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Funeral Planning Simplified

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Funeral planning can be overwhelming and confusing, adding extra grief and stress.

By design, we have simplified the funeral planning process and created an easy experience for our families when making funeral arrangements.

Meet with one of our Licensed Funeral Directors in the comfort of your own home or utilize our online Family Portal from any computer or mobile device at your convenience.

For more information, please contact us.

Cremation Packages

Available Components Distinctive Funeral Service with Visitation

 $5,000.00

Distinctive Memorial Service

 $2,395.00

Distinctive Cremation

 $1,495.00

Personalized In-home Arrangement
Detailed Identification Verification Process
Family Portal Access
*Alternative Container for Cremation Process
Private Family Viewing
Personal Return of Your Loved One to Your Home After Cremation
Wooden Remembrance Memorial Urn
Plastic Transitional Urn
5 Death Certificates
2 Death Certificates
Encore Memorial Tribute Page on Our Website
Floral Transport
Use of Equipment and Staff at Service
Personalized Register Book
50 Personalized Acknowledgment Cards
50 Personalized Acknowledgment Cards
100 Personalized Memorial Folders
Personalized Video Tribute
Embalming
Dressing and Casketing
Preparation for Public Visitation
Ceremonial Casket
4-Hour Visitation
Use of Hearse

View Cremation Packages as a PDF  

Burial Packages

Available Components Distinctive Funeral Service with Visitation

 

$4,800.00

Personalized In-home Arrangement
3-Step Identification Verification Process
Family Portal Access
Encore Memorial Tribute Page on Our Website
The Baron Casket (4 colors to choose from)
Preparation and care
Use of Equipment and Staff
Service Vehicle
Floral Transport
Personalized Register Book
100 Personalized Memorial Folders
Personalized DVD Tribute Box Set
50 Personalized Acknowledgement Cards
Embalming
Dressing
Casketing
Cosmetology
4-Hour Visitation
Hearse

 View Burial Packages as a PDF

Burial Packages

All Burial Packages include: Basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of your loved one into our care and holding in a climate-controlled environment. Burial Packages do not include cash advance items.

 

Funeral Service with Visitation

  • Personalized In-Home Arrangement
  • 3-Step Identification Verification Process
  • Online Collaboration Access
  • Encore Memorial Tribute Page
  • The Baron Casket (4 colors to choose from)
  • Preparation and care
  • Use of Equipment and Staff
  • Floral Transport
  • Register Book
  • 100 Memorial Folders
  • DVD Tribute Box Set
  • 50 Personalized Acknowledgement Cards
  • Embalming
  • Dressing
  • Casketing
  • Cosmetology
  • 4-Hour Visitation
  • Hearse

National Cemetery Funeral Service with Visitation

  • Personalized In-Home Arrangement
  • 3-Step Identification Verification Process
  • Online Collaboration Access
  • Encore Memorial Tribute Page
  • Wooden Flag Display Case
  • The Baron Casket (4 colors to choose from)
  • Use of Equipment and Staff
  • Embalming
  • Dressing
  • Casketing
  • Hearse
  • Register Book
  • 50 Memorial Folders
  • 50 Personalized Acknowledgement Cards

 

The packages shown include the recommended services and related items for each memorial. We personalize each arrangement according to your wishes.

For more information and guidance in this regard, please call us at 713.933.0357. We are available 24 hours a day.

Distinctive Life is proud to recognize the men and women who have served our country

It is with pride that we provide information our service men and women are entitled to at the time of death. Serving the families of our Veterans is just one way that we can give back to those who have given us everything.

Below we have answered the most frequently asked questions when it comes to working with the Veterans Administration.

Additional information can be found at www.benefits.va.gov.

Are there any benefits from the Veterans Administration that will help me cover the cost of the funeral?

There are benefits in place to help you cover a portion of certain services provided by the funeral home. There are also benefits that will cover a portion of the purchase of a private burial space whether it is for a casket or an urn. In most metropolitan cities, Veterans are also entitled to a cemetery space for themselves, their spouse as well as their dependent children.

What services and items does the Veterans Administration provide for the funeral service?

Our Veterans fought under the pride of our flag and for that service each of their families are provided with a United States flag in honor of their service. In most cases, Veterans are honored by active duty Honor Guard or fellow Veterans from the local VFW Honor Guard. This particular ceremony consists of presenting the folding of the flag into the traditional triangle which is then presented to the family, the playing of TAPS as well as the proper shooting of the guns for the salute. The family will also be able to choose the proper headstone for their loved one, which will be placed at the burial space or niche at the National Cemetery, or on the Veterans private burial space.

How do I know how to apply for all of these benefits?

It is often easier to let your funeral director handle all of the requests for benefits. Your Funeral Director will know the right forms, the right time frames and process expectations of the Veterans Administration.