Learn about Pre-planning


PrePlan is a funeral trust pre-funding program, backed by the New York State Funeral Directors Association that is the nationally-recognized leader in managing prepaid funeral and burial accounts. It currently administers over 60,000 of these consumer trust accounts for more than 500 funeral homes in New York State that offer its services to consumers. The trust fund program is professionally managed by a first-rate team of funeral directors and knowledgeable staff, with the advice and counsel of the best investment advisors in the country.

PREPLAN Keeps Your Funds Safe and Secure

We take very seriously our obligation and duty to carefully manage each consumer’s pre-paid funeral trust account using every tool at our disposal to your advantage. With pre-paid funeral/burial accounts totaling over $600 million, we at PREPLAN are able to place your specially-designated funeral funds in the SAFEST MOST SECURE INVESTMENTS- like no one else can do.

These funds are placed in FDIC- insured certificates of Deposits (CDs) which provide you, as a consumer, with the combined financial benefit of safe, no risk investments that give you a maximum rate of interest. In addition, each account is fully insured up to $100,000. Our rock-solid investment principles first and foremost protect the security of consumers’ funeral trust funds. Our investments are diversified, and we will only do business with the highest-rated banking institutions.

Once your pre-paid funeral account is opened with our funeral home, PREPLAN’S professional staff immediately goes to work, sending you a personalized confirmation that your funds have been received and deposited. You will also receive from PREPLAN helpful and informative year-end tax statements and an annual statement detailing your account’s activity for the entire year. All of these services are yours for just a minimal fee that is automatically charged to your account.


All you need to do is contact us to open up an account, we can also pre-arrange your funeral and burial at the same time. After paying for your selections with a check payable to PREPLAN, we will then provide you with an itemized list of your selections, as well as a copy of your new pre-paid trust agreement.

Finally we will promptly send a copy of your agreement, along with your check, to PREPLAN for immediate deposit in your newly-established account.

List of Services

Sealy Cuyler provides the following services:

  • Funeral Arrangement
  • Prearrangement Planning
  • Caskets
  • Vaults
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Cremations Urns and Keepsakes
  • Grief Counseling
  • Graveside Services
  • Shipping throughout the U.S. and Worldwide
  • On-Site Parking

Memorial Page

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Upcoming Services

Carol V. DeCosta

April 14, 2018

Funeral services In Loving Memory of Carol V. DeCosta  will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 (8:30 a.m.) @ the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave. (corner of St. James Place) Brooklyn, New York 11238.

In lieu of flowers the family requ…

Dorothy A. Johnson

April 14, 2018

Visitation (9:00-9:30 a.m.)  & Funeral Service(9:30 a.m.) Saturday April 14, 2018 at  Bethany Baptist Church,  460 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY. 11216 (Between Halsey &  Macon Streets.) Interment to follow at  Pinelawn Memorial …

Ricardo Layne

April 11, 2018

Family to meet and greet (6:00-7:00 p.m.) and memorial service (7:00 p.m.) for Ricarda Layne will be held at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home,LLC on Wednesday April 11, 2018.

Condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the “guestbook” at this s…

Denise Cummings

March 26, 2018

The Visitation (8:30-9:30 a.m.) and Funeral Service (9:30 a.m.) for Denise Cummings will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, 1084 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY .  Interment to follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, …

Alberta Jones Howson

March 16, 2018

On Friday, March 16, 2018 the Visitation (2- 3:00 p.m.) followed by the Funeral Service (3:00 p.m.) of Sister Alberta Jones Howson will be held at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC….

Eunice M. Canady

March 17, 2018

Their will be a memorial service (10:00 a.m.) for Sister Eunice M. Canady (Mother of Sister Terri Canaday) on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238.


Arthur M. Ford, Jr.

March 15, 2018

The Visitation (5:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.) and Celebration of the Life (7:00p.m)for Arthur M. Ford, Jr.  will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, 1084 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Interment  will be Monday, Marc…

William Utley Massey

February 27, 2018

The Visitation (10-11:00 a.m.) and Funeral Service (11:00 a.m.) for William Utley Massey will be held Tuesday,  February 27, 2018 at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC. , 1084 Pacific Street (Between Franklin & Classon Aves.), Brooklyn, NY 11238….

Arthur L. Yates

February 26, 2018

The Family will meet and greet from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m, followed by a Memorial Service (6:00 p.m.)at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, 1084 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Condolences may be sent by clicking on to “Guestbook” at this site….

