Yes. We are all unique people. As people, no two funeral services should be alike. Personalizing a service should reflect on the uniqueness of that person. Richardson's Funeral Home can give you helpful ideas of how to reflect your loved ones beliefs and lifestyle.
The purpose of embalming is to allow a visitation or viewing in a safe environment. Embalming sanitizes, disinfects and preserves the body to slow down the eventual process of decomposition. Embalming may also play a restorative role when a traumatic event may have occurred. Embalming also makes it possible to lengthen the time between death and the final disposition allowing enough time for the family members to travel to the funeral.
When you plan in advance, you are making choices based on your wishes as to how your final arrangements will be carried out. Thus, it is the process by which you can eliminate confusion, uncertainty, and unnecessary expense on the part of the person making your burial and funeral arrangements, because you've already taken care of them. Click here for more information about our pre-arrangement services.
No. Although there are many benefits to prepaying your funeral one of the most important things to do is to have your instructions written down and kept at the funeral home. This will provide valuable instruction to your family once death occurs.
The answer to this question will depend on how involved or detailed the estate is. We usually recommend 4 to 8 death certificates however you may need more or less based on the number of insurance policies, bank accounts, investments, real estate etc.