The Crucial Role of a Funeral Director in the Funeral Process`

By: Greg Hurd
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Planning a funeral isn’t easy, especially if you have never gone through the process before. It is a challenging task during a very stressful period of your life. That’s where a funeral director comes in. They fulfil multiple duties and offer consistent support to grieving clients. Here’s a brief glimpse of what a director does:

Explaining the Process

Many people are unfamiliar with the funeral process. They don’t know what to expect and what sort of arrangements are required. This confusion causes a lot of stress to grieving people. A director will explain the process in detail so you need not worry about missing or forgetting anything. If you have all information regarding this process, you can make good decisions.

Handling Logistics

There are many formalities involved in this process as you need to fill forms, file applications, etc. A director is familiar with this process and will handle all logistics. They will arrange transportation for the body, dress and prepare the decedent, get death certificates, the cause of death, and perform other such funeral-related tasks. This gives clients time to focus on their family.

Funeral Planning

They don’t just handle all formalities but also plan the funeral. Funeral directors contact clergy, celebrants, a musician, florists, and other vendors on your behalf. They will also plan with a burial ground or a crematorium. It is their responsibility to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Support Services

Directors handle many funerals every month and have a keen understanding of the human grieving process. They understand their role during this event and how important it can be. Directors offer consistent emotional and practical support. They can be a shoulder to cry or the voice of reason in a turbulent time.

If you want to know more about funeral services and other details, don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help. 

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