Funerals provide surviving family members and friends with a caring, supportive environment in which to recognize the death of a loved one, to share thoughts and feelings about that person. Funerals are the first step in the healing process.
When someone passes out of state, contact House of Wright Mortuary, Inc., first regardless of date, time or location. We can then assist with necessary services on your behalf. Failure to contact us first may result in the duplication of services and increase cost. Please call (302) 762-8448 for assistance.
Yes and No. In states like Delaware the law requires any casket exceeding 48” be placed in an outer burial container or vault for in ground interments. However, other surrounding states do not require a vault and is at the discretion of the cemetery.
We are on call 24 hours a day. Our regular business hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. However, our mortuaries remain open during scheduled viewings and services.
Pre-arranging …is the advance payment for merchandise and services in order to reduce cost to the family and guarantee protection against inflation.
Pre-planning …is the process of selecting your preferred merchandise and services. Subsequently, placing them on file at our funeral establishment, as to remove some of the emotional strain on survivors but not the financial obligation.
No, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, if you desire a certain funeral service including a viewing. Certain religions and cultures do not allow embalming, and we conform to their requirements.
Unfortunately, clothing once placed on a loved one will not be returned. As a matter of dignity and respect decedents remained clothed even during the cremation process. Finally, clothes are not returned as a matter of policy to ensure all precautionary and safety measures are met.