Where to Begin: How to Plan for a Funeral

When a loved one passes, it is always important to honor their memory in a way that they would have wanted. There isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way to do things. Often times, a person’s religious beliefs will be an important factor in a funeral. In some cases, careers or notable accomplishments will be part of the planning process, too. At Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services, we will assist you in planning a beautiful and touching service.

We are able to accommodate funerals for the following:

  • Funeral services may be held on-site, in our gathering room.
  • We can accommodate and help plan Veteran funerals
  • We can assist with Jewish services
  • We can assist with various Christian denominations and religious ceremonies

 

There are some details of the service that people like to discuss, and families want to be involved in. Here are a few of the details that are typical of many funerals. You can consider this a guide to help you make plans for a loved one and their funeral.

Planning the details of a funeral service:  

  • Who will be the eulogy speaker? Some people are happy to speak at a funeral service and share their thoughts and memories. It is an honor to be asked, and most people understand this. A traditional eulogy may be appropriate, as well as personal anecdotes and memories. The tone and approach of speakers will be different depending on the circumstances of the situation.
  • What type of music will be used? You may want to play favorite songs of your loved one, or play a few songs that had a special meaning in your life, or theirs. We will be happy to suggest songs that are appropriate for the service you are planning, if needed. Many time the religious background of the person will help decide what music is played.

Here at Georgia Funeral Care, we also have space for musicians to perform, in the front of the room. If you wish to have a singer, or a piano or guitar player, we have room to accommodate it.

  • What scriptures, poems, or writings will be quoted? There are many bible verses to choose from in a religious service. If the service is not religious, some people quote sections of a book, a favorite saying of the person, or wise quotes they used in life. If a minister or pastor isn’t performing a service, many of our clients have had family members read a scripture or a favorite poem. Whatever the memory is that you wish to honor, it is an accepted practice to share written words at this time.
  • Will you use an obituary? These can be as long or as short as you are comfortable with. We will help write everything from a basic obituary to a longer version that encompasses all aspects of the departed’s life. We can also announce it on our website, if you choose to.

The choice of burial or cremation will need to be considered in the beginning of a funeral plan. That initial decision will help you create a respectful funeral service.

We offer a variety of funeral packages that will fit into any financial plan. Some people don’t want a big funeral, so a simple graveside service with family and close friends might be the best choice. We can also accommodate larger funerals, which also may include a graveside service, along with a visitation time.

Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation is a family operated business so we understand the importance of family. This means in life and at the time of death, we are here to be part of your planning and to answer any questions you may have. After browsing our website, if you have any questions, you can reach us at 678-574-3016.