Things to Remember

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Vital INformation

The following information is needed for death certificate and therefore must match the birth certificate:

  • Decedent's full name (Including maiden name if female)
  • Date of birth, Place of birth, Social Security number, and Current address
  • Father's full name and mother's full name (with maiden name)
  • Marital status at time of death. If married - full name of spouse, date & place of marriage; If widowed - full name and year of passing
  • Education level, Occupation, and Place of employment
  • Military discharge information and DD 214 papers

Additional information needed

We will advise you when applicable

  • Insurance policy/policies.
  • Copy of marriage license, Cemetery deed, Power of Attorney documentation
  • Religious preference, Name of church home, Minister name(s) and Musician name(s)
  • Information for funeral programs (typed); suggested printing companies provided upon request
  • Location of repast and Contact person
  • Picture for funeral program and/or Newspaper obituary
  • Photos for Memorial Tribute Video (16 photos)

Clothing, Jewelry and accessories

Your loved one will require full burial attire and a complete set of underclothing. Shoes/slippers are optional. 


  • Burial attire must be long-sleeved. Any lace or sheer clothing must have a full heavy lining.
  • Underclothing - panties, bra, pantyhose, full slip or half slip with camisole
  • The neckline of the burial attire should not be low
  • Preferred nail polish and lip color (optional)
  • Preferred fragrance or scent


  • Suit, tie and belt
  • Long sleeve shirt (long sleeve shirts with cuffs must have cufflinks)
  • Underclothing - briefs, undershirt/t-shirt and socks
  • Preferred fragrance or scent


  • If jewelry is to be used it will remain with the deceased. Costume jewelry is suggested. This also includes Rosary Beads. Please note that Mabrie Memorial Mortuary will not be held liable for the loss of any jewelry or personal items of the deceased.
  • Eyeglasses, wigs/hairpieces or other accessories should be brought along with clothing
  • Recent photo for hairstyling and cosmetology


Innerfaith Publishing
Michael Evans
The Power Center
12401 S Post Oak Rd.
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 298-5890
[email protected]
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM

Metoyer-Roy Printing
2400 Central Parkway, Ste D
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 338-2159
[email protected]
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM to 6PM