"A family may take care of all aspects of disposition from death to interment, inurnment, entombment, or transporting out of state without the assistance of a funeral director/establishment." *
*Texas Funeral Service Commission "Facts About Funerals" consumer brochure. Available free upon request at retail funeral establishments or this website.
A do-it-yourself funeral is a loving time that grieves and accepts death with you in control of its undertaking.
"Home funerals empower families and friends to begin the beautiful journey of mending the tear in the fabric of their community that is caused when someone they love dies." - Zenith Virago
DIY can mean any and all actions of the funeral process including transporting and preparing the body, funeral service, burial, and filing vital records.