Preparing Your Family For Your Passing

Nobody likes to talk about death, whether it's choosing between funeral or cremation services or who is left in someone's will. Today, we break down how to prepare with your family, so everyone has what they need to make it through this difficult process.

Preparing your family for your passing is no simple matter. Often, deciding between a funeral and cremation can come down to the last will of the deceased because even their closest family didn't know which they preferred. 


Nobody likes to talk about death. There are steps, however, that can help make the whole process simpler, if not any easier. Consider the following three ideas, and take some time out to make sure you and your family are up to date when one of you passes on.

A Will

Nobody ever really wants to have this discussion. It's one of the more difficult parts of the process - admitting that death is an option. Be that as it may, everybody ought to have a will and their family should be made aware of it. Let your family know that you have one and, if they'd rather not acknowledge it, explain that not having a will can be much worse, as the state may wind up assigning your belongings and making decisions for you. It's far messier not to have one than to have one. 

Organize Your Documents

Keeping your will, life coverage documents, and financial information in various places isn't uncommon. That said, it can lead to issues if your surviving family can't access those documents when you die. Make sure this documentation is all in one place and can be accessed by whoever needs it. They may need ledgers or documents to prove various allowances and, without them, they could be left footing the bill and assuming responsibilities in ways you wouldn't want. 

Leave A Set Of Last Wishes

Leaving a set of guidelines on how you need your burial handled is important. You could want to be buried and nobody would know, even those closest to you because you never spoke about it in person (or they forgot). What sort of service did you want? Was anybody not allowed to attend? This information will help your relatives carry out your funeral the way you wanted. Make sure to leave specific instructions for their benefits, as much as your own peace of mind.

Preparing For Your Passing

Preparing for your own death is never easy, for you or your family. If you take it one step at a time, however, and make sure to follow the steps on today's list, you'll be on your way to greater peace of mind and a less painful funeral for all involved. 


Looking for expert funeral and cremation services to help with a loved one or family member's funeral? Woodward Cremation & Funeral Services has been proudly serving the families of Daytona and Ormond Beach for the last five decades. Visit us today, and find out more about our funeral and cremation service packages.

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