What is ChurchFunerals Direct?
ChurchFunerals Direct, Inc. is a licensed funeral home and technology company that has developed a system and business model that connects consumers with licensed funeral homes and directors that conduct traditional, full-service funerals at greatly reduced prices for consumers who use the ChurchFunerals Direct service. Just as Uber is a Transportation Network Company (TNC), ChurchFunerals Direct is a Funeral Network Company (FNC). Consumers can use the ChurchFunerals Direct services to request funeral services from licensed funeral homes and directors via their smartphone, the web or offline by calling our national toll-free telephone number. We are always open and available.
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Is ChurchFunerals Direct properly licensed as a funeral home?
Yes. ChurchFunerals Direct is a licensed funeral home. But more than that, we are also a Funeral Network Company (FNC). Services are provided at all times by the licensed funeral directors at ChurchFunerals Direct or affiliated funeral homes in our network.
Can I still use ChurchFunerals Direct if I have already pre-planned and pre-paid at another funeral home?
Yes. Simply call our toll-free telephone number at the time of death (or prior to death). By law, those funds are easily transferable. Plus you will likely receive a significant refund because of the internal growth of your funds and your substantial savings because of ChurchFunerals Direct.
How can I make sure my family knows to contact ChurchFunerals Direct?
You can contact us in advance and we'll stop by and help you pre-plan your funeral and provide you with as many Contact Cards as your family needs. If you don't have time right now to pre-plan, then just give us a call and we will send you as many wallet-sized Contact Cards as you need. Simply give one to each member of your family to carry with them. That makes reaching us quick and convenient, anytime, day or night.
What if I am not a member of a church?
That’s okay. Many churches are already familiar with us and are part of the ChurchFunerals Direct Network. So there is a church near you that will host your visitation and funeral, and even the traditional funeral meal for family and friends attending the funeral. In fact, almost all churches will host a funeral as a way to minister to those in their local community, even if the family is not a member of the church.
Can I have an immediate burial instead of a complete, full-service funeral?
Yes, and the cost may even be lower than the full-service ChurchFunerals Direct funeral.
Is Cremation Available?
Yes, cremation services are available. The cremation can be done before a memorial service with only ashes present at the gathering and memorial service. However, many people who choose cremation prefer to have a visitation and viewing time with the loved one's body present, and then cremation occurs after the actual funeral service itself. We believe it is important for family and friends of the deceased to be able to view the body one last time. This provides closure and helps your loved ones get through the grieving process.
What if I have already contacted a funeral home and they have even embalmed the body of my loved one?
No problem. Just telephone us and authorize us to take over. We will immediately notify one of our network funeral directors serving your area who will pick up your loved one from the funeral home that handled the embalming. You will only need to pay the other funeral home for the work they have done in picking up and embalming the body. This should only be a few hundred dollars, and it may be possible to reduce your final funeral bill accordingly.