What We Do
The time after a loved one passes away can be extremely difficult for family members. Whether the deceased has a pre-planned funeral arrangement or not, the process is extremely emotional. This is the time when funeral directors step in and help out. We are trained to not only deal with these tough situations, but also make sure that the funeral service – whatever it may be – coincides with the wishes of the family.
Being a funeral director is not an easy job. Not only does it require a special kind of emotional intelligence and people skills, it also requires intensive training and hours of schooling and education. Depending on the state, one needs over one thousand hours of internship training, several college credits and dozens of services to obtain a funeral director license. All of this training is done not only to ensure that the funeral director a family works with is knowledgeable, but also to put them at ease and know that they are in good, experienced hands.
Funeral directors take on a great deal of responsibility when it comes to planning services, as well. Funeral directors make sure that all legal paperwork, such as death certificates, are obtained and filed properly. They also secure transportation, oversee the embalming process, and make arrangements with all religious services and clergy. Funeral directors take the lead on any public announcements related to the deceased, including the publishing of the obituary. Essentially, they oversee all others involved in the service, ensuring everything goes as planned.
Ultimately, we as funeral directors are here to make a challenging situation easier for you and your family. At Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, our experienced personnel is ready and willing to help you.Our funeral directors are knowledgeable, and want to ensure that your funeral service is appropriate for you and your family.