Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg & Stafford, VA
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Provide Peace of Mind

Experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones will not be burdened with funeral decisions during their time of mourning and remembrance.

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Tailor Your Service

Ensure that you are able to make all of your funeral and life celebration choices deeply personal, authentic to your own standards, lifestyle, and beliefs.

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Be Financially Prepared

Financially prepare for your service, getting an accurate estimate on the total cost and beginning the process of setting aside some funds. This is another important way to ease responsibilities for your family and friends.

Planning Guide

Pre-planning provides peace of mind for everyone involved. A carefully preplanned service can be the most comforting to your family; it spares them from having to face decisions that can be both emotionally and financially difficult at the time of death.

It will give them lasting peace of mind to know that they have acted in accordance with your wishes. Making pre-arrangements can be as simple or as detailed as you wish. You can make the selection of the services, casket, music, etc. or simply record the information that will be needed for legal forms and other paperwork.

Another reason to pre-plan is to ensure that your family will receive all of the benefits for which they are entitled. It is important that all of your personal records, including bank account numbers, investment information, insurance policy numbers and location of important papers be accessible to your family in the event of a death. All of these and your personal wishes for your funeral can be recorded in a Personal Arrangement Guide booklet that we provide free of charge. This ensures that the protection you worked and planned for, will be received by your beneficiaries when they need it most.

Although not required when making pre-arrangements, most people choose to set aside funds that will cover their future funeral and final expenses. With our “Complete Care Prearrangement Program”, we offer a variety of prepayment programs which allow you to control cost, avoid emotional overspending, and guarantee today’s price. At Covenant, we offer the area’s widest variety of payment plans and will tailor a plan that allows you to plan for tomorrow within your budget. One of our directors can meet with you at your home or at our funeral home to explain the various programs and answer any questions.

Once your pre-arrangements are made and on file, when the time of need arises, a call to our funeral home will enable us to proceed with what was planned. If you have already made arrangements with another funeral home, but would now prefer Covenant, we have a transfer program that insures your initial decisions are kept intact at Covenant. For further information about pre-planning, transfer of an existing plan, or for answers to your questions, simply give us a call, or complete and return the form below. (And, of course, there is no cost or obligation.)

Why Pre-Planning makes sense

1. Guaranteed Price

All funeral home service charges and merchandise items are price guaranteed as per the terms of our “Complete Care” preneed contract.

2. Significant Savings

You decide today what type of arrangements you want and how much you want to spend… at a time when decisions will be made calmly and intelligently. This avoids emotional overspending.

3. Security & Protection

The code of Virginia requires that your funds be placed with a state approved third party. This protects your funds for the future. In addition by being irrevocable your funds are protected from Medicaid regulations.

4. Convenience

You can make preneed funeral arrangements in our funeral home or in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Furthermore we offer the area’s widest selection of plans to make sure your planning for tomorrow fits into your budget today.

5. No Health or Age Restrictions

By having the area’s widest range of plans we can offer Covenant Complete Care preplanning to everyone regardless of their age or health.

6. Transferability

In the event you move from our neighborhood, your pre-need funeral contract is transferable. We work with you to find a firm in your new home that will accept the plan.

7. Work with our directors not sales people.

Many firms, especially those that are owned by large corporations, employ commissioned sales people to work with preneed families. At Covenant, however, you work with our funeral directors, who receive no type of special consideration based on what you spend. This creates a relaxed, stress-free environment in which you get what you really want.

8. A Final Gift for them, Peace of Mind for you

Spare your family the emotional stress of making decisions during a difficult time. A preneed funeral arrangement records your exact wishes – consider it the final gift for those you love. With that gift, which they will greatly appreciate someday, will come Peace of Mind for you. For you have made sure your death will not create a financial burden for those you love

Planning your funeral arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Emotional Benefits

More Time to Consider Your Options – You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.

A Sense of Accomplishment – You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of.

Fewer Family Concerns – Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death.

Financial Benefits

The Option to Prepay – When you prepay, you can lock in today’s prices. Our funeral director will explain each payment method and investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family.

Your Family Keeps More – When you prepay, your estate will owe nothing on funeral expenses. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family.

Save the Amount You Need – Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs.

Fewer Last-minute Expenses – When you plan in advance, your family is less likely to incur additional expenses at the time of the funeral.

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Start Pre-Arrangements Today

Our licensed funeral directors are ready to help you start planning today. Please feel free to call us anytime or fill out a pre-arrangement form.

How the Process Works

The pre-planning experience is by no means a morbid one: On the contrary, it is a positive and even comforting step you can take to make sure that all arrangements are made for your service, that those who survive you will be able to celebrate your life knowing full well that the service is exactly as you wished it would be. Pre-planning is an act of service, as well: It minimizes the chance that any planning difficulties, obstacles, or uncertainties will arrive to distract your family members during their season of bereavement and reflection.


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Burial Services & Insurance

Our compassionate and experienced staff members are prepared to offer helpful, empathetic assistance as you seek to plan your service. This is not a complicated or high-pressure undertaking—just a time of reflection, in which you can make sure that all of your wishes are recorded, your plans mapped out. Our staff will guide you through the process; you will have the opportunity to complete a Meaningful Funeral document, which you can then safely store with all of your other important documents. Learn more about memorialization options.


Benefits of Pre Planning

  • Planning a funeral for yourself or for a loved one requires organization in the midst of grief and sadness. Consult these guidelines on the most important elements of funeral planning that you and your loved ones should know.
  • Prearranging provides you or your loved one with the opportunity to become informed about the plethora of options regarding the funeral or cremation service. No two services are alike, and individuals can choose to showcase videos, photographs, music, special readings or any other involved elements with family and friends.
  • Prearranging ensures that you document your wishes. A living will may cover medical treatment, but there are still funeral costs. You can remove some of the burden for someone making decisions who may not be aware of your wishes.
  • Paying ahead of time eases future financial burden. It may benefit your surviving loved ones to prepay for your funeral or cremation services, as the costs of the products and services you choose may never be lower. Prearranging makes financial sense. We have many choices for payment plans.
  • Begin the process by writing down your personal information or your loved one’s information.
  • Write down important information to keep on hand as you plan the service, like social security number, ethnicity, religion, residence, birth information and so on. Having this information is helpful throughout the funeral planning process.
  • Selecting individuals to be a part of the funeral service in advance takes away some of the emotional burden. You are able to select readers, performers and other individuals to be a part of the service in advance.

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Contact Us


Covenant Funeral Service
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4801 Jefferson Davis Highway
| Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Tel: 540-898-4326
Covenant Funeral Service
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1310 Courthouse Rd.
| Stafford, VA 22554
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Tel: 540-658-9221

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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