When Someone you Love Becomes a Memory

Death is simply the final destination of the physical body of the deceased.The remembrance of the heart, spirit and soul of your loved one is what you treasure. Today, we were informed by Patrick Akes of Grimes-Akes Family Funeral Home, on important but often unknown questions you need to ask when making final arrangements. We also learned of Patrick’s background. He not only manages the Corona, CA location, he is also the World Champion with the Empire Wrestling Federation! Very exciting!

Some of the questions we went through today included;

  • How many death Certificates do I need?
  • What information is necessary for the death certificates?
  • What are the hidden costs?

We never realize all the information needed so as the old saying goes, “knowledge is power”. Patrick gave great details on each of these subjects. The number of original death certificates varies from family to family. Most popular are Social Security, IRS, Life Insurance policies, credit debt, Real Estate and any banking institutions.

With Grimes-Akes Family Funeral Home, there are no hidden costs. They always inform the family what the minimum funeral costs will be as well as any additional options they may want. It is always the families choice. For me, I had met with Patrick for pre-arrangements and was amazed at the level of compassion and the information I was given to make informed decisions.

The Akes Family handled the burial of the very first veteran that was buried at the Riverside National Cemetery in the 1970’s. The veteran benefits, per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says “You’ve Earned It!” So all veterans are entitled to free burial space, grave liner, opening & closing, memorial headstone, U.S. flag and presidential memorial certificate. This was great information and I was excited to know this.

Grimes-Akes Funeral Home is a full service family owned and operated funeral home offering each family the peace of mind knowing that there loved ones are being cared for with dignity and respect.