Arranging a funeral service

A death can come to a family by so many different ways – it can come after a illness, whether short or long, it can come suddenly as a result of a heart attack or stroke, it can come from an accident or from a act of violence.  No matter how a death occurs, families can be thrown into an unknown realm of grief and sadness, not knowing what to do or who to turn to.

Although a difficult call to make while caring for a loved one in their final days, a call to your preferred funeral director before a death occurs can be reassuring, as the first contact you may have with them could be late at night, under extremely stressful circumstances.    Your local NFDA member is available at any time to offer assistance and help you through.

Every State has different legislation pertaining to the funeral industry, but we hope the following information will help guide families through this difficult and uncertain time.


The Funeral Director

What to do when someone dies

Decisions to be made at the arrangement

Personal Information Required

Who Should I Contact?

Documents to Locate