Helpful Forms and Links

Helpful Forms & Links

 

Below is a collection of helpful forms and links to assist you in the funeral planning process. If you have any questions about any of these resources, contact us by phone or email, and we can help you in your preparations and answer all of your questions.

Planning Guide

PLANNING GUIDE

Planning ahead gives you time to consider your wishes, your family’s needs, and every available option without being rushed. Download our pre-planning guide to begin working through these vital decisions now.

Downloadable Forms

SERVICE INFORMATION WORKSHEET

Form for outlining the service details, relieving survivors of the responsibilities of making these crucial decisions and funeral arrangements.

CREMATION AUTHORIZATION

Provides approval for arrangements in the cremation of the remains of the decedent.

MEDICAL EXAMINER RELEASE OF REMAINS

This form is required by the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office to release your loved one from their office to our care. This form is only needed for deaths occurring in Lubbock County when your loved one located at the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Helpful Links

DEATH CERTIFICATE FORM

You will need the following information when applying for a copy of a Death Certificate.

VETERANS

DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents are needed applying for a flag, military honor, burial benefits and arranging burial in any national cemetery.

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Process and phone numbers for reporting a death to the Social Security Administration for the management of benefits to survivors.

Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers takes great pride in striving to provide services that would set our funeral and memorial experience apart. We strive to go above and beyond to ensure an exceptional experience for every family.

Personalization

Lake Ridge Chapel has many options available for adding a personalized touch to memorial materials. Regardless of your needs, Lake Ridge Chapel works to ensure all aspects of the memorial are perfectly planned.

We know the high value small keepsakes can have for families after a memorial service for a loved one. That’s why Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers was one of the first funeral homes in the area to offer items like personalized memorial folders and guestbooks. Each of these keepsake items is designed with photographs, poems, religious verses, and stories to create a long-lasting, beautiful tribute to your loved one.

Other ways to personalize a memorial service at Lake Ridge Chapel:

  • Horse Drawn hearse
  • Balloon release
  • Butterfly release
  • Dove release
  • Bagpipes

Receptions, Visitations, and Caterings

Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers blazed the path for catered visitations, receptions, and after service meals, offering guests and family members a chance to spend time together.

Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers provides comfortable rooms for visitations with plenty of space as well as private, family-only rooms where children can play, and family members can relax when they need refreshments or a moment to themselves.

As the first funeral home in Lubbock to provide in-house catering, we help families plan visitations and receptions that have the comfortable feel of home. We offer catering of cheese, fruit, vegetable trays, and thumbprint cookies along with Starbucks coffee and our famous strawberry lemonade. With our vast catering options, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your needs and a comfortable environment for reflecting on your loved one.

We really like how everything is taken care of in one location, and that your location doesn’t look like a typical funeral home. Your staff is greatly caring. Thank you again.
Mrs. Culwell

Veterans

In support of our troops, Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers offers honorable veteran memorial services to Lubbock and the surrounding areas. At Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, we work diligently to ensure you receive all the benefits deserved.

We can assist you in applying for a flag, military honor, burial benefits and arranging burial in any national cemetery. We will also direct you to a military and companion marker. The DD214 discharge paper is needed in all applications. More information about attaining that paperwork here.


It is our family’s privilege to serve the brave men and women who have sacrificed in order to maintain our freedom.


Death Away from Home

For the most immediate assistance, we recommend contacting us via telephone, 806-698-8085 because it is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers coordinates all aspects of out-of-town transfers and works to eliminate duplication of services and fees.

Support for Your Family

At Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, we act as a true advocate for your family. That means you can rest assured knowing that your loved one will be transported home in a professional manner for the lowest possible cost. Our experienced staff will work closely with you to address any issues you may have such as what kind of care will be taken when air travel is involved.

Call Your Hometown Funeral Director

The first step in containing costs is to call a funeral home in the city in which services are to be held. For instance, if someone dies away from home and the family intends to hold services in Lubbock County, the family should immediately call Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, which eliminates the possibility of service and fee duplication.