If you’re like most people, you don’t really like to sit around talking about your death or about what sort of funeral or cremation service you want for a final send-off. It’s only human to want to postpone these sorts of matters, but it really is a good idea to arrange your body disposition with an Oak Hill, WV funeral home & cremation company sooner rather than later.
Here are just a handful of the reasons why you should consider planning your funeral or cremation service.
Spare Loved Ones
Perhaps the number one reason in favor of planning is that you’ll spare your loved ones the task of doing so after you’ve passed away. You’ve likely experienced death in the family at some point, so it won’t come as a surprise to you that the immediate aftermath of a passing is filled with grief, sadness and other emotions. In an ideal scenario, family members mourning the death of one of their own would not have to shoulder the responsibility of planning and paying for the funeral or cremation service. But that’s exactly what your family will have to do if you don’t plan ahead. When you take the initiative and organize your cremation or funeral service, you’ll spare them the responsibility. You’ll also rest well at night knowing that you’ve done all you can to take care of your loved ones even up to the very end. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to ensure that your loved ones know that you’ve made body disposition arrangements and where to find the documents so that they can carry out your wishes.
Call the Shots
Making arrangements for a cremation or funeral service is a perfect way to call the shots on how you want your final send-off to go. If you can relate to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” jazz song, then you’ll likely derive pleasure from doing things the way you want to. You can plan the program, decide who the pallbearers will be, choose the musicians, determine the theme and other things. You’ll essentially be in the driver’s seat at an event commemorating your life.
One of the problems that can materialize when family members plan a body disposition for a deceased loved one is that they can get caught up with emotional spending. In other words, they may find themselves spending more than necessary at a time when they’re most vulnerable. If you take it upon yourself to do the planning, however, you will be able to keep costs in check.
Are you interested in possibly planning ahead? Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium is the only Oak Hill, WV funeral home & cremation company that you need to reach out to. We are specialists at helping grieving families to plan the final send-off of their deceased loved ones. We also help people who want to plan their own final disposition. Call us at (304) 342-8135 or visit us at 1118 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25301 for a free consultation. We have deep roots in the West Virginia area, and we’re committed to providing the best in customer service.