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Prices

General Price List

These prices are effective as of March 18, 2017, but thereafter are subject to change without notice.


All arrangements paid by Insurance Assignments will be an additional 5% charge.

John E. Beckwith

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Mr. John E. Beckwith Sr. is the visionary behind Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home. John founded Golden Gate with the idea of giving comfort and personal services to families during a difficult and uncertain time. Today, along with his family, he is proud to continue this tradition of delivering caring, personal and professional services at affordable prices.

Mr. Beckwith was born August 27, 1942 in Gilbert, Louisiana. Many who know him say that he was born with the desire and dream of owning a funeral home and helping others. Mr. Beckwith began his destiny in the funeral business at the early age of 14. Living in a rural area in Louisiana was not a hindrance for Mr. Beckwith, he was so determined that he would walk several miles and hitchhike to local funeral homes to learn the business. With the help of friends and local funeral home owners in Louisiana he began as a Carwash Attendant and Ambulance Driver. Because of his passion, desire and hard work he was promoted to General Manager. Mr. Beckwith not only had a desire and dream of owning a funeral home, he was an advocate of Civil Rights while in Louisiana, in this struggle for freedom and equal rights Mr. Beckwith lost many friends. His dream of owning a funeral home was intensified with the loss of his friends in the Civil Rights struggle. Mr. Beckwith realized why the passion and desire of owning a funeral home was so deeply rooted in his spirit; it was his destiny to provide families with quality and affordable funeral services. His desires, passions and dreams led him to Dallas, TX where on September 15, 1980 all of Mr. Beckwith’s hard work came to pass . . . John E. Beckwith Sr.’s destiny was fulfilled in Waxahachie, TX where he established the first Golden Gate Funeral Home. Mr. Beckwith’s dream was to own “A” funeral home, but God’s plans were greater than his. With the Grace and Blessings of God, Mr. Beckwith opened a second location in Dallas, TX in 1985, known today as the corporate location and a third location in Lancaster, TX in 1999. 

Humbly serving over a thousand families annually has earned Mr. Beckwith the privilege of owning and operating the number one African American Funeral Home in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  

Mr. Beckwith was extremely proud and honored when God again extended his favor to him and blessed him with a funeral home in his home state of Louisiana.  Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home was established in Tallulah, LA on July 19, 2001 and is one of the fastest growing African American Funeral Homes in North Louisiana.


Disclaimer of Warranties

Funeral home makes no representations or warranties regarding the caskets listed below.  The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with the caskets are the express written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof.  Funeral home hereby expressly disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, relating to the caskets, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Disclosure

You may choose only the items you desire.  If you are charged for items you did not specifically request, we will explain the reason for the charge on the written memorandum.  Please note that there may be charges for items such as cemetery fees and newspaper notices.
The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only those items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead, if legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

Itemized Selections


A. Basic services of funeral director and staff and overhead

Our fee for the service of funeral directors and staff include, but is not limited to staff to respond to initial request for service; arrangements conference with family or responsible party; arrangements of funeral, preparation and filing of necessary authorization and permits; recording vital statistics; staff assistance prior to, during and following the funeral including coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g. cemetery, crematory, and others. Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to or facility such as insurance, maintenance, and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs

The fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.  (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving remains).

$ 1,995.00


B. Embalming

Embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremations or immediate burial

$ 800.00


C. Other Preparation of the body

1.  Reconstructive restoration when necessary .......................................................... $75.00 per hr.

2.  Special Care of Autopsy Remains ................................................................... $100.00

3.  Beautician or Barber Services .................................................................................. $50.00 & up

4.  Dressing and Casketing Remains ................................................................... $430.00

5. Storage Fee..........................(per day)................................................................. $75.00


D. Use of Facilities and Staff

Use of facilities and staff for viewing.  Our services include setup of viewing area, placement of encased remains, display of floral arrangements, supervision of an attendant during the viewing ......................................... $250.00

Use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremony.  Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangements, supervision of funeral, staff to attend the funeral ceremony, setup and use of facilities ................................................ $250.00


