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What Makes Us Different

What Makes Us Different

Wilkerson Funeral Home is a full-service provider with expansive facilities, a large and experienced staff, and a reputation for professional and compassionate service. It is our goal to apply those same principles of service through an offering that may be better suited to families who do not have the same facility and staff requirements. It is with that goal in mind that we created Winterville Cremation and Funeral Services, to extend that same professional care that has been our trademark for over 80 years to members in our community who need or prefer a lower-cost alternative.

Winterville Cremation and Funeral Services is a Wilkerson Company. It is owned by the Wilkerson family, who have owned and operated S.G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory since 1932. Wilkerson Funeral Home is a full-service provider with expansive facilities, a large and experienced staff, and a reputation for professional and compassionate service. It is our goal to apply those same principles of service through an offering that may be better suited to families who do not have the same facility and staff requirements. It is with that goal in mind that we created Winterville Cremation and Funeral Services, to extend that same professional care that has been our trademark for over 80 years to members in our community who need or prefer a lower-cost alternative. This is, simply put, a different approach to compassionate funeral service. Below you will see how we strive to keep our operating costs down while maintaining our commitment to funeral service excellence.



Facility

Winterville Cremation utilizes a location with a far smaller footprint than used by the traditional funeral home. While we can accommodate small visitations, our facility is not designed to serve large numbers of people. However, for families choosing direct cremation, a graveside service, or a service in their church, they simply may not need a large facility to use. Facility costs are one of the largest expenses for funeral homes. By reducing our footprint, we are able to decrease our overhead costs substantially, and offer lower service charges as well.



Staff

Winterville Cremation has a small but dedicated staff. Having less staffing costs allows us to further decrease our operational and service charges. This in some ways limits our service offerings, but those desiring a simple and affordable solution will find that we have plenty of options to choose from. You will also find that our business hours are a little different as well. We operate by appointment only, so please call us in advance and our staff will be glad to meet you at a time convenient for you. We will certainly be available to conduct services outside of those times and will respond to deaths at any time, but we do ask that arrangement conferences be held Monday  through Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM, barring a special need.



Merchandise

While Winterville Cremation has a wide variety of caskets, vaults, and urns to choose from; we do not systematically stock a significant amount of merchandise at our facility. This helps to reduce the need for sizeable facility and decreases the overhead cost of maintaining a large inventory. We utilize images (printed and digital) as well as samples to display our merchandise and all caskets (and many urns) we offer can be delivered next day, so this in no way limits our ability to provide merchandise within a family’s timetable.



Payment Policy

A strict payment policy is necessary to reduce the financial overhead of operating a business. Furthermore, having a clear understanding of the financial arrangements and payment expectations is crucial to building and maintaining trust and friendships. By adhering to our payment policy, we are able to lower our operating costs and reduce our charges and we believe you will find that our charges are extremely affordable and fair. Please take the time to review our Payment Policy and our Service Offerings.



Online Planning Center

We utilize an online planning center to allow the families we serve to gather much of the required information prior to meeting with our staff in person. This includes death certificate information, obituary information and service and merchandise selections. This is certainly not a requirement, but it allows families to gather information and make decisions from the comfort of their own home and when they do come to our office, we can serve them more efficiently. For families choosing to utilize our Online Planning Center, we do offer a discount off of our services. It should be noted, that in order to qualify for the discount, payment must also be made through the online planning center as well as service and merchandise selections.



These are just a few of the methods we employ to maintain affordable funeral options. If you are searching for a simple, affordable option, please contact us to learn how we might be able to serve you.

Sincerely,
The Wilkerson Family

Winterville Cremation and Funeral Services
113 W. Fire Tower Road Suite C, Winterville, NC
(252) 752-2103


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