Why Preplan

Making funeral arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all your options and truly plan a service that’s unique to you. If you’re still on the fence, below are a few more reasons why preplanning is a good option.



What is Funeral Prearrangement?

Funeral prearrangement is planning and preparing in advance for the one inevitable thing in life. As the saying goes, there are two things that are certain in life...death and taxes. Though some people have found ways to avoid their taxes, it goes without saying that we have not, as yet, found a way to avoid death.

We know, too, that one of the most difficult times our families will ever face is the death of a loved one. Doesn't it make sense to prepare as much as possible in advance so that we make this an easier time for them?

What are the Benefits of Prearrangement?

Planning out funeral details in advance with the assistance of a professional is a completely free service we offer our community members. Many consumer groups highly recommend advance funeral planning because you are able to:

  • Plan together as a family, rather than alone (after the death)
  • Spare your loved one the stress of having to make difficult decisions
  • Ensure your wishes are welldocumented and carried out
  • Help control costs and reduce emotional overspending
  • Personalize your plan to reflect your unique personality

What are the Advantages of Prepaying?

You may also want to seriously consider prefunding for your funeral arrangements ahead of time. This alleviates financial burdens and stress from your family at the time of death. most families do not have the means to come up with $7,000 to $10,000 in a short amount of time following a death, and funeral services will not usually move forward until payment is made. Taking care of your funeral funding in advance allows you to:

  • Take the time now to make wise financial decisions for the future
  • Make your decisions from of emotional stress and pressure
  • Find a comfortable payment plan that fits your needs and budget
  • Benefit from the convenience of funeral insurance (for qualifying individuals)
  • Enjoy portability for your plan should you relocate
  • Have peace of mind and no regrets






Visit prepaidfunerals.texas.gov for information relating to the purchase of preneed funeral contracts including descriptions of the trust and insurance funding options available under state law.

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Phone: (972) 288-4663
12649 Lake June Road, Mesquite, TX

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