In 1911, Moses Bernstein founded what would become among the largest and most respected funeral service providers in Athens, Georgia. Today, the greater Athens community—from Comer to Winder—relies on Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services for compassionate care when it counts the most.
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Police escort available
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Cremations and customized funerals in Athens, Georgia
Our dedicated funeral directors create memorial services that truly speak to life's journey. We have a range of choices for ceremony styles to fit your unique wants and needs. Timeless religious ceremonies and upbeat contemporary life celebrations are just 2 of our areas of expertise. All of our funeral options can be tailored to each individual, creating a unique service that all who attend will remember.
For those who wish to be cremated, we'll help arrange everything for a cremation. You have options when it comes to memorial services, whether it be beforehand or afterwards. If you have any questions, simply ask our team and we'll walk you through the entire process.
Spacious chapel and visitation rooms
Sensible and simple or lavish and extravagant, imagination is the limit for our team. Our serene chapel (with seating for up to 300 guests), spacious visitation rooms and comfortable lounge area help provide comfortable accommodations for family and friends. Our space is adaptable to ceremonies of almost any size.
To better serve families, Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services is affiliated with Evergreen Memorial Park. Their memorial park features cremation niches, community and private mausoleums, ground burial spaces and family estates. We can help you coordinate with the cemetery team at Evergreen Memorial Park if you so choose. Please know we respect any final resting choice you ultimately choose, and we're happy to work with any other cemetery you desire.
We honor veterans
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our funeral home has a staff who is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Additionally, through Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, we assist veterans with trips to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice.
Your trusted funeral provider
Over a century after our founding, we are now part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. By choosing Bernstein, families receive compassionate care from neighbors who live and work in the Athens area, coupled with value from the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.
Visit our facility
We understand losing a loved one is an emotional experience. We are committed to helping families with compassionate, professional and personal service. Please contact Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services with any immediate assistance you might need or if you'd like more information about our funeral and cremation services.
"Services were great."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"The ease of working with a single point of contact from the funeral home makes the process one that is not difficult."
Verified Cremation Customer
"We were well taken care of, everyone was very helpful, multiple requests were met with no issues and the entire staff was very accommodating, friendly and considerate."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"Everyone was kind and attentive and anticipated our many needs. They seemed genuinely glad to serve our family."
"I would recommend this home to anybody."