If death is sudden or unexpected, call 9-1-1 to notify the police and the coroner’s office. If death was expected, and the deceased was under the care of a physician or health care nurse, then a call to 9-1-1 is not required. A call to your local funeral home should be made as soon as you can.
There are many decisions to be made after the passing of a loved one, and funeral directors are experienced in helping families with this process. Ask a trusted friend or family member to recommend a funeral home they know.
An appointment will be made to discuss arrangements and details, like:
- Have advanced plannings been made by the deceased?
- What type of service is preferred: burial, cremation, or mausoleum?
- Has a cemetery been chosen?
- Other personal information about the deceased to register the death with the local government.
The funeral director will also help you select a casket, music, floral tributes, custom stationery, an officiate for the ceremony, and can help write the newspaper notice if desired.
All details will be arranged with utmost care to ensure the service is a personal reflection of the life of the deceased, honoring their unique contribution and meeting the needs of the surviving members of the family.
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