Pre-Planning FAQs

Everything you need to know and want to ask about pre-planning.

Pre-planning your own funeral arrangements can seem difficult. We are here to answer any questions you might have about the pre-planning process so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

What is Funeral Pre-Planning?

When you pre-plan your funeral arrangements, you decide everything ahead of time, from the general decisions like cremation or burial, to more detailed decisions, like what music you’d like played at your service. Pre-planning saves your family from the emotional and financial burden of planning your funeral. It is a wonderful gift to yourself, and those you love.

When Is The Best Time To Pre-Plan?

It’s never too early or too late to pre-plan funeral arrangements. No matter where you are in life, pre-planning is an important decision that’s best made sooner rather than later. It’s impossible to know what the future holds, so no matter when you decide to do it, it will bring you and your family comfort and peace of mind.

What Are Some Decisions I Will Need To Make?

Your pre-plans can be as detailed as you want them to be. Here are some things to consider:

  • Do you want to be buried or cremated?
  • If buried, do you know where? Have you purchased a plot?
  • If cremated, do you want your ashes to be buried, or scattered?
  • Do you want a viewing? Is a religious ceremony like a rosary important to you?
  • Would you prefer a traditional funeral, or something more informal?
  • Do you know who you would like to deliver your eulogy?
  • How would you like your funeral to be personalized? With your favorite music? Are there objects of yours that you’d like to be present?

Miller-Jones can help you go over all your options, and guide you through the pre-planning process.

Can Anyone Change My Pre-Plans After I’m Gone?

No. Once you have signed your pre-plan arrangements, only you can make changes to it. If you prepay, there is nothing your family will have to do except notify the funeral home once you pass.

What Else Should I Consider When Pre-Planning a Funeral Service?

While it’s not necessary, you might consider including your closest family or friends in your pre-planning process. It’s important to remember that while your funeral should reflect who you are as a person, your funeral is actually for your loved ones. They are the ones who will be there, and your funeral will be an important part of their grieving process. Their needs should be considered as well.

Why Is Miller-Jones The Best Option For Pre-Planning?

We have served the Inland Empire for over 35 years as a family-owned business, and we understand the needs of Southern California families. We have made sure that our facilities are the area’s finest, with comfortable, modern amenities for your every need. We are proud to offer grief support for adults and children alike, so that you don’t go through this alone. And we are available to you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We are here for you when you need us.

This is just an overview of the pre-planning process, and you might have many more questions not addressed here. We are here to help you through this. Call us anytime at (951) 658-3161.