Are you suddenly dealing with an unexpected death in your family? You just knew your Aunt Betsy had made pre-arranged funeral preparations; after all, she had always planned for every other life changing event. Remember all the baby showers, weddings, and the Fourth of July family reunions that she so carefully and meticulously thought-out and pieced together at a moment’s notice? Aunt Betsy had always been such a gracious hostess. You stop for a second and reflect - certainly she would have made funeral plans - well didn’t she?
After sorting through her affairs, you now realize your beloved Aunt Betsy had never made any kind of arrangements for her own funeral; but knowing how Aunt Betsy had always put others before herself, she probably never thought she would pass away at such a young age. Besides, there was always someone else in the family that handled notifying all the relatives, planning the funeral, writing the obituary, and putting together a heartwarming reception. Including all those other details that are so minute, yet memorable. Now as you are given the responsibility of planning this delicate matter. You ponder for a minute – Where do I start?
Planning a funeral for an unexpected death of a loved one can be emotionally and physically taxing; there are so many decisions that need to be made in such a short period of time. Unfortunately, the scenario above is a common occurrence. At Family-Funeral & Cremation we want to help those who have never had to handle funeral arrangements. Our mission is to communicate and aid those who are faced with this untimely responsibility. To help those in need, we will be offering a series of helpful steps to guide you through these troubling times.
In the meantime, should you have questions or immediate needs please call and ask for one of our family service counselors (850) 466-5440.