Wake at other facility.  Our services include transportation of remains to other facility, setup viewing area, supervision of wake and additional staff necessary to conduct wake at other facility .................................................. $300.00

Funeral Services at other facility.  Our services include coordinating the funeral service, supervision of funeral service, and additional staff necessary to conduct funeral service at other facility ............................................................. $250.00

Memorial Service

A.  Use of facilities and staff for Memorial Services.  Our services include coordinating the memorial arrangements, supervision of memorial service, staff to attend the memorial service setup and use of facilities ........................... $250.00

B.  Use of staff at Memorial Services at other facilities.  Our services include setup viewing area, coordinating the memorial arrangements, supervision of memorial and additional staff necessary to conduct memorial service at other facility ....................... $350.00

Use of Funeral Establishments
Equipment and staff for Graveside service

Our services include accompaniment of remains to cemetery, supervision of graveside service, staff to attend service and next day service ........................................................................... $350.00


Cemetery Setup (Tent and Chairs) ................................. $200.00 & up


E. Transportation

1.  Transfer of remains to Funeral Home: (Within 50 miles local service radius) ............ $500.00
Additional miles outside local (50 miles service radius - per mile) .................................. $3.00
Trip to local Airport.................................................................................................................................. $400.00


2.  Automotive Equipment:
    A. Hearse ............................................................................................................................................ $300.00

    B.  Sedan ............................................................................................................................................ $375.00

    C. Limousine ..................................................................................................................................... $375.00

    D. Additional Limousine ($90 per hr. after 3 hrs.) ................................................................ $375.00

    E.  Flower Van ................................................................................................................................... $375.00

    F.  Additional miles outside local area (per mile) ............................................................ $3.00

    G.  Escorts (per bike) ............................................................................................................................. $50.00 & up

    H.  Transportation to Wake (1 Limo) ...................................................................................... $300.00


F.  Merchandise

1.  Caskets ................................................................................................................................................................................. from $1,500.00 to $9,995.00
        A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

2.  Outer Burial Container ................................................................................................................................................. from $195.00 to $4,000.00
        A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.  In most areas of the country, state or local law does not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave.  However, many cemeteries require that you have a container so that the grave will not sink in.  Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.


3.  Alternative Containers ................................................................................................................................. $250.00 to $350.00
        A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

4.  Urns ....................................................................................................................................................................... $250.00 to $2,600.00
        A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.

5.  Stationery:
S.W.A.T. Crowning Ceremony .................................................. $900.00
    Bookmarkers ........................................................................................ $3.00 and up
    Acknowledgement Cards (per 25) .................................................. $25.00 and up
    Register Book ......................................................................................... $50.00 and up
    Prayer Cards (per 100)............................................................. $100.00
    Memorial Blankets .................................................................... $150.00
    Minister for Chapel Services ............................................... $75.00
    Bird Release  ............................................................................... $250.00
    Standard Program (first 100) ............................................................ $90.00 and up
    Death Certificate (first copy) ................................................................................................................. $9.00 for first, $ 7.00 for each additional 
    Personalized Panels ................................................................................ $200.00 and up
    Memorial Still Picture DVD .............................................................................................................. $75.00 and $10 each additional copy

6.  Burial Clothing.......................................................................................... $150.00 and up
Casket Spray .................................................................................................. $225.00 and up


G.  Special Services

1.  Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Establishment:  This charge includes the removal of remains, basic services of funeral director and staff.  Embalming and local transportation.  This charge does not include visitation, rites or ceremonies prior to forwarding of the body ..............................$3,100.00
    Shipping Cases for Airline .......................................... $300.00 and Up

2.  Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Establishment:  This charge includes transportation of remains to cemetery or crematory.  Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff.  This charge does not include visitation, rites, or ceremonies ................................. $2,100.00

