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Ask These Questions of Funeral Homes in the Richmond VA Area VA


Ask these questions of cremation services or funeral homes in the Richmond VA Area VA regarding their range of services, prices, and procedures.

Updated January 4, 2017

 The TOP 10 Funeral Homes and Funeral Services in the Richmond VA Area VA

Bennett Funeral Home
(804) 639-4975
14301 Ashbrook Pkwy
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Areas Served: Chesterfield County VA,Midlothian VA,Dale district,Brandermill VA,Richmond VA
Services: funeral providers, cremation services, memorial services

Scott's Funeral Home
(804) 321-9095
115 E Brookland Park Blvd
Richmond, VA 23222

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA,Midlothian VA,Shockoe Hill,Hobby Hill,Monroe Ward,Southside,
Services: funeral providers & funeral pre-need sales incl caskets,headstones,cemetary plots

Chiles Funeral Home Inc
(804) 649-0377
2100 Fairmount Ave
Richmond, VA 23223

Areas Served: Richmond VA,Cullenwood,Downtown Richmond,Midlothian VA,Chestnut Hill-Plateau
Services: funeral directors for memorial services, cremation,pre-need funeral arrangements

March Funeral Homes
(804) 321-4200
2110 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

Areas Served: Richmond VA,Church Hill,Woodland Heights,West End,,Midlothian VA,Woodland Heights,Fan
Services: local funeral home & funeral directors for services incl. cremation,memorial services

Joseph Jenkins Jr Funeral Home
(804) 316-9879
2011 Grayland Ave
Richmond, VA 23220

Areas Served: Richmond VA,Fan,West End,Southside,Midlothian VA,Jackson Ward,Shockoe Hill,West End
Services: funeral services, memorial services,funeral planners,cremation services

Morrissett Funeral Home
(804) 275-7828
6500 Iron Bridge Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23234

Areas Served: Midlothian VA,Chesterfield County VA,Bermuda district,Dale district,Matoaca district
Services: funeral home, memorial services

Nelsen Funeral Home
(804) 222-8601
4650 S Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23231

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA,Downtown Richmond,Chestnut Hill-Plateau,Midlothian VA,Southside
Services: funeral home for funeral services, cremation,memorial services

Brunson Funeral Chapel
(804) 644-6200
100 E Federal St
Richmond, VA 23219

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA,the Fan,Shockoe Bottom,Barton Heights,Southside,Midlothian VA,
Services: funeral home, funeral services, funeral directors, cremation care, funeral pre-needs

Bliley Funeral Homes
(804) 355-3800
8510 Staples Mill Rd
Richmond, VA 23228

Areas Served: Richmond VA,Shockoe Bottom,Barton Heights,Church Hill,Hobby Hill,Fan,Midlothian VA,
Services: local funeral services, pre-need funeral sales incl. headstones, caskets,plots

Ask These Questions of Funeral Homes in the Richmond VA Area VA 


Ask these questions of cremation services or funeral homes in the Richmond VA Area VA regarding their range of services, prices, and procedures.

Know What You're Looking for from Funeral Homes in the Richmond VA Area VA
Hopefully, when you find yourself needing the services of a funeral home, you will have some idea of what you are looking for. Do you want the funeral home to handle paperwork and other arrangements? Do you want an expensive casket or something budget-concious? Do you want burial or cremations? Some funeral homes specialize in different aspects of funeral services. Some offer alternative choices such as scattering the remains in unique places or ways. Some offer "green" funerals in which the remains are not embalmed and are buried in caskets that biodegrade quickly. 

Use the list of questions below to help narrow your search.

• How long have the funeral directors been in the funeral home / undertaking business?

• What are the funeral homes' fees, broken down by individual services?

• Can the funeral homes provide forms for a newspaper obituary?

• Can the funeral homes provide a viewing without embalming?

• Do the funeral homes provide funeral services such as flowers, clergy, music, catering, etc.?

• What are your options at the funeral homes regarding cremation, burial and final disposition?

• If the body is donated to science, will the funeral homes still provide funeral services?

• Who does the embalming at the mortuary?

• How long after death is embalming necessary and can the funeral homes guarantee they'll be available?

• Is an obituary in the newspaper required?

• What are your options regarding time of service at each of the funeral homes and mortuaries?

