At Whitley's Funeral Home, we take great pride in caring for our families, and will work tirelessly to provide you with a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one. In addition to the services we offer, you will receive an online memorial that you can share with family and friends. While honoring your loved one is our top priority, we also want to help you through this difficult time. We have a wide range of resources to support you not only today, but in the weeks and months to come.
A sampling of our offerings is listed below. Please call us at 1-704-933-2222 so we can help you through this process.
We can create a customized, online memorial for you to share with family and friends. The memorial includes the obituary and any photographs you wish to provide. It will serve as a place for visitors to post condolences, share memories, upload photos, and light candles in honor of your loved one.
We can produce a personal tribute video that can be played at the service and online. Simply provide us with the photographs you want to include and we will transform them into a video celebration of your treasured memories. DVDs or digital files of the video are also available.
Funeral Fund Donations
We realize the expense of a funeral can be a burden. We provide the option for friends and family to make monetary donations to help cover funeral costs. These gifts can be made easily and securely online through our website, and are paid directly to the funeral home on behalf of the donor.
We make it easy for friends and family to send flowers to your home or service to honor your loved one. We have partnered with local florists to offer the convenience of ordering directly from the obituary page of our website. You can also use this feature to select the flowers you would like at the service. This is a secure way to choose beautiful arrangements from the privacy and comfort of your home.
Sharing Service Details
We reduce the stress of contacting those who need the details of the service for your loved one. We post the dates and times of the service as part of the online memorial on our website. You can then either share the memorial on your Facebook or Twitter page or copy the details from the site into an email or text. Both options give you the peace of mind that you have provided the necessary information to those who need it.
Daily Grief Support Emails
We offer one year of free daily grief support emails to the families we serve. It is important to us that we continue to comfort our families through the difficult days that the first year of grieving can bring.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued a news release in June regarding a scheme involving individuals posing as Funeral Directors who are calling families as a "funeral home representative" demanding additional payments for funeral goods and services. These imposters then threaten to cancel planned funeral services for these families unless payment is received immediately through a wire transfer, credit card, gift card or cryptocurrency. The Board has received reports from North Carolina licensees affirming that families in Wake and surrounding counties have received these calls. Some funeral homes have inserted a Fraud Alert banner on their websites to alert consumers of these illegal activities. Consumers should end such a call if it appears suspicious or a scam. The FTC recommends the following preventive measures for consumers:
Resist the pressure to act immediately. Funeral homes and their licensees do not pressure consumers to pay or provide personal information over the telephone.
Contact the funeral home directly. If you have a legitimate telephone number for the funeral home, call that number. Do not use any telephone number that the imposter may provide. If you trust contact information for a particular funeral home with a website on the Internet, you can use that number. You will likely find a legitimate telephone number on the General Price List that the funeral home provided you.
Know how scammers tell you to pay. Consumers should avoid payment of any kind in response to insistent demands for money which are accompanied by threats to cancel a funeral service if payment is not made immediately.Consumers should never send payment in response to a request by telephone.