Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

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Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

As the manager of a home for physically and intellectually challenged children, I have a variety of jobs. One special job is organising a funeral when one of our angels passes on. My goal is to make the occasion joyous and comforting for the families of the children. Our carers also develop strong bonds with these children, and the service is a release of emotion for them as well. Over the years, I have worked with many excellent funeral directors and developed a range of options that make each service unique and memorable. In recent times, friends have started to ask me for advice when they find themselves in the difficult situation of organising a funeral. I have created this blog as I realise that textbooks and school lessons really don't prepare you for this important task. I wish you well.

Does Hiring a Funeral Director Ease Your Grieving Process? See Why It Does

Humans are aware of their mortality. However, this does not make it any easier to process the news of a loved one's demise. When it happens, you can get so engrossed in the mourning process that you are not fully present for the burial arrangements. Burial arrangements include identifying the body, deciding the body interment, finding out if the bereaved had a will with preferences, and filling out the needed legal documents.

All these activities are more comfortable to coordinate when you hire a funeral director. You should engage one as soon as possible after your loved one passes on as this will give you time to make all the arrangements. Here is how the funeral director helps.

They Respond Quite Fast for Preliminary Services

You can engage the director as soon as your loved one passes away. They will transfer the body to the funeral home. Once in the funeral home, they will provide all the necessary services that preserve the body. These include embalming, washing, restoring the damage if the death was an accident, hairdressing, dressing, and putting the body in a casket. 

All these preliminary services will help make the deceased ready for the wake and also the funeral ceremony.

They Help Make the Funeral Service Great

The funeral director will consult with you on the specific arrangements you want for your loved one's final sendoff. They will inform you about the permits, certificates, and all other documents needed by the law. They will help get the death certificate, one of the documents required when handling matters related to the deceased's estate. 

They also help you to place an obituary in the local dailies, informing people about the demise of your loved ones.

They Help With Funeral Arrangements

The funeral director will assist you in planning for the interment. If the deceased wanted cremation, you could have the service before. If they wished for a burial, you could have a burial service before going to the cemetery. The funeral director will coordinate with the crematorium and the cemetery people about the funeral arrangements.

They Will Provide Wake and Funeral Service Support

The funeral directors will make the cards, organize the music, and any other arrangements for the wake and also the success of your funeral service. They will worry about the plans so that you can celebrate the life of your loved one.

These are the benefits you get from hiring a funeral director. Mourning a loved one does not have to be stressful; hire a brilliant director to ease your burden.