Category: Cremation

A Funeral Director’s Life: From Traditional Family Funeral Home to Online Cremations

Even though he never considered joining his family’s funeral home business as a career, Eric Kersey acknowledges that — in his own estimation — he has “embraced it.” His evolution from traditional funeral director to a family care specialist for Tulip Cremation, a five-year-old service specializing in online cremation planning, also exemplifies key shifts in…

Funeral Director’s Education 101: What does it take to become a funeral director?

Funeral directors are with us on our worst days. They help us to make sense of our grief and complete our loved one’s wishes. But what does it take to be a funeral director? Read on to learn about the process of becoming a funeral director. Educational Requirements: Funeral directors need a high school diploma…

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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral and Burial Reimbursement Program

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral and Burial Reimbursement Program In March 2021, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a new program to provide financial assistance to families for certain COVID-19 related funeral expenses. The FEMA COVID-19 Funeral and Burial Reimbursement Program will pay up to $9,000 in expenses for funeral, cremation, and interment costs. Families that…