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What to Expect Before A Funeral

Published: July 14, 2020
by Franklin Rainear Jr.

Most funerals don’t happen immediately after a person passes away. Families spend some time planning the event and making all required arrangements. At Affordable Funeral & Cremation, we can help every step of the way, making sure the entire process goes smoothly. Here’s a look at what you can expect before a funeral service:

1. Transport and Preparation

The priority is to preserve the body for the funeral service. A funeral home will transport it from the hospital or deceased's place of residence to their facility. The body is placed in cold storage to preserve it or embalmed based on the family’s wishes.

2. Paperwork

Family members need to obtain the death certificate and permits to carry out burial or cremation. Your funeral director will make all of the arrangements for this process so you can focus on grieving. They know how to get all the relevant documentation. Provide information about the deceased’s name, social security number, parents’ names, spouse’s name, children’s names, marital status, education history, and other such details.

3. Funeral Planning

If the deceased individual has pre-planned the funeral, family members just need to inform the chosen funeral home about the death. If there’s no plan, you need to work with the funeral director to make all required arrangements. An experienced director will help you make the right decisions and explain the entire process carefully.

4. Informing Everyone

Family members need to inform friends, family, colleagues, and employers about the individual’s demise. Inform people who may want to attend the funeral well in advance so they can make travel arrangements. There’s no need to issue formal invitations for such an event.

If you want to know about our funeral services during, don’t hesitate to call us or contact us at Affordable Funeral & Cremation today.


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