The sight of a family member or best friend in a casket is enough to make even the sanest person lose it. Losing a loved one is something we all must face sooner or later, but is something we still dread. Then there is the whole funeral process with which we must deal. Understanding that process will never fill the emptiness or lift the pain, but it will help the funeral run smoothly.
The first thing the funeral home will do is check to see if you have there is a prearrangement for your loved one. If there is, then a lot of the paper work will already be completed. Once most of the paperwork is done, the preparations for the funeral begin. Details such as the kind of casket, number of pallbearers, type of service, and so on, will be discussed.
During this time of grief it is important to remember your safety. Families preparing for a funeral are more likely to be the victims of a burglary. Burglars will often browse the obituaries in the newspaper. They read the time and place of the funeral service and then plan to rob the immediate family while they are away at the funeral. The only trouble is, the addresses of the family are not provided in the newspaper. In order to find the address of the family members, burglars will usually go through the funeral home to try and glean this information.
Most funeral homes are very good about not giving out the home addresses to people that call in asking about funeral services. However, burglars often turn out to be friends of the family and will know the address. Even distant friends or acquaintances can find addresses through Facebook, church directories, or other means.
The best way to ensure your home is safe while you’re at the funeral is to have a home security system. A security system will allow you to attend the funeral in peace by knowing your home is safe. Funerals are a sacred time to remember the lives of those gone before us. Don’t let a house distract your from remembering your loved one.