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Things to Consider

Here is word document that has a generic list of things that you are likely to face in the next few days.  Please take a few minutes to read through it to see if any of the items can help you. Things to Consider
Any deceased eligible Veteran can receive a free headstone from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in any cemetery. The deceased must have been on active duty or honorably discharged. A copy of their discharge papers is required, and the process currently takes around 60 days. For information on eligibility...
The following is required by the funeral home for the death certificate: Fill out our Vital Statistics for Death Certificate.
Adapted from What to Do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss 3rd Edition by Bill Jenkins A memorial is an object that serves a reminder of the memory of a loved one. There are many ideas for memorials. It is suggested to work...
Some counties in Texas offer burial assistance when the family cannot pay for a burial. This service is provided only when there are absolutely no other resources from the estate of the deceased or from family members. This program provides a simple burial (graveside service) or cremation through participating county-approved funeral...
Cremation is “the process of reducing the body to ashes and bone fragments through the use of intense heat” (Elder Options of Texas). It is often an affordable alternative to a traditional burial because you can reduce funeral home, cemetery, and headstone costs. Depending on the regulations of your state,...
You may qualify for free legal help if you live in Dallas County. For more information, visit http://dallasvolunteerattorneyprogram.org/ or call 214-243-2236.
Coping with loss takes time and impacts people differently, both emotionally and physically. Here we list resources specific to the DFW area to aid in the grieving process. For other resources on how to cope, you can visit this page. TeamMercy Location: 1079 W. Round Grove Rd. Suite 300-504, Lewisville,...
Coping with loss takes time and impacts people differently, both emotionally and physically. Here we list resources to aid in the grieving process. *Carson’s Village does not endorse any of these services over another. Therapy: Psychology Today provides an easy-to-use search engine to help you find the right therapist for you. You...
“The goal of an obituary is neither to inspire nor depress. It is to tell the story of a life with accurate details and nuances that distinguish the deceased from all others.”  – Journalism Center on Children & Families The Advocate can support the Family Lead in writing the first...
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