When planning final services for a loved one, or pre-planning for yourself, you will have to find a Surprise, AZ funeral home to help with the details. When you talk to the funeral home representatives on the phone, you will get a feel for their compassion and how they treat their clients. However, you might also want to tour their facilities to see what they have available for you and your family. Here are a few things to ask when you take the tour:

What Spaces Are Available For Services?

Most funeral homes have one or more rooms available for final services, depending on your needs. For larger services, there are good sized spaces. Sometimes, families want to have smaller, more intimate gatherings and there are often locations for that as well. View a few spaces based on which type you want and see if there’s something that works for you. Keep in mind that things can often be customized. Chairs can be moved around and flowers brought in to make the room more welcoming.

Where Will The Body Be Kept?

You want to know that your loved one will be in good hands at all times and that might make you wonder where they will be located until their final services are held. If your loved one is going through a traditional burial, their location might be different than someone who is being cremated. You could tour the crematory, perhaps, to see how that operates. Some people are even able to attend at least part of the cremation process when their loved one goes into that.

Is More Than One Service Held At A Time?

This, of course, will depend on the funeral home and its size. Some funeral homes have multiple rooms so there can be a viewing going on in one room at the same time as a final service in another and so on. If this is the case, ask how the representatives will direct people to the proper location. They will often have a staff member at the entrance who will show people which direction to go for which ceremony or service.

There are no bad questions when you are visiting a Surprise, AZ funeral home and the representatives understand you just want what’s best for your family members. In fact, that’s what they want as well. If you’d like to tour Thompson Funeral Chapel and ask any questions you have, call us at (623) 932-1780. We can help set up a time for your visit. Then, you can stop by 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338 and have a look around. Ask any questions you have in person and don’t worry about how they might sound. We’ve heard lots of concerns and we want you to be comfortable with the entire process from start to finish so we’re happy to answer anything you need to know. Visit our website for more about our location at thompsonfuneralchapel.com and then you can go from there.

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