Ann Rowe

February 18, 2018

The Visitation (2-3:00 p.m.) and Funeral Service (3:00 p.m.) for  Ann Rowe will be held  Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC. Interment, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. The family will l…

Camille Ann Arthur

February 3, 2018

Visitation, Saturday, February 3, 2018 (9-9:45 a.m.) and Mass of the Resurrection(10:00 a.m.) at St. George’s Episcopal/Anglican  Church, 800 Marcy Ave. Brooklyn,NY 11216;
Interment: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, St. Augustine’s Church Cemetery, Buxto…

Benaiah Forde-Johnson

February 1, 2018

On Thursday, February 1, 2018 the Viewing (10:00 -11:00 a.m.) &  Funeral Service (11:00 a.m.) for  Benaiah Forde-Johnson will be held  at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home LLC. 1084 Pacific Street, 11238. (Between Franklin and Classon Avenues). Inur…

Annie L. McPherson

February 2, 2018

The Visitation (4:00-6:00 p.m.) and Funeral service (6:00 p.m.) for Annie L. McPherson will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC. Private Inurnment, Saturday, February 3, 2018  Greenwood Crematory, Brooklyn, N…


Charles W. Powell

January 18, 2018

The Visitation(5:00-7:00 p.m) and funeral service (7:00 p.m.) for Charles W. Powell will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, 1084 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY (Between Classon and Franklin Aves. ) Buiral will be …

Marjorie A. Moore

January 2, 2018

The Visitation (5:00-6:00 p.m.) and Funeral Service (6:00 p.m.) for Sister Marjorie A. Moore will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave.  (Corner of St. James Place) Brooklyn, NY.11238. Burial  Wednesday,…

Jeffrey Newton

December 29, 2017

The family to meet and greet from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC.

Condolences may be sent to the family at this website by clicking the “guestbook”….

Remealdia Lilley-Lynch

December 27, 2017

The Visitation (9:30-11:00 a.m.) and Funeral Service (11:00 a.m.) for Sister Remealdia Lilley-Lynch will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, 450 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY , corner of Rogers Avenue…

Syble Inatha DeShong

December 16, 2017

The visitation (9:00-9:45 a.m) and Funeral Mass (10:00 a.m.) for Syble Iantha DeShong be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Queen of All Saints, 300 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Interment to follow at The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

Vera Delores Ridley (Dickerson)

December 16, 2017

There will be a graveside service for Vera Ridley, (Beloved of  NYS Attorney Diane Gatewood),Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. Peters Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Condolences may be sent to the family at this site by clicking on the “guestboo…

Marcia Y. Straker-Yee

December 9, 2017

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Visitation(9-10:30 a.m.) and Home Going Celebration (10:30 a.m.) for Marcia Y. Straker-Yee will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 (corner of St. James Place.). Inurnment t…

Thelma A. Lockhart

December 3, 2017

Viewing  (3-5:00 p.m.) and the  Funeral Service (5:00 p.m.) for Sister Thelma Lockhart will be held  Sunday December 3, 2017, at Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church,  449 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Interment Monday, December 4, 2017, Ro…

Cecelia M. Jackson

November 1, 2017

The Visitation (5-7:00 p.m.) and Funeral Service (7:00 p.m.) of Cecelia M. Jackson, beloved mother of Kalena Clark, Director of EBC’s Daycare Center will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Repast to follow service a…

Thomas William Lewis Sr. a.k.a. Mack

October 14, 2017

Memorial Service  for Brother Thomas William Lewis, Sr. a.k.a. “Mack”, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, 1084 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY. 11238.

Condolences may be sent to the family at this site by cl…

Charles Leroy Moore, Jr.

October 13, 2017

The Visitation (4:00-6:00p.m.) and Funeral Service (6:00 p.m.) for Charles Leroy Moore, Jr  will be held on  Friday, October 13, 2017, at  Westminster  Bethany UP Church, 644 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233.  Interment will be the next mo…

Cornelius Lance Hawkins, a.k.a. The

October 16, 2017

On  Monday, October 16, 2017, the Visitation (8:45 -9:30 a.m.) , Wake Service (9:30-11:00) and  Funeral Service (11:00 a.m.) for Cornelius Lance Hawkins, a.k.a. Connie Hawkins, a.k.a. The ” Hawk” will be held  at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafay…