Death is never easy, that’s why the staff at our funeral homes will go out of their way to help you during the hardest of times. Based on our professional experience, financial insecurity adds to the frustration that is typical in case of a funeral. To ease your burden, we have put together a set of simple steps that will help you organize the entire process. Although it’s not a pleasant thought, setting up a funeral payment plan will prove its utility in the future.
Step 1: Get the death certificate and a few other documents ready. You will need them to organize the burial process.
Step 2: Buy the burial plot and make the funeral arrangements with the cemetery.
Step 3: Choose the casket or cremation package, flowers and decorations for the memorial.
Step 4: Set up a memorial service for the deceased. This includes whether it will be held in church or at home. Also, decide how many people will be invited to attend the memorial service.
Step 5: Plan what you want your loved ones to say at the funeral service. Setting up a sequence of speeches or limiting the time per speaker will prevent tiresome services.
A funeral will usually involve costs for the funeral home, the service, either burial or cremation, and estate planning. These costs vary widely based on the type of arrangements you make, but even the most basic funeral will cost about $7,000 on average.
If you don’t have enough money on hand to arrange a funeral, you can get loans from banks, credit unions, and other loan companies. Interest rates will depend on the amount borrowed, the terms, and the lender. A good credit rating or repaying the loan on time may reduce the cost of a loan.
You can have confidence in our compassionate, professional staff. We are here to help you every step of the way with planning and arranging a memorable tribute.