The Benefits of Preplanning A Cremation

Posted on April 1, 2019 by Cameron Naugle under Cremation
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While it’s not fun to think about your own passing, it’s very important to plan for your death. This is especially true when it comes to your cremation in Orange Park, FL. Preplanning your cremation comes with a lot of benefits that greatly outweigh the discomfort of thinking about your own death.

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Preplanning for your cremation can help both you and your loved ones in many different ways. The benefits of preplanning a cremation include:

  • Easing Your Family’s Burden: Let your family know exactly what you want for your cremation so they don’t have to guess what to do after you’re gone, or spend time making painful decisions when they should be grieving with loved ones.
  • Making Sure Your Wishes Are Met: Make sure you get the exact cremation and memorial service you want by taking care of the details and clearly laying them out for your friends and family. This way they won’t be able to argue or disagree.
  • Creating a Meaningful Service: Memorial services are an important part of the grieving process, but your loved ones might miss out on the important benefits if they are too busy planning the event. Preplan so they don’t have to.
  • Maintaining Self-Reliance: Taking charge of your memorial services and cremation allows you to maintain control and independence when you might otherwise lose them. This is good for your mental health at the end of your life and gives you more self-reliance.
  • Financial Responsibility: You can plan for how to cover the cremation costs in advance to make it easier for your family’s bank accounts and stress levels. Look into cremation insurance or funeral trusts to help ensure financial ease for your cremation and service. However, you should not prepay for a cremation.

There are a lot of details that go into a cremation, but it’s easy to take care of the majority of them in advance. Some of the choices you can make ahead of time for your cremation include:

  • Choose what to do with your remains, from burial and scattering to more non-traditional methods of body disposal like a biodegradable urn or water internment.
  • Pick out your memorial theme, like military, religious, or non-traditional.
  • Decide between a funeral home or crematory for your cremation and service.
  • Detail memorial or funeral specifications like preferred music, desired readings, special decorations, and video displays.
  • Choose your final resting place. There are a ton of options, but the main ones include a family plot or mausoleum, columbarium, or cremation urn.

If you want to learn more about why it’s important to preplan your cremation, how to preplan a cremation, or about Orange Park, FL cremations in general, Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services can help. We have years of industry experience that we would love to put at your disposal. Please visit us at 808 Margaret St Jacksonville, FL 32204, or give us a call at (904) 683-9288 for more information about what we can do for you.

Cameron Naugle

Paul (Cameron) Naugle, Jr., a fourth generation funeral director was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Wolfson High School and then went on to graduate from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in Atlanta, Georgia where he was part of the National Mortuary Honor Society (Phi Sigma Eta). He then graduated from The University of North Florida with a degree in Business Administration. He is a licensed funeral director as well as a licensed embalmer. He took over the position of President and CEO of Naugle Funeral Home and Cremation Services in 2012, following in his father’s, grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s footsteps. Cameron is married to Katherine Schnauss Naugle, an estate planning, probate and elder law attorney in Jacksonville and has two amazing children. He enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys his hobby of restoring and showing his antique cars. Cameron is a member of the Southside Businessmen’s Club of Jacksonville, as well as a member of the Florida Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association (FCCFA).

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