA office absolutely were kind and caring and exceptionally professional and all paperwork was done correctly and in a timely manner. They also provided something extra that I requested and that was so special. I will recommend them to anyone who needs exceptional service at a very difficult time. Many thanks.

Vanessa R.
Richmond, VA

When my mother was on hospice care, the nurse suggested using CSV because Mom only wanted to be cremated and didn't want to use anything else at a funeral home. The folks at CSV were so gentle over the phone, and later when they showed up at my home at 5 AM to pick up my deceased mother. They treated her body with compassion and handled her as if she were living. Ronnie Elder and his staff were very caring every step of the way, even contacting me after I'd picked up her cremains and death certificates, just to offer... Read More

When my mother was on hospice care, the nurse suggested using CSV because Mom only wanted to be cremated and didn’t want to use anything else at a funeral home. The folks at CSV were so gentle over the phone, and later when they showed up at my home at 5 AM to pick up my deceased mother. They treated her body with compassion and handled her as if she were living. Ronnie Elder and his staff were very caring every step of the way, even contacting me after I’d picked up her cremains and death certificates, just to offer my condolences and an offer of any further assistance if needed. Thank you to CSV for making such a trying time go easier on our family.

Yvonne B.
Richmond, VA

I live in Florida, my mother passed away in Virginia and her ashes were to be buried in N.Y. This required tri-state coordination and a timely delivery of services. Bobbi Jo Dymacek, the Funeral Director at the Richmond office, handled everything professionally and perfectly. We were able to conduct most of the required paperwork through emails and document scans, which was a great help to me, being out-of-state. Bobbi Jo kept me informed throughout each step of the process, and she went above and beyond when there was a snag (not caused by CSV) with my mother's death certificates. In... Read More

I live in Florida, my mother passed away in Virginia and her ashes were to be buried in N.Y. This required tri-state coordination and a timely delivery of services. Bobbi Jo Dymacek, the Funeral Director at the Richmond office, handled everything professionally and perfectly. We were able to conduct most of the required paperwork through emails and document scans, which was a great help to me, being out-of-state. Bobbi Jo kept me informed throughout each step of the process, and she went above and beyond when there was a snag (not caused by CSV) with my mother’s death certificates. In addition, the members of the Richmond team who came to my mother’s home to remove her remains treated my grieving sister gently and respectfully. I consider the Richmond CSV team to be a blessing to our family during this difficult time. I honestly and sincerely appreciate all they did for us and the excellent customer service they provided.

Elizabeth K.
Richmond, VA

My son and I were very impressed with Kristan she was very professional and helpful in explaining everything to us and when I went to pick up the ashes of my husband again she was helpful. Thank you! Jane M.

Jane M.
Richmond, VA

I would just like to say how much of a help and comfort Kristan and the Cremation Society of Virginia has been at my family's time of need. She guided us and took care and time with us to make sure that we understood everything. She went above and beyond for my family and me. Thank you again, Kristan.

Tracey C.
San Francisco, CA

My adult son passed away unexpectantly last month. I wasn’t prepared for this to happen and was at a loss as what to do. In searching for information on cremation, I googled online cremation in Richmond, VA. Following I made a connection with Kristan Sivells who was totally incredible in how she worked with me from the beginning to the end of my first time ever experience with cremation. This person was so kind, compassionate, caring and helpful in every decision I had to make and every question that I had. She was never too busy to answer questions and... Read More

My adult son passed away unexpectantly last month. I wasn’t prepared for this to happen and was at a loss as what to do. In searching for information on cremation, I googled online cremation in Richmond, VA. Following I made a connection with Kristan Sivells who was totally incredible in how she worked with me from the beginning to the end of my first time ever experience with cremation. This person was so kind, compassionate, caring and helpful in every decision I had to make and every question that I had. She was never too busy to answer questions and help in every way. It was truly unbelievable how great my experience was because of Kristan. This was during one of the most tragic times in my life as I put my son to rest. I’m forever grateful the Kristan and the way she showed genuine love for my family. May God bless her abundantly!

Sylvia B.
Richmond, VA

Ronnie Elder was very helpful and responsive. We had a special request and they were all accepted and fulfilled to the exact request. Thank you for your diligence and care working with me with the passing of my Mother.

Phillip V.
Richmond, VA

Many years ago my husband and I decided on cremation. Although he has had several major health issues over the years, this final event was so unexpected. I called for an appointment and met with Kristan Sivells. She was my saving grace, she led me through the process, what to expect and when. At that point, we were pre-planning. Little did I know within days we would finalize and process his remains. Kristan kept me in the know each step of the way, I put it all in her hands with no hesitation. Her knowledge, devotion to the client and... Read More

Many years ago my husband and I decided on cremation. Although he has had several major health issues over the years, this final event was so unexpected. I called for an appointment and met with Kristan Sivells. She was my saving grace, she led me through the process, what to expect and when. At that point, we were pre-planning. Little did I know within days we would finalize and process his remains. Kristan kept me in the know each step of the way, I put it all in her hands with no hesitation. Her knowledge, devotion to the client and personality are outstanding!

Carolyn
Richmond, VA

My moms wish was to be cremated and when she passed away unexpectedly on July 13th I was devastated. However, a friend of mine had told me that she used Va Cremation Services for her brother. From the moment I made the first phone to them to when I received her ashes this past Monday I have been treated with such compassion and care. Bobbi Jo was an absolute pleasure to work with and all of the staff who work in the Richmond, VA location are equally as kind. I would suggest to them and their services to anyone. A... Read More

My moms wish was to be cremated and when she passed away unexpectedly on July 13th I was devastated. However, a friend of mine had told me that she used Va Cremation Services for her brother. From the moment I made the first phone to them to when I received her ashes this past Monday I have been treated with such compassion and care. Bobbi Jo was an absolute pleasure to work with and all of the staff who work in the Richmond, VA location are equally as kind. I would suggest to them and their services to anyone. A big thank you again to everyone at Va Cremation Society for helping me honor my mother’s final wishes with dignity, care, and respect.

Cory O.
Richmond, VA

The loss of my husband’s mother was very unexpected. From the moment I called until I picked up her ashes. Kristan was first and foremost compassionate, as well as kind, respectful and thoughtful. In this time of grief, she was a blessing.

Michelle B.
Richmond, VA

Veronica was very professional in handling my niece for my brother. We were from out of town and only had 1 day to take care of the paperwork. She took care of everything for us over the phone that she possibly could. All we had to do was come in, pick out the urn sign the papers and give them a check. They made sure we were comfortable while we were there. I would highly recommend Cremation Society of Virginia. Thanks again Veronica for your professionalism.

Theresa Kennedy
Richmond, VA

Excellent experience.

Elizabeth Michaux
Richmond, VA

Had my dad cremated here recently and it was a bit of a process but everyone was nice and helpful as law of Virginia allows.

Blaine Yonder
Richmond, Va

A dear friend's ceremony was held here. The staff was wonderful, the interior was beautiful and respectful. It was a wonderful way to say goodbye to a dear friend. The area was carpeted, clean and warm. The interior was beautiful. I feel at peace that my 30-year-old friend was sent off beautifully.

Sara Yunessi
Richmond, VA