Why Have a Funeral Service?

Louisville Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home takes great pride in being one of the most reasonably priced cemetery / funeral home combinations in the Louisville area. Our affordable solutions are backed by a staff of industry experts that are committed to the highest standard of professionalism, exceptional customer service, and state-of-the-art facilities.

To help you understand the costs associated with a funeral, it's important to familiarize yourself with the typical breakdown of a funeral contract. Most funeral contracts are broken down into four categories as follows:

  • Casket & Merchandise Selections
  • Professional Service Charges
  • Cash Disbursements
  • Taxes

Casket and Merchandise Selections

This section of the funeral contract is specific to the casket that a family selects. All casket items and merchandise items are priced individually, meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included. Other merchandise may be included in the section such as burial vaults, cremation urns, and upgraded stationary packages.

Professional Services

This section of the funeral contract covers the professional services of the Funeral Director and staff and typically includes the following:

  • Transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • Embalming
  • Dressing & Casketing
  • Visitation
  • Funeral Service
  • Use of Vehicles and Hearse

Cash Disbursements

This section of the funeral contract is designed to cover third party expenses and is a convenience for you. Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact "cost" is included on the contract. Typical cash disbursements include:

  • Newspaper Notices
  • Clergy Honorariums
  • Cemetery Charges
  • Coroner's Cremation Certificates
  • Certified Copies of Death Certificates
  • Reception Catering