Stay at Home Arrangement Helper

In order to help our families during this time of the COIVD-19 pandemic, we built this "Stay at Home Arrangement Helper." If you have recently lost a loved one or will soon, our directors will conduct a phone conference with you to help guide and walk you through this journey. We are and will continue to be 100% dedicated to our families with the very best service and quality available in our community. 

Our director will schedule a time and this page will serve as an agenda for your phone conference. 

There are various items that we need to be discussed during the time of the phone conference. We have categorized them into six groups:


Pre-planning versus pre-funding? I've heard both terms, what is the difference?

Pre-planning is making all of your arrangements ahead of time so that everything can be conducted according to your wishes, for peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. Pre-funding is taking care of all costs for your pre-planning, so that everything is taken care of for you and your family.


Can I move a previously planned arrangement?

Yes. If you choose to move your arrangement to another cemetery, we can help transfer your plans to any cemetery in the United States that accepts the contract. You should never have to feel stuck in your decisions.


Can I take care of the costs now?

Yes. You are welcome to take care of all costs now, so that later on, all your family has to do is to focus on and celebrate your life. When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved funding option until needed. After your funeral is paid for in full, you will never have to pay more for the guaranteed items you listed on your contract.


If I pre-plan with Morales Funeral Home, what are my options if I change my mind later on?

When you pre-plan with Morales Funeral Home, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States that accepts the contract. Your peace of mind is of the utmost importance to us.


I want to approach my family and talk to them about my plans. Do you have suggestions for doing this in the best way possible?

You are truly helping your family and doing a great deed by taking care of planning something that is so personal and important to you. Remember to respect their feelings and emotions, as this can possibly be a difficult subject to broach with them. Assure them that you are making these plans because you love them and want them to feel free to celebrate life and heal together when the time comes. Find additional resources here.


What do I do when I have completed all my pre-planning? Is there anything else I should be aware of or need to do?

Relax and rest assured knowing that your wishes will be met, your needs have been taken care of and there's a capable team at Morales Funeral Home that is always available to answer your questions or thoughts.


1. Information Needed

                   - This information is required to begin the documentation and death certificate process


2. Decisions You Will Have to Make
  • Burial, Cremation or International Shipment
  • The cemetery for the burial of the casket or urn? View cemeteries in Houston here
  • Would you like a private viewing? (limited to 60 family members and guests) - complimentary live-stream available 
  • Would you like a private graveside? (limited to 60 family members and guests) - complimentary live-stream available 
  • Would you like a private memorial service? (limited to 60 family members and guests) - complimentary live-stream available 
  • Would you like a public Celebration of Life at a later date?
  • Will you have your pastor or an officiant?
  • Merchandise selection
  • Would you like to use our complimentary live-stream service so other friends and family can participate and interact during the visitation?
  • Would you like to live-stream public or password protected?
  • Would you like to publish an obituary in the newspaper? We offer a complimentary tribute page on our website at no additional cost.

3. Selections for the Service:

  • Select Burial, Cremation or International Shipment Package: By phone, the Funeral Director can navigate you through the available packages.  

                     - Burial Pricing: View Burial Packages

                     - Cremation Pricing: View Cremation Packages


5. Sign Forms

After all selections are made, we will email to obtain your electronic signature for necessary documents needed such as:

  • Embalming Authorization/Refusal
  • Authorization for Cremation
  • Federal Trade Commission Disclosure Form
  • Contract
  • Death Certificate Proof


6. Things You Need to Bring to the Funeral Home

  • Clothing: undergarments, clothing, jewelry
  • Veteran Discharge papers, if applicable
  • Life Insurance Policy if paying with assignment
  • Payment by check or cash if not paying with credit card
If you bring any of these items to the Funeral Home, please call us at (713) 223-1167 when you are outside, and we will come outside to receive the items. 


IMPORTANT IMFORMATION:

Due to the pandemic and the orders from the CDC, State of Texas, and Harris County all guests must remain a minimum of 6 feet from each other at all times and wear a face mask. If a guest is coughing, sneezing, or has a fever they must exit immediately.  The safety and health of your family and our staff is of the utmost importance.

We know that you may have other questions, so feel free to call us at anytime so that we can walk you through your options and help you create the best possible plan for you.

(713) 223-1167