Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral is a very emotional event, especially when you're arranging a funeral for a loved one who has just died.

How to Plan a Funeral

    When a loved one dies, grieving family members are often confronted with dozens of decisions about the funeral-all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional duress. What kind of funeral should it be?

    Should you bury or cremate the body, What other arrangements should you plan? the funeral reflects a wise and well-informed purchasing decision, as well as a meaningful one.

    Moura Undertakers will assist you to explore the options and help you to make choices and arrange the ceremony, or you can also find information on this Website.
Planning a Funeral Ceremony

  1. Determine the type of service.
    • large or small ceremony
    • traditional ceremony or creative expression

    Today, many families plan funerals that reflect the contributions and accomplishments of the deceased.

  2. Determine the final resting place. Do you want a burial or a cremation .If you choose cremation, what do you want done with your ashes?

  3. Weighing the options in advance is better than making a rushed decision on this personal topic.

    With the help of your family-owned funeral undertaker, you can create a funeral that will be a personal and dignified tribute.

Funeral Planning Step by Step
    "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die."--Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.

    No one wants to talk about death and funerals, unfortunately, death is a fact of life and there simply is no way to avoid it. For indeed there is a "time to be born and a time to die." When someone dies, we also cremate our dead, but the most common disposition is to hold a funeral or ceremony and bury our dead under or above ground. Through a funeral, we pay our last respects and celebrate the life of a departed loved one.

    But the cost and the details involved in a funeral can be overwhelming. So planning ahead gives one peace of mind and eases the emotional and financial strain of those left behind. What to do?

    The Steps to Planning a Funeral
    • Draw a Will
    • Plan the Actual Funeral
    • Decide on the Type of Ceremony

What Is Cremation?

    Cremation is a process in which intense heat is used to transform the body back to its basic elements. The body, enclosed in a container approved for cremation, is placed in a cremation chamber. The soft tissue is vaporized. What remains is not ashes, but bone fragments weighing from three to nine pounds on average. This is what is contained in the cremation urn.

    Cremation is just one form of preparing the body for final disposition. Cremation procedures include filling out the death certificate and all other official documents.

    Cremation does not take the place of customary funeral services; it's merely another form of final disposition. Funeral services are the way we, the living, share our grief, acknowledge the contributions the deceased has made to our lives, and prepare ourselves for going on with life.