Working with a Funeral Home
Funeral services are necessary separate from the burial services provided at Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery (PCCC). Families can either perform a home funeral and do everything themselves or work with a funeral home. Any funeral service provider can, and should, be honored to help a family with the natural burial of a loved one at PCCC.
Funeral homes can provide the following services necessary for a burial at PCCC:
- Completion of state-mandated paperwork (death certificate and transit permit)
- Body preparation (other than embalming)
- Transportation of the body
If you are interested in a home funeral, some funeral directors may be willing to contract for specific tasks you would prefer they perform.
Because prices can vary significantly among funeral homes for the same services, it is prudent to contact several different funeral service providers for price quotes. Be sure the funeral provider understands that you only want quotes for the specific services required by law (i.e. paperwork, refrigeration, transportation) or otherwise requested by you. At the bottom of the page you will find a summary of consumer protections established in the Federal Trade Commission’s “Funeral Rule.”
The following funeral service providers have worked with Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery in the past and understand the requirements of natural burial (ALPHABETIZED by city):
Brown and Sons Funeral Homes ➤
Covell Funeral Home and Cremation
Becker Funeral Home ➤
Funeral Solutions ➤
Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service ➤
Fort Pierce, FL
Barbara Falowski Funeral & Cremation Services ➤
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Forest Meadows Funeral Home ➤
Countryside Funeral Home ➤
Milam Funeral Home ➤
Williams-Thomas Funeral Home ➤
Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home ➤
Landmark Funeral Home ➤
Naugle Schnauss Funeral Home ➤
Quinn Shalz Family Funeral Home ➤
ICS Cremation and Funeral Home ➤
Lake City, FL
All County Funeral Home & Crematory ➤
Lake Worth, FL
Grasso Funeral, Memorial, and Creation Services ➤
Newcomer Funeral Home ➤
Stanfill Funeral Home ➤
J. Hadley Funeral Home ➤
Ocala & Starke, FL
Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home➤
Orlando & Central, FL
Beyers Funeral Home ➤
Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel ➤
Masters Funeral Home ➤
Lohman Funeral Home ➤
Port Orange, FL
Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home ➤
Craig Funeral Home ➤
St. Augustine, FL
Treasure Coast Seawinds ➤
Beggs Funeral Home ➤
Segal Funeral Home ➤
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home ➤
The Villages, FL
Steele’s Family Funeral Services ➤
Winter Haven, FL
Consumer protections provided by
the funeral rule
The following information is from the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to protecting the consumer’s right to a meaningful, dignified, and affordable funeral:
- You have the right to choose the funeral goods and services you want (with some exceptions).
- The funeral provider must give you a General Price List (GPL) that states your right to choose what you want in writing.
- If state or local law requires you to buy any particular good or service, the funeral provider must disclose it on the statement it provides describing the funeral goods and services you have selected, with a reference to the specific law.
- The funeral provider cannot refuse to handle a casket or urn you bought elsewhere or charge you a fee to do that.
- The funeral provider who offers cremations must make alternative containers available.
- You cannot be charged for embalming that your family did not authorize, unless it is required by state law.