A funeral director is a trained and experienced professional that handles all of the funeral activities. They are responsible for everything from planning to communicating with different vendors involved in the process. At The Jerry Spears Company, we have a compassionate and efficient funeral director who will make sure the funeral service goes smoothly. Directors help in a number of ways and here's a look at some of them:
1. Planning Advice
Most family members don’t understand the funeral process and struggle to make the right arrangements. A funeral director can explain the entire process in detail so you can make informed decisions. They also help with funeral pre-planning and will make sure the deceased’s wishes are followed during the funeral.
2. Collecting Paperwork
Funeral directors apply for permits and death certificates. They collect all of the paperwork and can even offer advice on how to wrap up the deceased’s estate. They have connections and are aware of the legalities involved in the process. They will help you find the right resources and assistance so that everything goes smoothly.
3. Compassionate Support
Many funeral directors provide compassionate support throughout the process. They offer comfort, advice, and a friendly shoulder to cry on. Experienced directors know how to read the room and respond accordingly. They won’t offer support unless they see the family will welcome it.
4. Contacting the Vendors
Funeral directors will contact the vendors like celebrants, priests, flower sellers, transport companies, etc. They will communicate with these companies on your behalf and ensure your funeral arrangements are on track. They will also make sure these services are as affordable and reliable as they can be.
If you want to know more about working with family-owned funeral homes, don't hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.