Cemetery benches are a fitting alternative to a traditional headstone or monument. Benches encourage you to linger at the cemetery, allowing you to sit and meditate, lost in your memories of a loved one. What better place for a bench than in the quiet solitude of a cemetery?
Simple granite benches provide a durable material to weather the years. Your options for granite are as varied as granite for a headstone. The color and pattern can be subtle or make a statement. Either way, your choice conveys a statement about your loved one.
Memorial benches can be customized to honor the legacy of a loved one. As with headstones, cemetery benches can be personalized with favorite scripture or words of wisdom. Depending on the design, other decorative embellishments can be added beyond the name along with birth and death dates.
Some grave benches are specifically designed to hold the ashes of a loved one. In Michigan, cremations have surpassed traditional burials. Although many families elect to keep the ashes in the home, a nearly equal number choose to place the ashes in a cemetery.
You can find beautiful memorial benches in our gallery to use as a starting point to design one of your own. As your vision takes shape, we suggest you consult the cemetery where the bench will be installed to make certain that your design meets all the regulations.
Once Michigan Headstones and Grave Markers install your bench, we know that you will want to spend time at the cemetery, enjoying the peace and quiet, communing with nature and your loved one.