Rebekah Peoples, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer


Rebekah Peoples, CFSP, CPC, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer at a funeral home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in all phases of funeral service, including funeral arrangements, embalming, burial, and cremation.

Peoples is passionate about serving others and believes that giving clients honest, accurate information empowers them to create tributes and services that are meaningful and appropriate.

A graduate of Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, New York, Peoples has worked at some of the best-known service-oriented funeral homes in the country. She has earned the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and Certified Preplanning Consultant designations. She has also published articles in Southern Funeral Director, The Director, and Hospice Newsletter, and she delivers presentations for national and regional associations of funeral directors.

Peoples' tips about planning funerals and anything funeral-related can be found at www.funeral411.com. She also serves as a consultant, offering timely information one-on-one to those who need personal assistance.


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