Pre-Planning Guidance

Pre-planning your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. If you're ready to get started, you can start the process online today.

Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.

It’s All About Taking Control

Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:

  • Is easy. There’s no health questionnaire or physical exam required. Absolutely everyone can make a pre-plan, and there is no waiting for return documents. The plan is completed, and put on file in our office.
  • Lets your family clearly know your wishes.
  • Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.
  • Can protect your family from inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.

What Can I Arrange?

Choose the type of service you would like including the burial you prefer and make those arrangements. You can designate:

  • Cemetery lot location
  • Type of service: religious, military, non-denominational, or fraternal
  • Pallbearers, music, flowers, scripture or other readings
  • Charity to receive donations in lieu of flowers, if donations are preferred
  • Select the speakers and the eulogies that you would want to represent you
  • Decide what organizations or church will benefit from memorial donations in your name
  • And much more...

Does Pre-Planning Require Pre-Payment?

The simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.

Or, you can protect yourself and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for.

Ready to Get Started?

Begin the process online or Contact us to request a personal appointment with a Grace Mortuary pre-planning advisor. Record your personal information to be kept on file at Grace Mortuary. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us by calling (323) 752-2028.

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