The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes invite those living in Frederick, Maryland to utilize the many signature services they provide. They help families arrange for funeral flowers and for musicians to play at the service. They assist guests who are visiting from far away to find hotel accommodations in the area. They help with reception plans by providing menu selections and managing luncheons. They provide mourners with blankets at the burial when the weather is cold, and water when it is warm. They provide umbrellas and escort family members when it rains.
To help families receive the benefits they are entitled to, the funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes apply for all Veterans Benefits on the families’ behalf. They inform Social Security and other applicable retirement programs of the passing. They get the death certificate, complete it and file it. They make as many certified copies of the death certificate available to the family as is needed to settle the deceased’s estate. They also obtain other mandated legal documents, such as the cremation permit and the burial transit permit.
The funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes offer an extensive collection of memorial products, including a custom-printed register book that serves as a family keepsake. They help families choose a cemetery and burial plot, and assist with casket and vault selection, as well. They assist the family in ordering, inscribing and placing a monument or grave marker. They also provide high-quality aftercare services in the form of constant access by phone to an expert grief counselor.
Burial remains the primary form of final disposition in this country. Black’s Funeral Homes offer three burial packages available in Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. A family may choose to have a viewing and traditional funeral or to bypass such services with a graveside service. For viewings, the funeral directors provide excellent embalming, cleaning, sanitizing, cosmetology, dressing and casketing. A family may choose to have the funeral the same day as the wake or on the following day. In addition to the options listed above, a package can be designed to fit the requirements of your family and budget. A discount will be applied to packages in cases where the casket is purchased from the funeral home.
Cremation is a popular alternative to interment. Choosing cremation allows your family the option of holding a memorial service at any time afterward and at a place of your choosing. Typically, the urn is present at such a gathering, perhaps alongside a recent picture of your loved one and a floral arrangement. The included use of staff facilitates a seamless memorial service. Black’s Funeral Homes have two packages that cater to families who choose to have a memorial service in honor of their loved one. Again, a package can be tailor-made to fit your needs and financial situation.
A traditional visitation and funeral service can be planned to occur before your loved one is cremated. These services are nearly identical to those coming before a burial and your loved one is held in a cremation casket. The services of the two packages that combine viewing, funeral and cremation closely resemble those offered in some of the burial packages. They come with the services of the funeral director and staff and the same memorial merchandise.
In addition to arranging immediate need funerals, burials and cremations, the funeral directors of Black’s Funeral Homes also offer pre-planning services. For those who want to be in full control of their own final arrangements, pre-planning is a sound choice. To pre-plan, all one must do is decide the end-of-life goods, services and facilities that they want, commit their choices to writing and give this information to a person trusted to carry it out. This will prevent any disagreements among family members as to how to commemorate your life and deal with your final disposition. To shield your family from having to pay for your funeral arrangements, you can choose to pay for them yourself in advance. This also avoids the increase in prices that occurs with inflation.
Black’s Funeral Homes also handle domestic and international funeral shipping. The funeral directors can arrange to have remains transported from one state to another or across the globe in a respectful and cost-conscious manner. They take care of all paperwork and documentation, translations and dealing with overseas consulates and embassies.