The following price list meets the necessary requirement of the funeral pricing required by the Federal Trade Commission. While there are very specific language and disclosures required from FTC we have included additional information in more understandable terms. It is the hope of Gipson Pendergrass People’s Mortuary that we help the patron become knowledgeable and not inferior.
To lose someone you love is a devastating human experience. It is frequently traumatic and can seriously impact judgement. We believe in the importance of the recognition and meaningful celebration of a life that has been lived and will assist in arranging an appropriate service to meet your individual needs.
It is also important to be realistic in respect to funeral expenditures. We do not want a family to spend more than they should nor less than they would like. What is important is that arrangements be in keeping with a family´s wishes and budget.
Provisions for payment are due at the time of arrangements. To avoid any possibility of misunderstanding or embarrassment and for your convenience, we accept the the following methods of payment that are approved and verified.
Check (all checks are verified)
Insurance Assignment of a verified policy (all arrangements paid by insurance assignment with be charged an additional 6%)
Advance payment by forwarding or receiving funeral home pre-arrangement
The Federal Trade Commission Trade Regulation Rules for “Funeral Industry Practices” and the “Texas Funeral Service Commission” require certain disclosures and prohibit misrepresentations. This form complies with all known requirements of the aforementioned agencies.
The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provided describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
“You may choose only the items you desire. You will be charged for the items you use. If you have to pay for any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the memorandum of agreement. Please note that there may be charges for items such as cemetery fees, flowers, and newspaper notices.” S.B. 277 66th Legislature.
The descriptions “Gasket and Non-Gasket” are the Manufacturers´. Although certain caskets and vaults offered for sale by the funeral provider may be of better quality construction and comprised of more durable material than another, neither the Funeral Provider nor any of its employees represents or implies that any casket or vault will be water tight or will provide long term preservation of human remains.
Complaints may be directed to:
Texas Funeral Service Commission P.O. Box 12217 Capitol Station Austin, TX 78711 (512) 936-2474
Federal Trade Commission Office of the Secretary 6th Street & Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20580