At The Time of Need....
Many people are unsure what steps to take when a death occurs, and
at Victory Funeral Services, we are committed to ensuring that the
families we serve are well-informed of their options. The necessary
steps usually depend on the location and circumstances. It is important
that you understand what can be done, and we want to make sure that you
have the necessary information required to make these important
Unexpected death at home or elsewhere
- Contact 911 immediately in these instances. Police and
emergency medical personnel will then determine the appropriate steps
to take. Generally, the authorities can release the remains directly to
our home, so that preparations may begin. In some situations, however,
the remains may need to be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office; this
occurs when the cause of death may not yet be known.
If death occurs in an Institution
- Should the death occur at a hospital or care home
(nursing/convalescent), the medical staff should handle all necessary
legal steps. You simply need to inform the staff that Victory Funeral Services is handling arrangements; you will generally have to sign release paperwork.
Anticipated death at home
- Today, more people with terminal illnesses are more comfortable at
home under the care of Hospice in the final stages of their illness. In
this situation, you should inform Hospice that Victory Funeral Services is the funeral home of your choice. Hospice will then
supervise the necessary legal requirements. Often, when someone is
faced with a terminal illness, the family will decide to make
arrangements in advance - saving them the time and emotional decisions
needed at the time of death.
the death occurs out of state, you should call us at (903) 988-1122. We can then coordinate the transfer with a local
funeral director at the place of death. We can often save families
money by making all necessary arrangements.
This is a basic explanation of your options in certain
circumstances. If you would like more information, please feel free
to contact us via email at [email protected]
the contact form on the Contact Us page. We are here to help and to
serve you, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might