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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 Guyana. 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.
Guyanese funeral customs are originated from Africa and are practiced throughout the Caribbean. The ceremony is called Nine Nights and also referred to as Dead Yard. It is a period lasting for nine days where friends and family come to the home of the deceased. Over time the funeral has evolved from a wake to a celebration of the deceased’s life where there is singing, eating and games.
A large meal is prepared by the family on the ninth night. The food is eaten at midnight when it is believed that the soul becomes discorporate. The food is usually fried fish. Alcohol is also consumed, most commonly is Jamaican rum that is at least 100 proof. We keep all of these traditions and customs in mind when we ship to Guyana.
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.