Free Funerals for Furloughed Federal Employees



Brent Taylor
  • Brent Taylor

If you're a federal employee on furlough during the government shutdown, and you have a death in your family while you're off the job, former Memphis City Councilman/funeral director Brent Taylor wants to give you funeral free of charge.

But you must first register your family with Brentwood Funeral Services furloughed employee hotline, just in case. To register, call 901-461-7956. The program ends when the government reopens.

“A federal employee who is without a paycheck could be financially ruined if faced with purchasing a funeral during this government shutdown,” said Taylor. “These public servants should not have to worry about an unforeseen funeral expense while the government is shutdown. They deserve peace of mind."

Taylor has served on the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission.

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