The deathbed can lead a person to mutter some pretty profound stuff — or not. Here’s a list of 13 alleged last words from 13 famous people.
In a slow, swinging dance synchronized to gospel music, they strut as they carry the casket shoulder-high down the center of the room. Then in rotating pairs they stand guard beside it, one at each end, throughout songs, sermons, viewing.
There’s a reason why they call our industry “funeral SERVICE”. And it’s because your families’ customer experience is at the center of your business. It’s true, great customer service has always been and will always be one of the most important competitive advantages for any funeral home.
Funeral Director Launches Campaign To Raise Money For A Memorial To Honor Seven Elementary Students Killed By Tornardo in Oklahoma
Last year, children at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, OK were packing their backpacks at the end of the school day when a tornado came barreling through the school. By the time the tornado was gone, so was Plaza Towers Elementary. In its place was a huge pile of rubble, trapping teachers and children. Seven students did not survive.
This is to announce the establishment of The Affordable Funeral Quote Network, where participating local funeral homes can receive an emailed request for general information or a price quote from a local resident. Requests are submitted to all participating funeral homes via the AFQ.com homepage “Request Information” drop-down box. This service creates an excellent opportunity to connect with families who are not quite sure who to entrust their funeral or cremation needs to.
Hall of Fame Plaques and Signs by Trigard in Danville, Illinois, joined forces with Regimental Sign Company in Washington D.C. to recreate an emblem for the Battle of Normandy monument on Omaha beach in Normandy. The bronze emblem created was to honor the 348th Engineering Combat Battalion who fought to take control of the beach to end the war in 1944
You attended the funeral, cried some real tears, laughed some real laughs, enjoyed the memories of the one who is gone. Finally, you hugged the ones who lost the most.
Once the funeral was over and the day was done, you went home. Back to life, back to love, back to those who make your world complete. You went to a funeral, and then you went home.
We all lose, but someone that day, went to a funeral and didn’t want to go home.
Two Wisconsin National Guard members were dropped from a funeral honor unit and no longer have full-time jobs with the Guard after a photo of soldiers clowning around near an empty, flag-draped coffin appeared on social media sites, a spokesman said. Spc. Terry Harrison and Sgt. Luis Jimenez were suspended in February after veterans and others expressed outrage about the photo.
I am a 19 year old kid and a new funeral director about to meet with one of the first families of my career, and I receive some direct instructions from my supervising FDIC. He is clear and firm and says to me, “David, whatever you do, do not let them bring a bunch of stuff in to the visitation or do anything like that…we don’t do that stuff here. We are a traditional funeral home and we do things the right way here. Besides, the church won’t want us to bring a bunch of pictures and things there either.”