Why is Pre-need Funeral Planning Important?
No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one's mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance of your death.
By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief-a time when people aren't thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.
The Pre-Planning Process
It's easy to say, "Don't make a fuss. I don't want a ceremony. Just bury me and be done with it."
But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isn't for the deceased, but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another.
Steps to Pre-planning
Pre-planning your funeral can be very informal, and as simple as following our pre-planning checklist and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with a funeral director and pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.
Pre-planning, when done properly, can give you peace of mind becaused you know that your arrangements are ready and pre-funded. Meet with your funeral director to discuss pre-planning.
By pre-planning your funeral, you can:
Types of Funeral Services
The Traditional Full-Service Funeral
This type of funeral, often referred to by funeral providers as a traditional funeral, usually includes a viewing or visitation and formal funeral service, use of a hearse to transport your loved one to the service location and cemetery, burial, entombment, or cremation of the remains. In addition, we will work with your clergy or place of worship to make the services as easy as possible. Some times it might be easier or neccesary to use one of our facilities, for visitation and service. Our facilities are designed to with the family in mind; spacious off street parking, air conditioned chapels, viewing rooms, family rooms and offer live video streaming for relatives and friend who aren't able to attend the service(s).
Direct Burial is the type of service were your loved one is transfered to our facility, after all the neccessary authorizations and permits are obtained, we contact the cemetery of your choice to arrange for burial. You have the choice of having a graveside service or a private burial.
Direct Cremation is the type of service were your loved one is transferred to our facility, the proper authorization and permits are obtained, then your loved one would be transferred,
to our on-site state of the crematorium. The whole process is overseen by a licensed funeral director. Your loved one's cremains would be returned to you in a temporary urn or the urn of your choice.
One copy of the Death Certificate is included with this service.
Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral
Prearranging a funeral:
Pre-funding a funeral: