Walker Funeral Home, Helping you through the life cycle since 1976
There's a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you're covering all of the necessary details. The following checklist will help you to make sure you have thought of everything when you begin creating your personalized plan.
Information you will need to assemble:
This includes your father's name, your mothers name, your level of education, and your social security number.
This includes fraternal, service, or union membership. long with any special recognitions' you might have.
If you are a veteran, you will need to include:
Date of enlistment
Date of discharge
Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
Ways in which you can plan ahead:
Gather personal information for your obituary
Choose a charity to direct donations to, if desired
Choose a funeral home
Make note of any special instructions you desire for your service and final disposition
Choose burial or cremation
Select a casket or cremation container
Choose the location and type of service
Decide whether you would like to have a viewing or visitation
Select which photographs and memorabilia you would like displayed
Consider any customs, traditions, or religious rites that are important to you and your family
Choose the clothing you would like to be dressed in
Select music and hymns, if desired
Select a style for your stationary and memorial register book
Brainstorm any additional way's you would like to personalize the services or pay tribute to your accomplishments, hobbies, personality, and life story
Choose a clergy member or officiator to preside over the service
Select any musicians whose talents you would like to employ
Choose friends or family members to perform the eulogy, read scriptures, or prepare a speech
Choose a cemetery
Select a burial or cremation plot, or a mausoleum, if appropriate
Decide between above - and below - ground burial
Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription
Remember that there is no need to make all of these decisions right away, and that the purpose of pre-planning is to allow yourself to take the time you need when considering your options and making the choices that are right for you. For personalized assistance in creating your plan, consult one of our funeral directors by contacting us at (440) 466-1108 to schedule a one-on-one meeting.