This decision is a very personal one. Religious beliefs may have a bearing on the choice that is made. The cost is another factor to consider. A burial may be seen as a more permanent resting place, though cremation may give more options of where the cremated remains are finally placed.
There is a choice of two crematoriums in Southampton:
the council-owned Southampton Crematorium in Bassett Green Road, Southampton and the privately-owned Wessex Vale Crematorium in Bubb Lane, West End.
The main cemeteries in Southampton are council-owned. They are Hollybrook, South Stoneham, St. Mary Extra, Millbrook and Southampton Old (reopened graves only). There are other cemeteries in the surrounding boroughs.