What Does a Funeral Director Do?

Last time we discussed the role of a mortician. This week let’s go over what exactly a funeral director does.

When a loved one passes away: we pick up the phone, call a funeral home and enlist the services of a professional funeral director almost as a matter of instinct, But have you ever considered funeral director really does?

A funeral director ensures a smooth, tasteful funeral service that is in accordance with the family's wishes. That is the essence and most important part of a funeral director's job.
A proper funeral director should bring with them immense organization skills and tact. These skills are vital to their role as liaison and go-between for many different services like musicians, churches or religious groups and even caterers or other personalized service touches.

The funeral director has important practical, legal, and social knowledge that helps them navigate safely and legally the world of taking care of a deceased loved one and executing the family's wishes to the best of their ability.

But perhaps the most important role played by the funeral director is communicating with the family members-keeping the informed and walking them through key decisions, all while being mindful of their grief and sensitive to their needs. This alone makes the funeral director's role absolutely key.

A funeral director should be caring, empathetic and is a dedicated service member of the community. They strive to serve and meet the needs of each and every single family they serve. A funeral director should be able to make a very difficult time of someone's life just a little easier.

We at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Homes are proud to serve our community. We know that we are the last call you want to make but we do our best to make the process of memorializing the legacy of your loved ones as simple as possible.