The Benefits of Advanced Planning
(see our online form below)
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 emotional and 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.
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 the Funeral, the Visitation
and Viewing, 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. And families and grief therapists alike tell us that
its important to have the body present at these gatherings -
burial or cremation can always come afterwards.
Pre-planning your funeral can be very
informal, and as simple as jotting down your preferences and
sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements
in the form of a state approved, preneed contract can be set up
with us and the contract can be structured to help you
qualify for government assistance. Payment plans are available
so that everyone can gain the advantage of funding their
Pre-planning, when done properly, can give
you and your family peace of mind because everyone will know that
your arrangements were given with careful consideration.
By pre-planning your funeral, you can:
- Make all the arrangements during a time at your
convenience...and not leave them to your family during their time
- Make your wishes known - which provides Peace of
Mind for your family;
- Control the cost of your funeral by setting
aside funds to protect your family from price
- Ensure that personal records are organized and
easy for your family to locate;
- Protect your life insurance so that it provides
for those intended and is not used for funeral
- Provide your family financial and emotional
protection in case the need arises before it is expected;
You want to be sure that all of the
details are taken care of so that your family can take comfort in
knowing that your wishes were expressed and realized.
We can help make planning for end-of-life and
funeral services easy.
You can begin the Planning
Process Online (Click Here) and
email it to us; or,
this information can be printed out in a form
for your records.
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had not been working properly prior to today; due to technical
issues, we have not received any information that had been
previously sent; consequently, all information will need to be
resent. We apologize for this inconvenience; thank you for
Or, you can certainly call us
today for your convenience and schedule a no-obligation
consultation on how to ensure that your wishes are met.
Whether you are planning
for yourself or a loved one, our staff will help you with all the