3.  Immediate Burial:  Our charge of an immediate burial, without any attendant, rites of ceremonies, includes removal and shelter of remains, local transportation to the cemetery, basic services of funeral directors & staff, dressing and casketing remains
        A.  Immediate burial with merchandise provided by purchaser .......................................................................... $2,750.00
        B.  Immediate burial with minimum casket ................................................................................................................. $3,250.00
        C.  Immediate burial with Alternative Container ....................................................................................................... $3,000.00


H.  Direct Cremation

Our charge for a direct cremation without any attendant rites or ceremonies includes removal of remains, local transportation to crematory, crematory changes, and basic services of funeral director and staff.  If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternate container.  Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering.)  The containers we provide are Fiberboard Container and Reinforced Cardboard with Pillow and Mattress.

        Direct Cremation with container provided by consumer ........................................................... $1500.00
        Direct Cremation with minimum casket ............................................................................................ $2,500.00
        Direct Cremation with a fiberboard container ................................................................................ $1,750.00
        Direct Cremation with Reinforced Cardboard with Pillow and Mattress .............................. $1,850.00


Casket Price List

These prices are effective as of March 18, 2017, but thereafter are subject to change without notice.

Classic Gold 48oz Brushed Bronze with velvet interior ......................................... $ 15,000.00
16 Gauge Steel Moonstone with velvet interior ..................................................... $ 4,500.00
18 Gauge Steel Pieta Star Quartz velvet interior ................................................... $ 4,500.00
20 Gauge Steel Pink with Pink crepe interior .......................................................... $ 2,500.00
20 Gauge Steel Black with white interior ................................................................. $ 3,800.00
18 Gauge Steel Pink with Pink crepe interior .......................................................... $ 3,800.00
20 Gauge Steel Pink with white crepe interior ....................................................... $ 3,000.00
20 Gauge Steel Blue with White crepe interior ...................................................... $ 2,000.00
20 Gauge Steel Silver with Gray crepe interior ....................................................... $ 3,800.00
20 Gauge Steel Orchid with white crepe interior ..................................................  $ 2,500.00

Plus Sizes (Colors upon availability)

27” - 20 Gauge Steel with crepe interior …….…...…...........................................…..….. $ 2,800.00 
33” - 20 Gauge Steel with crepe interior …...……...….…...........................................…. $ 3,400.00 
35” - 20 Gauge Steel with crepe interior ……...….……..............................................…. $ 3,800.00 
40” -20 Gauge Steel with crepe interior (blue only) …...….............................………. $ 4,200.00 
45”- 20 Gauge Steel with crepe interior (blue only) …...….............................………. $ 4,600.00 

Alternative Containers

Bayview Hard Board …...….…………..…......................................................................... $ 350.00 
Fiberboard Container …...….…………….…...................................................................... $ 250.00 


Outer Burial Container Price list

These prices are effective as of March 18, 2017, but thereafter are subject to change without notice.

In most areas of the country, state, or local, law does not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so the grave will not sink in. Either a grave liner or a burial will satisfy those requirements.

Wood Box ...................................................................................................................... $195.00
Concrete Grave Liner ..................................................................................................... $1,400.00
Monticello  ......................................................................................................................... $1,800.00
Venetian ............................................................................................................................. $2,200.00
Continental ......................................................................................................................... $ 2,500.00
Cameo Rose ....................................................................................................................... $ 3,500.00
.Stainless Steel Triune ..................................................................................................... $ 4,000.00


Cremains Urns

These prices are effective as of March 18, 2017, but thereafter are subject to change without notice.

Honey Brown ................................................................................................................... $ 250.00
Onyx .................................................................................................................................... $ 300.00
Bronze Chest  ................................................................................................................... $ 500.00
Mason  ................................................................................................................................. $ 600.00 
Liberty Cherry  ................................................................................................................. $ 700.00
Radiance ................................................................................................................................. $ 1,100.00 
Aristocrat Gold  .................................................................................................................... $ 1,800.00


Infant / Youth Casket Price List

Hardwood with Mahogany finish and ivory velvet interior
2'6" - $1,443.00
3'6" - $2,088.00

