Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral
By Michael D Johnson, Sr.
Using this simple process, you can create a plan while
you are still alive; you can accomplish ten important
goals that will bring you peace of mind that you have
completed your life on your terms.
No one is in a better position than you are, while you
are alive, to gather the information, documents, and
background material that will be needed when you die.
It is the only way to see that your preferences and
values in life are reflected in the final event for
which you will be remembered.
It removes the risk that members of your family might
have different views on this event. It is an affirmative
statement by you that, coupled with your legal will,
ensures that your wishes will be respected by the law
and by those you love.
It ensures that the emotional impact of your death will
not cloud the financial considerations involved in the
purchase of goods and services at the time of your
It leaves a clear message concerning the manner, degree,
and type of commemorative service that you desire:
religious, secular, or no service at all.
It allows you to choose the people involved in your
funeral. This could include the person with the prime
responsibility for carrying out your wishes - your
executor or another person you so designate - anyone
else you might want to participate as a master of
ceremonies or pallbearer.
It clearly defines your choices in the major areas of
Burial or cremation: plot, buried or scattered ashes,
urn, monument, etc.
Direct disposition or religious or secular disposition
Casket or burial or cremation container
Open or closed casket
Funeral Memorial Program
It outlines your Views on the memorial service on such
donations to charities in lieu of flowers, and
It allows you to shop for the goods and services, before
they are required. You can make cost comparisons on all
aspects of the funeral and show the financial
implications of one choice versus another.
It gives you the satisfaction of knowing that "you did
it your way" and didn't leave the arrangements for
others. Preplanning your funeral is the business of
conducting your affairs so that your loved ones have
less to deal with after your death. It is cost-efficient
and can be conducted in a relaxed atmosphere so you have
the time to consider all options. I believe it is simply
essential to the wellbeing of those you love.
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