Most people hesitate to consider the possibility of death and don’t want to prepare for it. That’s especially true for people in good health with no terminal illnesses. Many underestimate the benefits of pre-planning their funeral and consider it a waste of time and effort. Here are some reasons why you should consider pre-planning right now, regardless of your state of health:
1. Lightens the burden on the family
Arranging a funeral service is one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with a loved one’s passing. Family members are forced to suppress their grief and pain in order to focus on the preparations, which can intrude on their time of grieving and cause them additional stress. When you pre-plan, all arrangements have already been made so all the family has to do is inform the funeral director of the recent demise. The director will handle everything else according to the plan.
2. Your wishes
This gives you control and ensures the funeral happens according to your wishes. For example, if you want a non-religious memorial service and a cremation, the funeral director will adhere to them, regardless of the family’s wishes and differences in opinion. Similarly, if you desire a religious ceremony and a burial, the funeral director will adhere to those instructions as well.
3. Financial burden
A funeral can be an unexpected and heavy financial burden on the family. By pre-planning the funeral, you lighten this burden and pay for the ceremony in advance. The cost of the funeral will appreciate over time so paying in advance also helps you and your family save some money.
If you want to know more about funeral services and pre-planning, don’t hesitate to contact The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.