Funerals can be a complicated process and organizing it at the last moment during your time of grief can be distressing. That’s one of the reasons why we at The Jerry Spears Company, recommend pre-planning it. This has a number of advantages, including the ones mentioned below: 1. Comfort For Your Family
The death of a loved one is never easy to handle. Most family members are in a state of heightened distress and it’s easy to become agitated or angry during the planning process. By pre-planning a funeral, you allow family members to grieve without having to deal with practicalities. They can simply call a funeral director to inform them of the death before focusing on healing. 2. Cost Savings
Booking a funeral in advance allows you to fix the cost of it according to current rates. Funeral costs rise over time so if it is $2,000 today, it might cost $3,000 a few years down the line. Pre-planning and booking one now saves money and ensures your family doesn’t have to dip into their savings to arrange for a funeral. 3. Your Personal Wishes
Pre-planning a funeral means you can ensure the funeral is carried out according to your personal wishes. For example, if you choose cremation, the funeral director will ensure that instruction is followed even if some family members object to it. Most family members will adhere to your wishes but pre-planning provides additional assurance at no extra cost.
Pre planning is easy and quick as you only need to fill out a small form before discussing your options with a funeral director. Most funeral houses don’t even require a personal meeting so you can arrange everything through phone.
If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.