What To Expect Before The Funeral
The death of a loved one is always a shocking and unsettling event. It doesn't matter if it happens without warning or is the end of a long journey; most people are still overcome by it. At Tindall Funeral Home, we do our best to help you during this difficult time and provide in-depth funeral planning assistance. Here’s a look at what you can expect before the funeral:
1. Consulting With A Funeral Director
It is wise to contact the funeral director as soon as you can, especially if you haven't planned a funeral before. The director doesn't just help you plan, but will also help you understand the formalities like getting the death certificate, booking a burial ground, and engaging other relevant services. A good funeral director will also offer compassionate advice on how to grieve and encourage you to take some rest.
2. Sharing Information about the Deceased
The next step is to share all of the information about the deceased. We will need this information to carry the funeral process and set the required permits. The details include:
- The deceased individual’s full name
- Parent’s names
- Social security number
- Spouse’s name
- Children’s names
- Educational history
- Work history
- Marital status
- Religious affiliation
- Recent photographs
The funeral director will let you know if they need something else during the planning process.
3. Planning The Funeral
The final step is planning the funeral. If the deceased has already pre-planned the service, you will need to bring the documentation with you to the consultation. If the funeral isn't pre-planned, our team will guide you through the process. You will need to bring burial or cremation clothes, cemetery information, list of pallbearers, musical and reading selections, and a few other personal items.