funeral director


Definition of funeral director

: one whose profession is the management of funerals and who is usually an embalmer

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Examples of funeral director in a Sentence

the funeral director instructed the pallbearers on how to proceed
Recent Examples on the Web Emily turned to her longtime friend Jessica Bender, who had worked as a funeral director, for information and advice. Star Tribune, "When cancer hijacked a new mother's happily ever after, she planned a death as unconventional as her life. A year later, her husband is the father he never expected to be, carrying on her legacy.," 11 Oct. 2020 Tom Fletcher, funeral director of Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services in Westminster, said cremation can also be more flexible than an immediate burial with a viewing. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Post-COVID partying, therapy dogs, rising hospitalizations: News from around our 50 states," 9 Oct. 2020 Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services in Westminster has seen an increase in cremations, as many have shifted their service plans, said Tom Fletcher, the home’s funeral director. Ben Leonard,, "Carroll County follows national, state trend in increased cremation rate due to COVID-19, other factors," 8 Oct. 2020 One of three suits involved in that case was brought by Aimee Stephens, a transgender woman who worked as a funeral director in Livonia, Michigan. Dan Avery, NBC News, "Transgender man files pregnancy discrimination suit against Amazon," 6 Oct. 2020 Lastly, the funeral director dresses the deceased and applies cosmetics. Mark Evely, The Conversation, "When someone dies, what happens to the body?," 15 Sep. 2020 As the funeral director prepared to close the casket, some of Lovett’s children gathered nearby, while others remained in their seats, separate but united. National Geographic, "‘I put my camera to my face and cried.’ Documenting a COVID-19 hot spot," 1 Sep. 2020 And at Hixson Funeral Home on Ryan Street, funeral director Tylor Quebedeaux carried a tattered American flag that had been bruised in the storm. Andrea Gallo And Bryn Stole | Staff Writers,, "'Nothing like this': How Hurricane Laura's devastation has stunned Lake Charles residents," 27 Aug. 2020 Michael LuBrant has embraced death throughout his career, first as a funeral director and now as director of the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Star Tribune, "University of Minnesota's Michael LuBrant pivots to teach death rituals to mortuary science students in COVID world," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of funeral director

1834, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Funeral director.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of funeral director

: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals

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