The role of a funeral home
A funeral home provides the knowledge and compassion to help your family through the funeral planning process and handle important details before and after the service.
Your funeral director helps take care of important matters and assists your family in making decisions that honor your loved one in a unique and personal way.
After a death occurs, the funeral home arranges transportation to get your loved one to the funeral home and prepares them for cremation or burial.
Your funeral director can help file the death certificate, claim benefits and assist with writing and publishing an obituary on your family’s behalf.
A funeral director works with you to plan a meaningful service or memorial according to your family’s and loved one’s wishes. A funeral director may conduct the service or memorial itself.
Your funeral director will help your family select products that honor your loved one’s relationships and interests and serve as lasting memorials of their life.
Funeral home staff can arrange transportation for your family to and from the service and assist with other important arrangements, such as planning the funeral procession and escorting your family safely to the burial or memorial site.
A funeral home will often assist with arranging flower delivery, memorial contributions, music choices, programs and guest books, and can assist you with creating high-quality, professional video tributes to use as part of the service.
The funeral service is a statement by the family that says, “Someone precious to us has died. We are grieving and invite you to join us in remembering this special life and supporting each other."
An funeral director will want to get to know you and your loved one so they can help you plan a unique service. Questions a funeral director may ask include:
The arrangement conference is when you can share information for necessary paperwork and planning the service. To obtain a death certificate and create a personalized obituary, a funeral director will request:
During the arrangement meeting, a funeral director will explore service and memorial options to help you pay tribute in a meaningful way. These may include:
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