If you are thinking about planning your own final services, it’s understandable that you want to put things off as long as you can. But the truth is, you never know what is going to happen and when and it’s a nice final gift to your family to have things ready and in place. If you are considering cremation in Surprise, AZ, use this guide to help you plan things out.  

Understanding Cremation 

Before you decide to go with cremation for sure, you should understand that it is a final disposition method. In that, it cannot be reversed. Once you are cremated, that’s that. If you are certain that’s what you want, great, you can move forward with the plan. If you are unsure, keep thinking about it until you know one way or another.  

Figuring Out The Services

If you’ve already decided you want to be cremated and you’re sure about the option, you then have to think about the services around your cremation. Perhaps your family likes traditional funerals. You can have that for yourself and then move forwards with cremation after the fact. Or, you can be cremated more directly soon after you pass on and have a memorial service after that at any time. The options are really limitless as to what you can do around cremation. If you want to plan in advance, you’ll want to think about those options with care.  

How Much You Will Plan 

You can also think about just how much of your final services you will plan ahead of time. Perhaps you want cremation and that’s all you know. You can leave the memorial service up to your family to plan later. Some people like that option because then family can plan what they need in order to say goodbye and get closure. However, you can also plan absolutely everything out in advance, from the music to the type of service and beyond. That’s a nice option as well because you get exactly what you want and you don’t have to worry your family about any plans they might have to make on their own.  

When you are looking into cremation in Surprise, AZ, it’s best to take your time with the important issues and topics. If you are planning your services in advance, you have time on your side. Contact the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel by calling (623) 932-1780 with your questions. You can even visit us in person at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338 and we can go over the options in person. Then, you can take that information home with you, think it over, and figure out what you really want for your final services. You can even include your family in the discussion if you want their opinion on the matter. Once you’re all ready, you can move forward with the final plans. We’ll keep a copy for you and let you have a copy as well so you can give it to the people who need to have it for the future. 

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