4'6" - $2,625.00

McCord White Golden Frost Fiberglass - Casket Vault Combination
1'6" - $267.00
1'9" - $303.00
2'0" - $369.00
2'6" - $456.00
3'0" - $546.00

20 Gauge Steel Perfection w/ Protective - Blue/Silver or White/Gold
2'6" - $1,050.00
3'6" - $1,170.00
4'6" - $1,260.00
20 Gauge Steel Perfection wt protective  - Blue / Silver or White/Gold
2'6" - $975.00
3'6" - $1,050.00
4'6" - $1,155.00

State Perfection WT - White Velvet with Reversible Overlay
2' - $1,404.00
2'6" - $890.00
3' - $1,000.00

Octagon Perfection WT. - White Velvet with Reversible Overlay
2' - $339.00
2'6" - $432.00

3' - $510.00
3'6" - $597.00
4'6" - $645.00
5'6" - $741.00

Gingham Full Couch - Blue or Pink
2' - $360.00
2'6" - $432.00
3' - $564.00

Velvet Full Couch - Blue or Pink
2' - $405.00
2'6" - $450.00

3' - $510.00

Flat Top - White Satin Only
1'9" - $150.00
2' - $210.00

2'6" - $264.00
3'6" - $411.00
4'6" - $555.00


Infant / Youth Packages Price List (0-12 Years)

Graveside Service .......................................... $750.00

Chapel Service ................................................ $750.00

Church Service ................................................... $1,050.00

Direct Cremation ........................................... $750.00


Packages - (At Need ONLY)

Professional services includes – Funeral Director and staff, embalming, dressing and casketing, wake or visitation, funeral services at church or chapel, transferring your love one to the funeral home, use of hearse for funeral service. 

  1.  $ 9,000.00 + tax – Professional Service – 16 gauge premium casket: Casket spray, custom register book, two limousine's, 200 two fold color programs, two death certificates, thank you cards and two memorial DVD's.
  2. $ 7,500.00 + tax – Professional Service – 18 gauge casket: Casket spray, custom register book, one limousine, 100 two fold color programs, two death certificates, thank you cards, two memorial DVD's.
  3. $ 6,500.00 + tax – Professional Service – Premium 20 Gauge Casket: Casket spray, custom register book, one limousine, 100 two fold color programs, one death certificate, thank you cards and one memorial DVD.
  4. $ 5,500.00 + tax – Professional Service – 20 Gauge Casket: Casket spray, 100 two fold color programs, register book, thank you cards, limousine, one death certificate and memorial DVD.
  5. $ 4,500.00 + tax – Professional Service – 20 Gauge Casket: Casket spray, register book, thank you cards, limousine, 100 color standard  programs, one death certificate, and  memorial DVD.
    All packages includes – Funeral Director and staff, embalming, dressing and casketing, wake or visitation, funeral services at church or chapel, transferring your love one to the funeral home, use of hearse for funeral service.
  6. $ 3,500.00 + tax - Professional Services, 20 gauge casket, limousine, 100  
  7. Standard color programs, Casket spray, one death certificate, memorial DVD, register book and thank you cards
  8. $ 2,500.00 + tax  - Professional Services – 20 Gauge Casket.
  9. $ 1,995.00 + tax – (Preparation of Remains for other establishment) basic Funeral Director and Staff, embalming, transfer loved one to funeral home, use of hearse for transportation.

(Please note: Taxes will apply to ALL sales)


Headstone Setting Fee

There is an additional charge for Cemetery Setting Fee for depending on the Headstone.


BASES
Base color prices varies ($350.00 and up)

FLOWER VASE
Granite Vase - $250.00 and up
Bronze Vase - $300.00 and up

PICTURES
Porcelain Cameo - $300.00
Color Photo or Black and White Photo

Laser Etching - $200.00 per Photo


Disclaimer of Warranties

Funeral home makes no representations or warranties regarding the headstones listed above.  The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with the headstones are the express written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof.  Funeral home hereby expressly disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, relating to the headstones, including, ut not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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