COVID-19 Assistance

As of April 12, 2021, FEMA will provide assistance towards funeral expenses of those who die as a result of the COVID-19 Virus.  It is our understanding that currently FEMA is authorized to pay/reimburse up to $9,000 per decendent, but the limit may be higher for certain situations.  All wishing to apply must do so over the telephone.  The phone number to call is listed below.  There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met, but there is currently no deadline for applications.

Eligibility Requirements (abbreviated list)

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien
  2. FEMA must be able to verify the applicant's identity
  3. Funeral expenses must be incurred by the applicant after January 20, 2020.
  4. Funeral expenses must not be covered by other sources (i.e. funeral insurance or financial assistance from voluntary agencies)
  5. A medical certifier must indicate that COVID-19 played a role in the decedent's death on the death certificate
  6. The death must have occurred in the United States.

For full elgibility requirements, please review the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assitance Policy in its entirety (FEMACovid-19Policy.pdf), visit the COVID-19 page on FEMA's website or view the FEMA video below:



If you believe you are eligible to apply for assistance and would like assistance with this process, please call our office at (252) 752-2101.


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Wilkerson Funeral Home - Vanceboro
Phone: (252) 244-0770
608 Farm Life Avenue, Vanceboro, NC 28586

Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville
Phone: (252) 752-2101
2100 East Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Pinewood Memorial Park
Phone: (252) 752-9220
4150 East Tenth Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Farmer Funeral Service
Phone: (252) 746-3510
109 Second Street, Ayden, NC 28513

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Phone: (252) 752-2103
113-C West Firetower Road, Winterville, NC 28590

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