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Adviser or Listener??

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Lifesong Funerals | Leave a comment
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Yes, I am a funeral director and frequently asked for advice relating to all things funeral. But I think a lot of funeral homes have forgotten the most important ingredient of funeral directing; listening! I’ve been guilty of this myself and have worked for funeral homes that believe they have an image to maintain and […]

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“Ins & Outs” of the new Tallahassee National Cemetery

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Lifesong Funerals | Leave a comment
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In 1862, President Lincoln signed into law legislation authorizing the establishment of national cemeteries “….for soldiers who shall die in the service of the country.” Fourteen were established that year and marked the beginning of today’s National Cemetery Administration. In October 2015, the Tallahassee National Cemetery opened and burial is based on military service. Any […]

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Cremation Is On The Rise; Here’s Why…

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Lifesong Funerals | Leave a comment
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In 1980, the national cremation rate for the U.S. was just over 9%. 2015 is projected to be the first year that cremations overtake burials. And by 2030, the national cremation rate is projected to be over 70%. Three major shifts have occurred in society: The first is demographic.   People don’t remain in the town […]

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10 Questions to Ask Your Funeral Director

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Lifesong Funerals | Leave a comment
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When someone is tasked with arranging the funeral of a loved one, they typically have little time or industry knowledge to make informed decisions. And even if they ask all the right questions, they may not know what could differentiate one funeral home from another. We’ve put together our top list of questions to assist you or your […]

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Continuing Our Promise

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Lifesong Funerals | Leave a comment
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When you ask someone to tell you about their career path, you rarely hear a linear story. More often, you’re met with a meandering plot that ends in how one inexplicably “fell into” their current industry or title. That said, “rarely” does have its exceptions. I’ve found myself to be one of those exceptions. 1999 […]

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