After the death of a loved one, you may need emotional support and assistance to guide you through what happens next. During this time, Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home will help you, step-by-step through memorial planning, helping you get the necessary documentation together so you can begin the healing process
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Working with knowledgeable funeral home advisors will take some stress away from funeral planning. We have the information you need and the emotional support you seek. With guidance, you may ask us any questions you may have, and discuss the details of arrangements in person.
The funeral director will help you during the initial call and assisting in transporting your loved one to the funeral home. From there, you will set up a data and time to meet at our funeral home, as well as receive a notification as to what you should bring.
The funeral director will also ask if there are arrangements in place, If there are none, we will assist you in every way we can throught the difficulties of losing a loved one, and the planning process in its entirety.
The best way to avoid any confusion or stress is to have funeral arrangement in place. To discuss how to outline your wishes and strategically setup financial arrangements, simply contact us.
What to Expect at the Funeral Home
Upon your initial visit to our funeral home after the death of a loved one, we will share a general price list with you. As we guide you through the arrangement process, we work to carefully explain how you can design the perfect celebration of life. You know your loved one best, so we listen to your wishes and create a plan that best meets your needs.
The arrangement process may include:
- Preparing and filing the official death certificate
- Scheduling the date, location and time for the service
- Selecting a casket, urn or other items
- Preparing an obituary notice
- Scheduling vehicles
- Selecting pallbearers
- Signing necessary authorizations or making arrangements to have them signed by the appropriate people
If you have a favorite song in mind, or want to share photos and other memorabilia, bring them in. We can help you include these pieces with the service. Throughout the arrangement process, we will help you create a heartfelt tribute to your loved one.
What Information Will We Need?
Small details can be hard to remember at the easiest of times, never mind after the death of a loved one. This helpful checklist shows what information and items from the deceased will be needed for your meeting with us.
- Full legal name and home address
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father’s name
- Mothers’s maiden name
- State of birth
- Veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214)
- Recent Photograph
- Highest education
- Place of burial (if applicable)
- Clergy name and phone number
- Survivors (name and relationship)
- Insurance policies (if applicable)