When families lose a loved one, grieving brings on a roller coaster of emotions and having to take the time to plan a service of remembrance for their loved one at such a difficult time is the last thing they want to do. Many families then chose to use a Cremation Society or Crematorium because they think it will be the easiest and simplest thing for them to do at that time. What many families do not know is the paperwork involved and the different phases of grieving. A lot of the paperwork and aftercare is then left up to the family to do on their own. That is what Funeral Homes and Funeral Directors are there for. They can provide a “Direct Cremation” for you that is simple, but they will also walk you through the days ahead and that is included in their services. Many people are not educated on the differences between Cremation Society’s and Funeral Homes.
A “Direct Cremation” is the funeral industry term for immediate disposition of the body. Many times, families chose a Cremation service for the Direct Cremation of their loved one. In doing so, they are not allowing a Funeral Home to help them walk through the grieving process or the steps following. Here at Mayes Ward-Dobbins, we are able to cremate your loved one on site at our facility in the care of your Funeral Director all while walking you through the days ahead and making it as simple and serene as possible. Many Cremation Society’s may take your loved one to another facility for the cremation.
Our Funeral Director’s care about your situation and circumstances and they are here to listen. They create connections with their families and enjoy personalizing services in order to help you remember your loved one in a way that suits you and your needs. Also, here at Mayes Ward-Dobbins, we provide aftercare services that are included with our services. Our Aftercare Coordinator walks you through the different things you may need Death Certificates for, different organizations that may need to be notified of the death, and also provides you with a checklist of things that will need to be done that, many times, get forgotten through the grieving and the busy days. We are solely here to help you with all of the steps, not just the disposition of your loved one.
Our responsibility is to provide you with the highest level of service and care both during and after the loss of your loved one.