Experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones will not be burdened with funeral decisions during their time of mourning and remembrance.
Ensure that you are able to make all of your funeral and life celebration choices deeply personal, authentic to your own standards, lifestyle, and beliefs.
Financially prepare for your service, getting an accurate estimate on the total cost and beginning the process of setting aside some funds. This is another important way to ease responsibilities for your family and friends.
When a loved one dies, family members are left with the weighty responsibility of arranging the funeral, and ensuring that the final wishes of their loved one are honored. However, this can be stressful, especially when the deceased leaves behind no clear wishes or requests.
One thing you can do to remove this burden from your family members is to pre-plan your funeral, and to set in process the necessary arrangements. Not only will this help your family members during their time of grief, but it will ensure that your wishes are met, that the funeral service is just what you want it to be.
Consider starting the planning process today, with our help. Download our free planning guide to help you get started.
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service offers our families the opportunity to prearrange funerals for themselves or their loved ones. By doing so, you are making your wishes known to those left to plan your funeral and you are providing a means to relieve them of the financial responsibility of paying for your funeral expenses.
Before making decisions about your funeral service, you need to become better informed about the pre-arrangement process. North Carolina has some very specific laws in force to protect the consumer from fraud and misuse of pre-need funds and the Federal Trade Commission also has guidelines that must be followed when arrangements are being discussed.
Rich and Thompson Funeral Service works with various preneed life insurance companies to offer our families a variety of payment plans for pre-funding funerals. Pre-need funding offers protection against inflationary increases in the cost of funeral services and merchandise. Please look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on how this works. For more information about the NC laws governing pre-need, visit the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service website.
If you desire additional information, Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service has several funeral directors that are very knowledgeable in the rules governing the pre-arrangement process. Please feel free to contact the funeral home for an appointment to learn more about how Rich and Thompson can help you make informed decisions about prearranged funerals.
The pre-planning experience is by no means a morbid one: On the contrary, it is a positive and even comforting step you can take to make sure that all arrangements are made for your service, that those who survive you will be able to celebrate your life knowing full well that the service is exactly as you wished it would be. Pre-planning is an act of service, as well: It minimizes the chance that any planning difficulties, obstacles, or uncertainties will arrive to distract your family members during their season of bereavement and reflection.
Our compassionate and experienced staff members are prepared to offer helpful, empathetic assistance as you seek to plan your service. This is not a complicated or high-pressure undertaking—just a time of reflection, in which you can make sure that all of your wishes are recorded, your plans mapped out. Our staff will guide you through the process; you will have the opportunity to complete a Meaningful Funeral document, which you can then safely store with all of your other important documents. Learn more about memorialization options.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.