The goal of prepaying funeral services is to lessen the stress and expenses of those left behind. The funeral homes make sure to somehow ease us of the burdens during one of our most difficult times. According to Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes Philippines website, “pre-planning merely means taking control so that the ones left behind are not left with the burden emotionally or financially.” This is what makes them the best in what they do.
In every town or city, there is always three structure of the organization that every man goes to from birth to death: first, the hospital or clinics; second, the church or chapels; and, finally, funeral homes and the cemetery. Every barangay has these three. There may be the number of churches, or chapels that represent a religion or any form of spiritual belief man would follow, or more hospitals and clinics and health centers, but there will always these three. History books tell us these three are always present in every community.
During the death of a loved one, these three also comes to mind. Questions like: Which hospital is the body right now (for the death certificate)? Which church/chapel for the burial mass? Which funeral home and which cemetery? Stress building up one after the other.
Prepaying funeral services is a big decision. It is not a ten-minute shopping or negotiation with the manager. It is expensive, and it is crucial to take down notes and ask questions. Give yourself time.
Carl Sagan said: “There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question”.