When a loved one dies at home or in a place that isn’t a healthcare facility, you’ll need to contact emergency personnel, such as the local police before they can be taken into our care. If your loved one was under medical care, it’s a good idea to call their physician as well.
If your loved one dies in a healthcare facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, or hospice facility, they will notify the proper authorities, including the funeral home you have chosen to care for your loved one if they know that information.
Emergency and medical personnel involved in this part of the process will help you with obtaining a medical certificate and any other necessary paperwork.
This part of the process is often the most emotional, and we are here to help and support you. If you’re not sure what to do, call our Daytona Beach or Ormond Beach funeral home at any time we are available 24/7 to help answer any questions you may have.
If your loved one has preplanned their cremation or burial funeral arrangements, a funeral director can review with you when and begin making these final arrangements. If your loved one did not preplan their funeral, we will discuss choices that need to be made such as:
You’ll want to notify close friends and relatives, both through personal phone calls as well as your loved one’s death notice. If this process is too painful for you, it’s absolutely okay to ask a trusted family member or friend to help you.
These questions are just a starting point, and you don't need to know the answers right away. Don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of your options. We're here to make this process easier for you.
When you meet with a member of our family to discuss your arrangements, we'll first provide you with a general price list to ensure you have the pricing information for what a cremation or burial service will cost.
We'll then ask you about your loved one to gain an understanding of the person the services will honor. We will need demographic information to file a death certificate with the state of Florida and also ask about any wishes for a memorial or funeral service. During this time you can communicate your ideas and preferences, share your loved one's life story, revisit memories, and highlight their accomplishments. Our family will use this information to guide you in the creation of a personalized, meaningful celebration of your loved one's life.
This process may include:
We'd like to make this process as smooth and stress-free for you as we can, so remember to bring the following information about your loved one with you as well:
We will be glad to help you arrange a beautiful and meaningful funeral for your loved one.
Woodward Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Daytona Beach | (386) 253-7601
167 Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Woodward Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Ormond Beach | (386) 441-1010
1780 Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32176