Message for Our Families and Visitors

Dear Families of Indianapolis and surrounding communities,

Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals has served this community for generations and we stand ready to help you now. Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of you, your family and your friends has always been of the utmost importance. We will remain open and our experienced, caring staff will continue assisting families during this critical time.

Our heart goes out to those affected by the recent changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and we extend our appreciation to the health care community for all they are doing to protect us.

We want you to know everything that we are doing to keep safety top of mind. Please see below for important government and agency updates plus more information regarding our location, livestreaming options and help planning funeral arrangements.

Government / Agency updates as of Thursday, March 19, 2020:
• We are closely monitoring the situation and plan to follow the directives of the Governor’s Office, the State Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals services will now be limited in size to 10 people or less. Immediate family only. Service events attended by our staff will only be available at our convenient location.

In this climate, we know there is uncertainty. We want you to know that your safety is top of mind and that you can still support family and friends during a time of loss. We want to thank you in advance for putting your trust in us.

Visiting Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals
While the COVID-19 virus requires all of us to be more mindful as we go through our regular activities, rest assured that our location is clean and safe. Even before this crisis we have maintained health and safety measures designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses. Now this includes COVID-19. Our protocols cover everything from handwashing hygiene, cleaning product specifications, ventilation, equipment and common area cleaning procedures.

How Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals Helps You Support Friends and Family
We have always implemented the latest technologies for the convenience of families we serve. Livestreaming and recording of services are now available to our clients at no charge. This service allows an unlimited number of persons to view a service from anywhere in the world. You may also support families via guest book posts and obituaries on our website.

Recognizing loss is a human instinct. Funerals start the healing process. Please make an extra effort to support those that have lost a loved one during this unusual time. Your support now is more important than ever.

Making Funeral Arrangements
If a death has occurred, or will soon, we are very sorry for your loss. If you are unable to make it to one of our location due to travel restrictions, health concerns or any other reason, our caring staff can help you accomplish everything virtually. Every situation can and will be accommodated.

Thank You
Losing a friend or family member is never easy. We are aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything you may need to honor life, support loved ones and begin the healing process.

The safety and well-being of you, your family, and your friends is of the utmost importance. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at: (317) 547-5814. We are available 24/7.

Emanuel Smith, Jr. CFSP
Managing Director

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