Funeral Directors need composure, tact, and the ability to communicate easily and compassionately with the public. Funeral services may take place in a home, house of worship, or at the gravesite or crematory. Some services are not religious, but many are, reflecting the religion of the family. Funeral Directors need to be familiar with the funeral and burial customs of many faiths, ethnic groups, and fraternal organizations.
Divine Passage is solely owned by Kristy Martin (Sadlon), who has more than a decade of experience as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Kristy chose to be a Funeral Director because she has a passion to make a difference and to help people in the time of need. She is active in several nonprofit community organizations, in leadership positions, and will continue to make a positive impact in the community. Janice Gove has over 25 years of experience as a Funeral Director and over 19 years of experience as a Preplannning Specialist. She will educate people of the options that are available in funeral planning, prefunding options, and to show exactly what "Everything is taken care of" means.
Kristy will arrange the details and handle the logistics of funerals. She interviews the family to learn their wishes about the funeral, the clergy or other people who will officiate, and the final disposition of the remains. Sometimes, the deceased leaves detailed instructions for his or her own funeral. Together with the family, she establishes the location, dates, and times of wakes, memorial services, and burials. She prepare obituary notices and have them placed in newspapers, arrange for pallbearers and clergy, schedule the opening and closing of a grave with a representative of the cemetery, decorate and prepare the sites of all services, and provide transportation for the deceased, mourners, and flowers between sites.