The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes provide excellent urgent need and pre-planned funeral services at affordable prices. They assist with casket and burial vault selection, the making of funeral flower arrangements, having a clergy member or celebrant officiate the service and making plans with musicians to perform at the ceremony. They have an extensive collection of caskets and vaults available for perusal on their website, where a family is sure to find ones that satisfy its tastes and budget. They work with the families of eligible departed veterans to orchestrate a Military Funeral Honors ceremony with a funeral honors detail. They also prepare deceased loved ones for visitations or viewings by adhering to the most exacting of standards.
The staff of Black’s Funeral Homes offer multiple burial packages, which exclude the costs of the casket, burial vault and third-party purchases. The packages are subdivided into Silver, Gold and Platinum packages. Their Full Monte Burial Packages include the basic services of the funeral director assigned and supporting personnel, embalming, dressing, cosmetology, casketing, the removal of the deceased from the place of death to their funeral home, the local use of a hearse and the assistance of their staff for an evening viewing and a funeral the next day. The Full Monte Burial Packages also provide families with a register book, 100 memorial cards, memorial blanket, memorial DVD, aftercare services and several other features. The Same Day Saver Burial Packages offer similar services and merchandise, but with the 2-hour use of the staff for the viewing and a same day funeral. The Graveside Burial Package does not include embalming or cosmetizing, and the staff is utilized for the graveside service. All of these options offer a significantly discounted price if the casket utilized is purchased from Black’s Funeral Homes. In addition, a package may be custom-built to accommodate your specifications.
The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes offer a number of cremation services, as well. They can arrange to inter the cremated remains of a loved one in the family plot, a memorial location, columbarium niche or urn garden. They also plan graveside services for cremated remains, where family and friends gather at the burial spot of the cremains and pay tribute to the deceased through prayer, readings, music or other means. They manage scattering ceremonies, where the cremated remains are spread in a memorial garden, cemetery, open water or any other meaningful place. The cremated remains may be placed in multiple urns, allowing family members separated by physical distance to share in the comfort of having the ashes of a loved one close at hand. Black’s Funeral Homes feature the select offerings of Eternal Reef Services and Celestis Memorial Space Flights. Eternal Reefs provide an eternal memorialization by placing cremated remains in an artificial coral reef weighing between 750 and 3,500 pounds. These reef balls become a perpetual part of the marine environment and improve the health of the ocean. Celestis Memorial Space Flights put your loved ones cremated remains into the cosmos.
Black’s Funeral Homes have 4 cremation packages available in Silver, Gold and Platinum and a direct cremation package. The packages are exclusive of the costs of the casket, urn, vault and cash advance items. As with their burial services, the funeral directors can create a package to fit your needs and financial situation. The Full Monte Cremation Funeral Package gives families the basic services of the funeral director and staff, dressing, casketing, the local transfer of the remains to their funeral firm, local hearse usage, the use of the staff for an evening viewing and following-day funeral, the retort fee, the transportation of the deceased to the crematorium, memorial products and more. The Same Day Saver Cremation Funeral Package provides the above goods and services and also includes embalming and cosmetology, but allows for the use of staff for the viewing and same day funeral. The Private Family Viewing & Memorial Service Cremation Package and the Memorial Service Cremation Package cater to families who want to have a memorial service held in honor of their deceased in lieu of traditional funeral services. In order to receive reduced pricing, the cremation casket or alternative container used must be bought from Black’s Funeral Homes. The direct cremation package has no viewing, although with all cremations Maryland law mandates a positive identification of the departed by a family member, a designated third-party or a state coroner/medical examiner. This package comes either with or without a basic cardboard cremation container.