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Steps to take at time of death
Depending on where the death occurs and under what circumstances, this explains what you should do when the death occurs:

Death in an Institution :
When the death occurs at a hospital or nursing home, the medical staff should take care of all necessary legal steps. You just need to notify the medical staff that Cox-Gifford Seawinds is the funeral home handling arrangements so they can have you sign any necessary release paperwork. Anticipated Death at Home :
Today, more people with terminal illnesses are electing to die at home under the care of hospice. In this situation, you just need to notify Hospice that we are the funeral home of your choice, they will then take care of all necessary legal requirements. Many times when someone has a terminal illness, the family will elect to make prearrangements with us so that they are not overwhelmed with the many important decisions at the time of death. Unanticipated Death at Home or Elsewhere :
In these situations, immediately call 911. The police and emergency medical personnel will then determine the appropriate steps to be taken. Often, the police can release the human remains directly to our funeral home. However, in certain cases, the body may need to go to the Medical Examiner's office so that they can determine the cause of death. Death out of State :
If the death occurs outside of Florida, you should call Cox-Gifford Seawinds "Network of Funeral Services" at (772) 562-2365. We can coordinate with a local funeral director at the place of death. Being a member of several national associations, we can often save you money by having our firm make the arrangements. If you travel often, it would be wise to let us tell you about our Travel Protection Plan, which would cover most costs associated with a death away from home.

At Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, we feel that cost should not be the deciding factor at your time of need. We have put together many options to ensure that you can memoralize your loved one and stay within your budget. We are a family owned full service funeral home providing dignified and compassionate services. Please call us or stop by with any questions you may have and we will be glad to assist you.

Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory offers :

  • Traditional Burials
  • Graveside Burials
  • Immediate Burials
  • Traditional Cremation Services
  • Cremation with Memorial Service
  • Basic Cremation
  • Ship-Outs to any location and international
  • Ship-Ins
  • Casket Sales
  • Cremation Casket Sales
  • Urn Sales
  • Keepsakes
  • Mementos
  • Pre-Arrangements
  • Online Condolences
  • Video Memorials
  • Full Line of Memorial Stationary
  • Rental Casket
  • Scattering at Sea

Funeral Services :
The funeral service is designed to honor the life of your loved one, it is also a time that you will begin to deal with the reality of your loss and when the healing process begins.

Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory has the necessary facilities to accommodate Funeral Services, Viewings, Memorial Ceremonies, Veteran Services and all other needs associated with Funeral Services. Acknowledge Those Who Expressed Sympathy :
The following suggestions are for acknowledging those who took part in the funeral service and expressed their sympathy. A couple of weeks after the funeral:

  • Send a personal note to the clergy thanking them for their help.
  • Send a card to the pallbearers and friends who volunteered services, sent flowers, made offerings, contributed memorials, gave money, or provided food.
  • Reply to letters and with a brief note. Sympathy cards usually do not require a reply.

After the Funeral :
The process of grieving and adjustment may continue long after the funeral ceremony. There will be challenges and adjustments for the survivors in the days and weeks after the funeral. Suggestions that may help the adjustment process include:

  • Inquire about bereavement services and support groups.
  • Make necessary changes to bank, charge, investment, and mortgage accounts.
  • Update insurance policies.
  • Update personal property and motor vehicle records.
  • Update your will.
  • Consider prearranging and pre-funding your funeral.

Facilities Capabilities Include :

  • Elegant Chapel
  • Viewing Rooms
  • Lounge Area
  • Casket and Urn Showrooms
Direct Burials :
Direct Burial may be an option when no viewing service is required or when embalming is not an option. Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory can handle all the details for your peace of mind.

Whatever your individual needs, Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory offers affordable services at at a premier facility.
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