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What is included in a typical funeral package?

A typical funeral package may vary depending on the funeral home and the specific services and products selected, but generally, it includes:

1. Basic Services Fee: This fee covers the funeral home’s overhead costs, including staff salaries, facilities maintenance, and administrative expenses.

2. Preparation of the Deceased: This includes washing and dressing the body, and other services such as embalming, cosmetology, and hairstyling.

3. Coffin or Urn: This is the container for the body, which can be made of various materials such as wood, metal, or ceramic. Urns are used for cremated remains.

4. Transportation: This includes transportation of the body from the place of death to the funeral home, and then to the place of burial or cremation.

5. Viewing and Visitation: This provides an opportunity for family and friends to say goodbye to the deceased and offer condolences to the family.

6. Funeral Ceremony: This can include a religious or secular service, music, readings, and eulogies.

7. Graveside Service: This is a brief ceremony at the cemetery, where the coffin or urn is buried or interred.

8. Death Certificate: This is a legal document that certifies the death and is required for settling the deceased’s estate and for obtaining death benefits.

9. Obituary: This is a notice of the death that is published in a newspaper or online.

It’s important to note that not all of these services may be necessary or desired, and funeral packages can be customized to meet specific needs and preferences.