We plan trips, plan our finances, plan for holidays and plan what’s for dinner, but when it comes to life’s big decisions, it can be easy to “put it off.”
At Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, we meet with people every day who are planning a special service to honor their loved one who has passed.
We also meet with individuals, couples and families who choose to pre-plan so that on the occasion of their death, when emotions are high, they are not burdened with making decisions such as what casket to purchase, what songs to play and where to be buried. A person does not have to already know the answers to questions like these in order to come in and pre-plan.
We offer “short form” planning guides that assist in the process of pre-arranging.
By pre-planning your own funeral, you are able to make your wishes known. You also can involve your family in making arrangements for your memorialization and relieve you and your loved ones of future financial responsibility.
Generally, funeral plans consist of a two-step process: making the funeral arrangements and funding the cost of the pre-arranged funeral. Selections fall into two categories: the services of a funeral professional and funeral merchandise.
Funeral services include professional services of a funeral director and staff, transportation services, embalming and other preparation, facilities for visitation, funeral ceremony, funeral vehicles, pastoral services, music and grave opening and closing.
Funeral merchandise includes casket, urn or both; an outer burial container; flowers; acknowledgment cards and transfer containers.
Our funeral planning professionals can assist you with your selections and provide a complete explanation of selections and costs.
We’ll help you to put your decisions in writing so there’s no doubt about your expressed wishes in a way that’s simple to understand and not overwhelming. Your loved ones will not be left asking “Did we do the right thing?,” “Did we spend too much …. or too little?,” “Is this what he or she would have wanted?,” and “Did we forget anything?”
Instead, pre-planning offers peace of mind and alleviates financial burden in the future.
Call us today so that we may help you with this important decision.