Veterans Day Appreciation Post

In honor of Veterans Day this weekend, we wanted to share a post expressing our gratitude for those that defend our freedom. Here at Beresford Funeral Service, we can not express enough how highly we think of our country's veterans. As many of you know, Houston has one of the largest and busiest national cemeteries in the country. We have a service at Houston National Cemetery probably on average once a month. If you have never been, I encourage all of you to go out there. Personally, it is my…

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Snapchat Filters for Funerals?

Social media has become such a powerful force in today's day and age. From Facebook to Twitter, and Instagram to Reddit, we can all be connected instantly to one another to share thoughts, photos, and what we are doing. With all of these different ways to stay up to speed with one another, I'm sure you have all heard of the app called Snapchat. For those of you that do not know what Snapchat is, its a way to instantly send your friends and family a photo or video of what you are doing. I'm…

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Female Pallbearers Becoming More Common

  The tradition of pallbearers has a long history with deep roots. Historically, men have always been the ones chosen to be a pallbearer. But why?  Sometimes people generalize women as too weak to carry the weight of the casket. Others argue that women's "funeral" shoes are not ideal to walk and carry the casket. But in today's society we are seeing more and more women take up the responsibility of being a pallbearer.  If you are in charge of choosing pallbearers for your loved one's funeral…

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What do you want to be buried with?

No one wants to think about their own death, but something to potentially think about is what you would want to be buried or cremated with. Many people request things to be placed with them when they die, including many celebrities. Check out this list of famous people that have passed and what they were buried with. CLICK HERE Do you know what you want to be buried with? Email us some ideas and we will compile an anonymous list with some of your requests!

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Interesting Funeral Facts!

If you follow us on Facebook, you guys know that we post interesting funeral facts and news quite frequently. I have gathered up some interesting information that some of you might find very interesting. If you know of any weird or unusual facts about funerals, please share them with us. We would love to add to this list!   A properly folded military flag shows 4 stars, one each to represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.   Taberger’s safety coffin was developed in 1829. It…

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We're on the Radio!

Our good friend, Steve Drake, has Chip Beresford on his radio show frequently to discuss cutting costs on funeral services. We will be on his show today, February 23rd at 11:15am! Tune in to 700AM KSEV to listen. Don't forget to call in with questions or comments. If you happen to miss it, we will let you know the next time we are live on air. Tune in or simply go to http://ksevradio.com/host/steve-drake/ to listen! If you visit the link, you can scroll down and listen to all of his past…

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Holy Smokes! Ashes to Ammo

Many things can be done with your loved ones cremated remains these days. We can turn the ashes into diamonds, fly them into space, and even create beautiful glass artwork with them. You can also do what Johnny Depp did with his longtime friend's ashes... He launched Hunter S. Thompson's ashes from a cannon on top of a 47 meter tower. Check out the video below! Mr. Depp spent quite a fortune to be able to do this for the writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Where the Buffalo Roam.…

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We can offer more than a "Death Napkin"

Do you have a will? Or do you have some notes written on a "Death Napkin" like the Hecks do on the TV show "The Middle"?  You may have some questions about preplanning, and we have some answers.Do you have a plan for when your time comes? Don't leave it up to your kids. Pre-planning your funeral allows you to control everything from the cost to the type of service, so you can spend as little or as much as YOU want. Don't burden your loved ones with additional grief and worries after you're…

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Puerto Rican Taxi Driver's Final Stop

Being in the Funeral Business, there is no day that is the same. Everyday is different, and every family we help is different. Thats what keeps this industry interesting and fresh. Everyone has a story, and no one's stories are the same. With that said, the services we provide families typically have the "traditional" service of a viewing/visitation with an open casket, the actual funeral service where the pastor or priest presents the message, and followed by a graveside service or cremation.…

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Hey Star Wars Fans!

The Force is strong with these urns... Was your loved one an all powerful Sith Lord or an activist for The Empire? Has your mother ever wanted to know what it was like to be in the Death Star? Or has your father ever wondered what it was like in the helmet/mask of Darth Vader? Now they can with these awesome urns created for the true Star Wars enthusiast. There's no reason your love of Star Wars has to end when your life does. A company in the UK has created these urns to help you honor…

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