• Do the funeral directors have suggestions for personalizing the funeral services?

• Can the funeral homes help with social security or veteran's death benefits?

• Will the funeral homes allow you to maike payment installments to pay for the funeral services?

 
It's very important that you work with a funeral home that you feel you can trust and makes you feel comfortable. Consider your first impression, beginning with the first phone call. Was your initial impression that you were dealing with competent professionals?  Did you feel respected and accommodated?   If you were offered a consultation, did you feel at-ease with the funeral director/provider?  Were you able to speak freely with him or her?


First Impression of Funeral Homes
Good funeral providers will listen carefully to what you're saying and will ask relevant questions. If the employees at the funeral homes seem to only want to get you in the door, or try to make you sign an agreement without hearing something about your needs, choose someone else. You are not obligated to hire the first funeral providers you talk to.

When you've selected what seems to be the most suitable funeral homes for you, make sure they are properly licensed by the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers (All funeral services in the Richmond VA Area VA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Resources About Funerals in the Richmond VA Area VA 




Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations For Funeral Homes in the Richmond VA Area VA

BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers www.dhp.virginia.gov/funeral/default.htm
Funeral Consumers Alliance www.funerals.org
CANA Cremation Association of North America www.cremationassociation.org
ICCFA International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association www.iccfa.org
NFDA National Funeral Directors Association www.nfda.org/resources
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association www.nfdma.com
Federal Trade Commission Facts for Consumers www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/services/funeral.shtm

 

Magazines & Publications Relevant to Funeral Homes in the Richmond VA Area VA

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine www.iccfa.com/publications/iccfa-magazine/iccfa-magazine
Funeral Business Advisor www.funeralbusinessadvisor.com
American Funeral Director www.americanfuneraldirector.com
Official Publication of the National Funeral Directors Association nfda.org/nfda-publications/the-director.html
Mortuary Management www.mortuarymanagement.com
Funeral Business Advisor www.funeralbusinessadvisor.com
Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory www.nomispublications.com
Cremationist Magazine www.cremationassociation.org/?page=CremationistMagazine
American Cemetery & Cremation Magazine www.mortuarymall.com/American-Cemetery-Magazine-p/ns-kb-ac.htm



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Funeral Homes in the Richmond VA Area VA within the following zip codes:

23223, 23058, 23225, 23228, 23237, 23832, 23261, 23112, 23242, 23229, 23219, 23250, 23221, 23233, 23255, 23836, 23288, 23238, 23059, 23298, 23834, 23075, 23150, 23284, 23803, 23231, 23838, 23236, 23218, 23294, 23831, 23226, 23220, 23227, 23260, 23114, 23230, 23234, 23249, 23224, 23060, 23222, 23113 and 23235



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Funeral Services in the Richmond VA Area VA within the following cities:

Downtown Richmond, Hobby Hill, Laurel, Barton Heights, Manchester, Church Hill, Fan, Shockoe Bottom, Bermuda district, Southside, Brookland district, Three Chopt district, Highland Springs, Shockoe Hill, Brandermill, Fawnbrook, Meadowbrook, North Side, Woodland Heights, Cullenwood, Bon Air, Jackson Ward, Chester, Richmond, Newtowne West, Monroe Ward, Dale district, Cherry Gardens, East End, Broad Rock, Midlothian, Short Pump, Chestnut Hill-Plateau, Tuckahoe, Clover Hill district, Varina district, Fairfield district, Lakeside, West End, Matoaca district and Glen Allen

 

 

 

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Funeral Homes and Funeral Services in the Richmond VA Area serving Downtown Richmond, Hobby Hill, Laurel, Barton Heights, Manchester, Church Hill, Fan, Shockoe Bottom, Bermuda district, Southside, Brookland district, Three Chopt district, Highland Springs, Shockoe Hill, Brandermill, Fawnbrook, Meadowbrook, North Side, Woodland Heights, Cullenwood, Bon Air, Jackson Ward, Chester, Richmond, Newtowne West, Monroe Ward, Dale district, Cherry Gardens, East End, Broad Rock, Midlothian, Short Pump, Chestnut Hill-Plateau, Tuckahoe, Clover Hill district, Varina district, Fairfield district, Lakeside, West End, Matoaca district and Glen Allen

 

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Resources About Funerals in the Richmond VA Area VA

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