If you would like to remove the burden of decision-making from your family
in the case of your passing or have your funeral services carried out
in a specific manner, then you can benefit from
funeral pre-planning. Read on to learn what factors you should consider during this process.
As part of the funeral pre-planning process, you will need to select the
locations for various aspects of the ceremony. Decide where you would
like your funeral or memorial service to be held, along with the cemetery
where you would prefer to be buried. Additionally, select a burial plot
for your casket or decide what you would like to have done with your cremated
remains, if you plan to elect for cremation rather than burial.
While they may seem insignificant right now, many small decisions need
to be made during the funeral planning process, so settling these in advance
as soon as possible is ideal. Some things for you to consider include
the casket or urn type you would like, if you would prefer a sectional
crypt or vault, or the type and location of your cremation niche. Also,
think about whether you would like a non-denominational, religious, fraternal,
or military funeral service. Finally, determine what type of music, flowers,
or readings you would like included in the ceremony.
Delegating responsibilities and outlining what should be done following
your passing are also important steps in the funeral pre-planning process.
Provide your executor with a copy of your will and choose a representative
who will have power of attorney and be provided with a list of any important
information regarding things like safety deposit boxes, investments, and
bank accounts. Finally, make a living will and a durable power of attorney
for health care.
If you need to pre-plan a funeral in Oakland, then please give
Chapel of the Chimes Oakland a call today at (510) 654-0123. We offer this and other services along
with a collection of helpful funeral planning resources.