On your first meeting with us, we will discuss the arrangements for your loved one’s funeral service. You will be shown a detailed list of our services and options, so you can decide what suits your family’s preferences and budget. You will be asked whether you’d prefer burial or cremation arrangements and optionally you would select a casket, schedule a time and date for the services, decide on the location of the burial, draft an obituary notice, arrange for vehicle services, and select pallbearers.
We would also use this opportunity to inquire about your loved one for us to have a better understanding of the person the services will honor. It will be extremely helpful if you can bring some memorabilia — photos, videos, treasured items, letters — that would give us a clearer picture on how you envision paying tribute to your loved one.
When you meet with the Funeral Director for the first time, we suggest bringing along as many of the following items as possible, to assist in the planning process:
- Social Security card
- Life Insurance policies
- Military Discharge records (DD-214)
- For traditional/casket burials, bring in glasses, jewelry, dentures, and clothing you wish your loved one to be buried in
- Picture for funeral folder/website, and any pictures for us to create a tribute video
- Complete as much of the Arrangement form as possible and bring in with you, or complete online and submit prior to meeting with us.