Regardless of the day or hour, our funeral directors are ready to respond immediately to a family's needs when a loved one dies.

We take very seriously the responsibility families entrust to us at such a difficult time. Our licensed funeral directors immediately assume care of the deceased from the time we arrive on the scene until the burial is complete. Our dedication to families continues after the services are over.

After the death of a loved one, family members are faced with making many decisions in a relatively short period of time. The experienced staff of Brenham Memorial Chapel listens attentively to family requests and offers sound advice in planning meaningful services that reflect the life of their loved one.

Shortly After Death

  • Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
  • Professional preparation and care of the deceased as directed by the family

Before the Funeral, Memorial, or Cremation Services

  • Assisting the family in making funeral plans
  • Listening to the family's preferences
  • Informing the family of available options
  • Coordinating plans with clergy and others involved in the service
  • Providing information about caskets, vaults, and other merchandise
  • Assisting in cemetery arrangements
    • selecting cemetery space
    • opening and closing grave
    • providing tent, chairs, etc., at the graveside
  • Obtaining United States flag for veterans
  • Composing obituary for the newspaper(s), radio
  • Posting obituary and photo on website
  • Contacting casket bearers
  • Personalizing visitation and service
    • providing video tribute and memorial folders
    • assisting the family with displaying photographs, mementos, etc.
  • Providing refreshment room at no additional cost
  • Receiving, recording, and arranging floral tributes for visitation
  • Transporting flowers to church, fellowship hall, or family home
  • Providing hearse, car for clergy, and a vehicle to transport floral tributes
  • Supervision of funeral service, memorial service, or graveside service
  • Providing all necessary support staff and equipment
  • Arranging cremation, either following visitation and service, or direct cremation
  • Completing necessary documents
    • report of death
    • death certificate
    • statement of death for social security

Following the Service

  • Providing checklist of things to do following the funeral
  • Providing resources and list of community support groups dealing with grief
  • Assisting in completing insurance claim forms
  • Assisting in pre-planning funerals
  • Seeking customer responses so we may improve our services