Local residents and businesses are coming together for the Southside Funeral Session. The event will be on June 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the Bethlehem Center, 200 West 38th St. Funeral homes, cemeteries, crematoriums, monument companies, life insurance companies and more will be available to talk about the process of planning a funeral, answer any questions and help attendees make arrangements.
"According to the National Funeral Directors Association, 62.5 percent of consumers believed it was important to communicate their funeral arrangements and wishes to family before their death, but only 21.4 percent did," officials said.
“Life and death are two things that we all experience but are somehow never quite prepared for,” said Terry McCullough, president of the Oak Hills Neighborhood Association.
“Because the success of residents is our greatest priority, we’re bringing businesses together to help residents make end-of-life plans.”
The NFDA says that funeral homes have different prices and services. They recommend calling and visiting several to find licensed directors who are emotionally sensitive and budget friendly.
The June 2 event will feature several businesses to help attendees make the best selection for themselves and their loved ones. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 423-227-6972 or 423-362-7245.