Planning A Funeral
Step-by-step guide to planning a funeral.
What should I do if the death is unexpected
An emergency call to 911 should be made in this situation. Police and emergency medical personnel will determine the appropriate steps to take. The police can release your loved one directly to Stevens Brothers Funeral Home at your direction.
However, in some cases, the deceased may need to be sent to the Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. Once completed, we pick up your loved one for preparation according to your directions.
When you and your family are ready to call the funeral home, call us at (561) 833-5526.
If a loved one’s death has been anticipated, what do I do?
In the case of terminal illnesses, usually the family elects to make pre-arrangements with us to minimize being overwhelmed with all the important decisions that arise when death occurs. If you notify the hospital or hospice that you have chosen Stevens Brothers Funeral Home to handle the arrangements, we will take care of all necessary requirements.
What do I do if a death occurs in out of state
Even when a death occurs outside the South Florida area, Stevens Brothers Funeral Home can assist you. Based on your expressed desires, we can coordinate with a local funeral director at the place of death. Wherever death occurs or burial is desired, call us at (561) 833-5526 for assistance.
What are my options?
Burial is a traditional form of disposition. StevensBrothers Funeral Home provides an array of caskets and vaults to choose from. We also can help find a cemetery close to your family if necessary.
Cremation is another popular option. Cremated remains are held in a special urn and either buried, placed in a memorial niche or kept at home. They can also be scattered; depending on state laws.
Regardless of which option you choose, there are also several options for memorial services and funerals that can be customized for you and your family. A service helps you and family members start the healing process.