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The Job of a Funeral Director: What Do They Do?

The Job of a Funeral Director: What Do They Do?

A funeral director plays an important role when a loved one passes away. They have to complete a variety of tasks and plan under a significant amount of pressure. Finding a great funeral director can give you peace of mind that your loved one's last arrangements are being properly honored and that all of the details involving their funeral and burial or interment are granted. Here are a few of the things a funeral director does and why they are important tasks.

Take Possession of the Body

After your loved one has passed away, the funeral director is often responsible for obtaining possession of the body to complete a funeral. Depending on where your loved one passed away and the circumstances, they may be able to get your loved one directly from the hospital. However, if your loved one needs an autopsy or they did not pass away in a hospital, the funeral director will likely have to obtain the body from the city or county morgue in your area. Please be aware that the funeral director cannot speed up an autopsy and cannot pick up the body until it is released.

The funeral director will listen to the families wishes, as well as any pre-wishes that that deceased may have had. This is important because planning a funeral can be a lot of work. When you are stressed out, sad and tired, it can be overwhelming to do it on your own.

Plan Funerals

Another key task that a funeral director completes is planning the funeral. The funeral director will listen to the families wishes, as well as any pre-wishes that that deceased may have had. This is important because planning a funeral can be a lot of work. When you are stressed out, sad and tired, it can be overwhelming to do it on your own. A funeral director completes all of the planning so that the funeral or final celebration of life is exactly what your loved one would have wanted.

Arrange For the Burial or Interment

The last task that a funeral director completes is arranging for the burial or interment. Most people do not realize that in most counties, you are required to obtain a permit to cremate a body, bury it or place it in a mausoleum. A funeral director can obtain the proper permits to ensure that your loved one can rest in peace in the manner that they have selected or that you have chosen for them.

People become funeral directors for a variety of reasons and at different stages in their lives. However, most are empathetic people looking to make a difference in people's lives when they most need help. If you have a loved one who is in the final stages of their life or your loved one has recently passed, Pearson Funeral Home can help you plan out your loved one's funeral or final celebration of life. Contact us today to get started and let us assist you during this stressful and challenging time.