By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Why you should plan your own funeral. Have a say in your final farewell!

Most of us don’t want to think about death, much less our own funeral. But planning ahead is a smart choice.

When you prearrange your funeral, you gain peace of mind and make things easier for the people you love down the road. 

tim st logo190Think about it: We all plan ahead for the important events in our life—from college, weddings and vacations to birthdays, anniversary parties and retirement.  You wouldn’t have someone else plan these special occasions for you. So why would you have someone else plan your final goodbye?

Preplanning is your opportunity to spell out your wishes and ensure your final send-off reflects your unique personality. When you put your funeral wishes in writing, not only will you have a say in your final farewell—you’ll also save your family a ton of stress and heartache later. 

Planning ahead offers countless advantages, including: 

•It allows you and your family to make decisions together.

•It ensures your family isn’t left to guess about what you wanted.

•It removes financial burden from your loved ones.

•It guarantees you’ll get the final tribute you want.

Consider for a moment what might happen if you don’t make pre-arrangements: Your family may struggle to figure out what you wanted. They may argue about your wishes, causing them more anxiety during an already painful time. Don’t put your loved ones in this difficult position. By deciding on the details of 

your funeral now, you’ll relieve your family from this burden later. 

Plus, you’ll take comfort knowing that your wishes will be followed down to the smallest detail. This is your chance to personalize your funeral and ensure it echoes your unique style and the life you lived. Do you want to be cremated or buried? Do you want a large, fancy funeral or an intimate gathering of your closest family and friends? Should they play Beethoven or the Beatles at the visitation? At the reception, will they serve champagne and caviar or barbecue and beer? This is your chance to spell out all of those details. 

Finally, pre-planning relieves you and your family from future financial responsibility. That’s because if you choose to pre-pay for services, you’ll lock into today’s prices and protect your loved ones from financial strain when the time comes. 

Planning your final farewell may seem like a daunting task; but the preplanning experts at Tim Stewart Funeral Home can walk you through the process every step of the way. We’ll help you create the perfect final farewell that fits your unique needs and budget. 

To learn more about our preplanning services or to schedule a free consultation, contact Tim Stewart Funeral Homes & Crematory at (770) 962-3100.