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Funeral Arrangements

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Funeral Arrangements Information

Making funeral arrangements is a difficult process that involves financial decisions made during times of emotional stress. It can be hard to know where to start and where to gather the information that you need. In today’s article we provide guidance for those in need in hopes to relieve some of the stress and overwhelming feelings associated with planning a funeral or memorial service.

If someone that you know has passed on and you are the first to know, you should first dial 911 and report that someone has passed away. The police will come and will ask questions concerning the circumstances of the death. The body of the deceased will then be transferred to a funeral home or a medical examiner depending upon the circumstances. In either event, a physician is needed to determine the cause of death and will also need to sign a death certificate.

The next step is to begin contacting close relatives. Relatives will at times want to say their goodbyes to the deceased in their home and they may need to be involved in planning the funeral services and the funeral arrangements. Of course you should exercise great care and sensitivity when making these phone calls since you may not know what kind of reaction you may receive.

If you are the person responsible for making the funeral arrangements yourself you will need to be sure to get copies of the death certificate. This is needed in order to freeze bank accounts and credit cards of the deceased as well as perform other needed legal arrangements.

Funerals take a lot of careful planning and quick decisions and the family will need to know what do to with the remains of the deceased. This will need to be decided once the body of the deceased goes to the funeral home. The deceased may have left his or her wishes as to what they would like as it pertains to burial or cremation.

Additional details that may need to be addressed include the type of memorial service that you will have for the deceased as well as whether or not there will be a wake the day before the actual funeral services take place. Throughout all of the planning you may find that you are also responsible for delivery of the eulogy. This is a very important part of the service and requires some quiet time on your part to reflect on the life of the deceased.

If you find yourself in need of a minister to walk you through this difficult time in your life please contact us at 713-208-2025 for a complimentary phone consultation. Together we can find the right words to create a fitting tribute to your loved one.

Please allow Minister Services to walk you through this difficult time in your life. You may also view other articles in our Minister Services blog for more helpful information.

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