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Funeral Home Offers Help During Government Shutdown

It's a bit of tongue twister- free funerals for those furloughed. Former Memphis city councilman Brent Taylor came up with the idea. He says it's to give government workers peace of mind.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)-- The is no end in sight for the federal government shutdown as Americans continue to deal with the consequences, but a Mid-South funeral home owner is offering furloughed federal employees a deal during the shutdown.

It's a bit of tongue twister-free funerals for those furloughed. Former Memphis city councilman Brent Taylor came up with the idea. He says it's to give government workers peace of mind.

During the shutdown, Brentwood Funeral Services is offering any furloughed federal employees a free funeral if there's a death in their immediate family.

"None of us know how long the shutdown is going to last, so my concern for these families is if they happen to have a death in their household," Taylor says.

With no money coming in, the cost of a funeral could be hard for people to handle.

"An unexpected $7,8,9,10,000 while they're out of work. It could financially ruin or bankrupt a family," Taylor says. 

"Having served 12 years on city council and a year on the county commission I know how these employees impact our quality of life."

Brentwood Funeral Services operates six funeral homes in Mississippi and Tennessee. Taylor says people can register with the company to be eligible.

"Although the federal government may deem them as non-essential they're essential to the community."

Furloughed employees are stuck in a situation out of their control. He's offering this option if an already bad situation gets worse.

"If it is compounded with a death we want to be there to help those families. The Lord has blessed me far more than I deserve. This is a way I can give back to the community."

The offer lasts as long as the shutdown does.
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