Cover letter for a funeral assistant(5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “funeral assistant cover letters.”

Samples of funeral assistant cover letters

To get a position as a funeral assistant, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a funeral assistant cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Funeral assistant cover letters”

“Dear Ms. Audrey Johnson,

I am applying for the position of Funeral Assistant with Stewart Enterprises and I believe that I have what it takes to make a career in this industry.

While this may not be the most glamorous career path, it is a necessary one. Families need someone to take care of the details when faced with the death of a loved one and I have the ability to make this difficult time go as smoothly as possible.

I have excellent communication skills with the ability to follow instructions precisely to help make the funeral as stress-free for the family and friends of the deceased as possible. I also have outstanding people skills with the ability to interact with the bereaved family in a compassionate and professional manner. I understand how difficult this situation can be and I truly do sympathize but at the same time, I can stay focused on the job at hand.

I have the ability to assist with all duties from picking up the remains to arranging the casket for viewing. I can arrange the flowers, check for adequate seating, greet guests as they enter and leave the funeral home and provide directions as needed. I also have the ability to help organize the funeral procession and to take care of many of the details pertaining to the burial procedures.

I also understand that anything can happen at funerals and I have the ability to react quickly and help keep everyone calm if a medical emergency or some other problem arises. I have the attitude and skills to help make this sad and stressful time go a little smoother for the family by helping to make sure everything goes according to plan.

My contact number is (555)-555-5555.


Your Signature

Ronald Kelly

Enclosure: Resume”

Sample 2: “Funeral assistant cover letters”

“I am writing in regards to the open Funeral Assistant position at your company. I am confident that I have the skills and experience necessary to be successful in this role.

I have been working in the funeral industry for the past three years and have gained a wealth of experience in this time. I am knowledgeable in all aspects of funeral service, from pre-planning and coordination to post-funeral care. I am also experienced in working with families during this difficult time and providing them with the support they need.

I am a hard-working and dedicated individual who always puts the needs of the families I work with first. I am patient and compassionate, and I have a strong ability to communicate with people from all walks of life. I am confident that I can be a valuable asset to your team and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this further with you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Your name”

Sample 3: “Funeral assistant cover letters”

“Shayna Booker

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Coogan,

I read with great interest your recent ad for a Funeral Assistant and am submitting my resume for your review and consideration. Not a job that appeals to most perhaps I’m drawn to it because of my childhood friend whose family owned and lived in the only funeral home in our small town. We played equally at both of our houses and my curiosity was not stifled out of fear. The kindness of her father in dealing with bereaved families made the process seem natural and compassionate.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) I am currently a Municipal Morgue Attendant where I regularly assist the pathologist during autopsies by helping to transfer the body to the autopsy table sealing and labeling tissue samples cleaning the area and disposing of potentially biohazardous material. I feel I could bring my technical skills to the Coogan Funeral Home along with the empathy and understanding required to deal more directly with grieving families.

I am studying toward a degree in mortuary science and feel that working for you as a Funeral Assistant will help me realize my goal of someday being a Funeral Director myself. In addition to the technical skills required to do the job I would bring the soft skills that define the profession.

I look forward to your call to discuss how I can help maintain your already fine reputation. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Shayna Booker”

Sample 4: “Funeral assistant cover letters”

“Dear Ms. Jade Woodring,

I am writing to express my interest in the Funeral Attendant position with Service Corporation International.

Making funeral arrangements is not something that most people like to talk about. However, when the times comes and families are forced to deal with the death of a loved one, they need someone who is compassionate, understanding and professional to help them and that is what I would like to do.

I understand the duties involved in this position and I have the ability to help with every aspect of the job. I do not have a problem with collecting the body of the deceased or transporting it from one location to another.

I have the ability to help prepare the body for viewing, arrange the funeral home according to the family’s wishes and conduct the ceremonies. I also have the ability to make the burial arrangements, be a pallbearer and to drive the hearse or passenger vehicles to help transport the family to the burial site.

I can help to ensure that even the smallest details are taken care of so the family does not have to deal with these things during this stressful time. I can help to ensure that everything from the viewing to the burial goes smoothly and in accordance with the family’s wishes.

I can obtain the burial permits, register the deaths and most of all, I have the ability to help console the bereaved family while helping to gather all the information needed to ensure the funeral ceremony meets their approval. I also have the ability to help clean the funeral home and vehicles as necessary.

I hope that you will consider me for this position and you can contact me by calling (555)-555-5555.



Patricia Ready

Encl: Resume”

Sample 5: “Funeral assistant cover letters”

“Dear ABC,

I am writing to express my interest in the Funeral Assistant position that is currently available at your company. I have been working as a Funeral Director for the past two years and have gained valuable experience in the field.

I have worked with many families during their time of need, and have learned how to deal with people at their most vulnerable. I have also gained experience in dealing with the public, which has taught me how to interact with people from all walks of life. I believe that these skills will be an asset to your company.

I am a hard worker who is always willing to go above and beyond what is required of me. I am also very detail-oriented, which makes me a great candidate for this position. I am confident that my skills and experience will allow me to succeed in this position.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of funeral assistant cover letters

What are the common mistakes to avoid when writing a cover letter?

Here are a few common mistakes to avoid:

  • Don’t focus on yourself too much.
  • Don’t write salary expectations.
  • Avoid wrong paragraphs.

What should a cover letter contain?

The main purpose of a cover letter is to introduce yourself, mention the job you’re applying for and show that your skills and experience match the needed skills and experience for the job.

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