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 entire process of making arrangements for the funeral service and look after every small detail allowing the family to deal with their loss without facing the troubles of the proceedings.
The responsibilities of a funeral director are manifold, including moving the deceased to the burial place from where the body is lying currently, be it the residence or a morgue. All kinds of documentation and critical paperwork involved in the process, like acquiring a death certificate, getting all the permissions, organ donation etc comes under the responsibilities of the funeral director.
An efficient funeral director also acts as the point of contact for all services necessary for the funeral like handling vendors of flowers, music, food etc. He will have to insert essential announcements and obituaries in the local publications and might also need to inform distant family members and friends of the departed person about the funeral service.
After discussions with the family, the funeral director decides on a suitable date, place and time for both the memorial service and the burial of the body. He makes arrangements for close relatives and friends to come together to share their sorrow and have a last glimpse of the deceased before the final rites. The funeral director’s task ends with the final sealing of the deceased person’s grave on the funeral day.
In order to carry out these functions towards successful conducting of the funeral ceremony, the funeral director must have important characteristics of compassion and a service oriented attitude. You should therefore ensure that the funeral director you wish to employ has appropriate licenses and enough experience. He must have an established reputation for sincerity and capability so that he can fulfil all necessary requirements without putting you through any further difficulties.