Experiencing death in the family is one of the realities in life that people wish they would not have to face. However, it happens day in and day out and when that dreaded day comes, the loss of a loved one becomes one of the lowest points in a family’s history. The family members who are left behind feel like they have been stabbed by the heartbreaking pain of losing a loved one. They feel that a part of them has also died together with the loss of their beloved family member.
Mourning over the loss of a loved one in itself is utterly stressful and taxing. Family members even experience added stress and anxiety because of the numerous and tedious processes involved in dealing with the death of a beloved. They have to perform many tasks while dealing with their grief. Family members may opt to do things on their own but since there are many things to do regarding the wake and funeral arrangements, it is best to seek help from memorial service providers.
Among the first things that bereaved family members have to do is to procure the death certificate:
They are also expected to file for insurance claims, Veteran benefits, and Social Security benefits. They must post obituaries. They have to make arrangements for the wake so that other relatives and friends may visit to offer their condolences. They also have to select the casket, floral arrangements, and catering services. They must schedule the funeral and request for a minister. They can request for bagpipes, dove releases, pallbearers, photographers, and videographers. Finally, they have to make arrangements for the burial or cremation.
We, at Gentry Griffey, are well aware of the difficult processes that bereaved family members go through that is why we are offering assistance in all the aforementioned processes. Our complete memorial service package includes embalming, visitation, funeral service, cremation or burial, use of a hearse, use of flower a van, use of a limousine, use of car for transporting the minister and pallbearers, gratuity to minister, gratuity to the American Legion for Military Service, and musician services.
We can also provide memorial folders with photos, register books, orders of service folders, laminated obituary bookmarks, thank you cards, and pallbearers’ acknowledgement cards. Clients may also request for an audio cassette recording of service, heirloom bible, memory candle, veterans flag case, floral tribute package, celebration of life video, framed photo collage, one life symbols plaque with corner option casket plus condolence basket, and remembrance registry.
We have been accommodating bereaved families in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1948. Our center, which is just four miles from Downtown Knoxville, holds the only onsite crematory in Knox County. Our facility has just been renovated, but more than maintaining equipment of high quality, we all the more strive to provide the best service for family members in their most difficult and sensitive time. We even have years of experience in dealing with various cultural traditions in relation to death, wakes, and funerals.
We are aware that families have different needs and backgrounds that is why we accommodate them no matter what their needs and budget are. If a family is short of cash, there is financial assistance available. Families who are on a budget have the option to hold the simplest of memorial ceremonies. There is a value package available for those who wish to save their money for a rainy day.
We also offer pre-funding in order to lock in the present costs and protect them from inflation:
Pre-planning is also made available for families so that when the unexpected tragedy happens, everything has already been decided on. There is no more need to debate on whether a burial or cremation must be done. All other details can be ironed out to do away with the stress associated to consulting with family members before reaching a final decision.
The processes involved in dealing with the death of a loved one may be overwhelming. However, with the cooperation of family members together with proper assistance from a memorial service provider, the numerous tasks can be performed smoothly. Our staff members are trained and adept in dealing with various paperwork and memorial services. With Gentry Griffey, rest assured that a bereaved family can get through the wake and funeral with minimal stress and attention to detail. As we perform our services dutifully, we are able to give grieving family members more time to comfort each other and draw strength from one another.