What is Pre-Planning? - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery

The passing of a loved one can be an extremely sad and grief-filled time for family and friends of the deceased. Many factors come into play immediately after a loved one’s passing, many of which can make the funeral planning process almost unbearable to suffer through. Two main obstacles complicating the mourning process are the stress and pressure of planning the burial. With a whole list of financial concerns that are hard to think about in a time of mourning, the added emotional weight can have you frozen in place, not knowing where to begin.

Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery recognizes these struggles and offers a pre-planning option to families before a loved one’s passing. Pre-planning or pre-need is a route that many people take with their family, allowing many burial expenses and stressful planning to be completed over a period of time before their passing. This alleviates most of the cost, while it also guarantees that you or your loved one will have a final resting place that you want without leaving the burden on your loved ones.

At the time of an unexpected passing, all costs and planning of the burial are oftentimes left in the hands of the surviving children or spouses. Pre-planning helps secure a future free of the worries that we all may face. It prevents financial concerns and eases worries that the family may have regarding how their loved one wants to be at peace. Costs are always rising, but pre-planning sets a cost that will be paid in small monthly installments by the person expected to pass.

Pre-planning makes the plans of your final resting place guaranteed. Once you make the choice to preplan, you must make the choice of ground burial, mausoleum or crypt entombment, or cremation. A ground burial, the most traditional choice, is where you are laid in a casket and placed in a plot in the ground. If you choose Mausoleum or Crypt option you will be laid in a casket in a niche in a wall and sealed shut. With cremation, most people don’t realize that you will still need a burial spot. Memorials and monuments are another choice to consider when pre-planning. These options allow your loved ones to pay tribute as well as keeping your memories lasting forever among others.

Stress is an unavoidable roadblock on the path of aging. As you get older, you begin to worry about what your family will do once you are no longer around. Likewise, your family will worry as well. Pre-planning your plot is a huge piece of stress being taken off your shoulders and the shoulders of your family. Once you know that your resting place is planned and ready, life can go on peacefully without stress and worries.

The passing of a loved one is a trying and stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be. Pre-planning allows the family to select the best route together, stopping many fears before they can even begin.

Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery is here to help you with the process of pre-planning. We offer ground burial, cremation burial, mausoleum burial, master lots, build to suite estates, burial vaults as well as memorials and monuments. We are a non-profit cemetery located at 6100 Three Notch Road in Mobile, Alabama. Give us a call at 251-661-1333, visit us online at www.mobilememorialgardens.org or on our Facebook page.