What Does a Funeral Director Do Exactly?

Dead bodies all around, and it’s just an average workday. *All names have been changed to protect my coworkers and the families I served.

Photo of the author in the embalming room, by the author

If you are like most people, you imagine a Funeral Director as a stuffy older man in a wrinkled suit. Maybe he is a little strange or standoffish. He is definitely pretty secretive, always off in the shadows.

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Jennifer Estes

Jennifer Estes

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I started writing about 2 years ago to cope with my struggles in life. I write about grief, caregiving, substance use disorder, and the death care industry.