Funeral directors act as a pillar of strength when families are torn with grief after the death of a family member or a near and dear one. They take charge of the whole process of making arrangements for the funeral service and look after every small detail allowing the family to cope with their loss without facing the troubles of the proceedings.
The task of a funeral director encompasses various responsibilities starting from making arrangements to bring over the deceased’s body from the morgue or the residence to its place of burial or cremation. Formalities and all the documentation involved like acquiring a death certificate, permissions for holding the funeral, organ donation process if any, and much more will have to be overseen by the funeral director.
Providers of all needed services for the funeral, like flowers, music, catering etc should also be managed well by the funeral director. He is the person responsible to take out obituary and funeral notices in newspapers and contact family members, friends and well-wishers of the deceased to attend the funeral service.
The funeral director, in discussion with the family, decides the date and venue for the funeral, and makes preparations for the memorial service and the last rites. He makes preparations for close family and friends to come together to express their sorrow and have a last glimpse of the deceased before the final rites. The funeral director’s job ends with the final sealing of the departed person’s grave on the funeral day.
A funeral director must be compassionate and committed to make sure of a smooth and well arranged for funeral service and help the grieving family sail through the hardest time of their lives. Thus, a licensed funeral director who has sufficient experience and recommendations must be selected for funeral proceedings. He must have an established credibility for sincerity and capability so that he can satisfy all essential requirements without putting you through further hardship.