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What is the Role of the Funeral Home?

Role of Funeral

A funeral home and its staff play a critical role in planning and carrying out a meaningful funeral or memorial service. Licensed funeral directors are intimately familiar with the funeral planning process and the decisions a grieving family must make.

Funeral directors have the knowledge and experience to help families understand the options available to them, to explain the value of different product features and to help create highly personalized, meaningful tributes. They provide value in a variety of ways before and after the service – arranging for removal of the body, obtaining required legal documents, preparing a loved one for viewing, planning the service, arranging for final disposition, providing facilities for the visitation and funeral service, and transporting the deceased and mourners to the final resting place. They’ve been trained to help families through the grief process and can do so in an environment that is conducive to healing.

Keep in mind that the funeral you have is essentially a statement your family makes to the community at large: “Someone precious to us has died. We are in grief and invite you to join us in remembering a life and supporting each other.” Your local funeral professional can handle the details and help you create a unique service that fits your needs and values.