by Rev. Christopher A. Mayes
1. What is the purpose of a funeral?
A funeral is to celebrate a life that has been lived. The funeral gives relatives and friends a chance to show love, respect, and support to the family of the deceased.
2. What is a traditional funeral?
A traditional funeral generally consists of viewing, chapel or church service, and committal services at the grave site.
3. What is the average cost of a traditional funeral?
The average cost of a traditional funeral is about $5,500.00. This includes basic service of funeral director and staff, professional services, casket, vault, hearse, limousine, staff, and removal charges.
4. What are the methods of payment for a funeral?
Most funeral homes accept insurance policies, cash, money orders, checks, or cashier checks.