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At Bergen Funeral Service Incorporated, our family-owned and operated business provides reliable, efficient and respectful international funeral transporting services, shipping from Queens to a diverse array of countries around the world, such as Africa. Our funeral professionals are also experts in shipping for burials and repatriation of remains as well. Our goal is to send the deceased off to their final destinations with great care and attention.
One of the many countries we ship to is Africa. African funeral customs differ from region to region. On the Gold Coast, people are buried in their dwelling house. African funerals begin with heavy lamentations and while people celebrate the deceased’s life with alcohol, drumming, fluting and singing. Many times animals are sacrificed and then eaten.
The Akan and Ashanti groups in Ghana generally wear black and red at funerals. Again, the deceased’s life is celebrated with singing and dancing. After the celebration, people hold a procession to show their lamentations and sorrow. Some Ghana funerals will include fantasy coffins that are shaped like some kind of animal or vehicle to escort you to the afterworld. We keep all of these traditions and customs in mind when we ship to Africa.
When you are mourning the loss of a loved one, the last thing you need is the added stress from planning out the funeral shipping process. Our staff will take care of it all for you, and iron out the details of every step along the way. When you first call us for an international funeral shipping quote to in Queens, we will immediately provide you with expert advice about all the potentially confusing aspects of this service. Additionally, we are located within minutes of JFK and Newark airport. These two airports offer the most destination and flight choices, which will make the transportation that much easier to plan. We are referred to as “known-shippers” with all the airlines which means that we can schedule flights and fly with any airline of our choosing. This status allows for more convenience and efficiency, which will help make this difficult time a little bit less anxiety-ridden.
With affordable prices and empathetic, friendly service, we hope that our international funeral shipping services in Queens will be exactly what you are looking for when it comes to reliable, safe and efficient transportation. For more information, give us a call at 800-262-7901.