18 Mock Awards That Every Funeral Director Should Hand Out

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If there are two things you can never get enough of while working at a funeral home, they are a sense of humor and recognition. When you have a career which requires you to comfort those suffering from loss, most times without even a thank you, sometimes things can get heavy.

So what do you get when you combine both humor AND recognition? Mock Awards, funeral director style.

The team at the funeralOne headquarters may have had a little too much fun coming up with these, but we hope they’ll make you chuckle… or even inspire you to host your own Mock Awards at your funeral home.

Without further adieu, here are 20 Mock Awards to inspire your next employee gathering…

1. “Iron Chef” Award

 For the funeral professional who makes the best darn funeral potatoes in town.

2. “Embalming Diva” Award

Because if anyone makes embalming look glamorous, it’s you.

3. “Matchbox 20” Award

For the first-responder funeral professional who takes the most calls at 3am, no matter what the situation.

4. “I’m Burnin’ For You” Award

For the the top cremation funeral director in the house!

5. “Back In My Day…” Award

For the traditionalist funeral director who believes if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

6. “Before And After” Award

To the artist who can take any family’s request clothing or makeup request and knock it out of the park.

7. “Baby You’re a Firework” Award

For the one funeral director who forgot to ask about that pacemaker before the cremation…

8.“PinQueen (Or King)” Award

For the funeral director always caught on Pinterest. Just admit it… you’ve got a Pinterest board for your own funeral.

9. “Grim Reaper” Award

To that funeral director who we love, but let’s admit it, you have more grumpy days than good.

10. “Family Feud” Award

For the only funeral director around who can turn around any family arrangement gone wrong into a laugh fest. You’re nothing short of Steve Harvey.

11. “6 Feet Under” Award

If 6 Feet Under were to have a casting call and you auditioned, you wouldn’t even need to read the script.

12. “Text-N-Serve” Award

For the funeral director who is most likely to get caught texting during a service.

13. “One More Thing” Award

For the funeral director whose sales pitch is GREAT, but might be a little, eh hmm, longwinded.

14. “#Hashtag #Award”

We see you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, you social savvy funeral pro. If you could talk in hashtags, you definitely would. #Winning #FuneralPro #Mock #Awards #ImDaBest #FuneralProfession

15. “Most Followed” Award

By ghosts? On Instagram? You decide.

16. “Mr./Mrs. January” Award

Because we’re all secretly hoping you’ll end up on a “world’s best looking funeral director’s” calendar one day.

17. “Tearjerker” Award

No matter how hard you try, you’ll always leave a service or meeting looking like you just cut a bag of onions. You empath, you.

18. “Superman (or Woman)” Award

For the funeral director who takes on the weight of the world, and makes it better.

Did we forget one? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. Juslyn Woods

    I loved everyone of these. You must add humor to this profession. It’s the only way to live.

  2. Krystal Penrose

    Thanks Juslyn! We appreciate your sense of humor 🙂