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Not everyone likes to plan ahead, but pre-planning your funeral arrangements not only gives you a peace of mind about your final wishes being honored, but alleviates some of the stress and burden your loved ones are going through as they experience the grief associated with the loss.

The staff of Lowe - Gardner Funerals & Cremations are happy to assist you with your funeral pre-needs by helping you make decisions about your funeral service in advance and guide you in helping eliminate some of the unnecessary stress brought on by a loved one’s death.

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Benefits of Preplanning

Planning Ahead Offers Peace of Mind

Our staff guarantees we will carry out the arrangements you want, just as you directed. Once the plans have been arranged, you and your family can rest easy knowing at the time of death, those uncomfortable decisions have been made. In a time when a family should be able to easily grieve, preplanning allows for that to happen.

Planning Ahead Lets Your
Wishes Be Known

The death of a loved one often brings about unwarranted stress and turmoil among families. One family member wants one thing, while another family member wants something different. By planning ahead, you help prevent those disagreements by letting your family know what your wishes are and how you want your funeral service to be carried out and your business handled.

Planning Ahead Offers
Flexible Funding Options

When you preplan your funeral arrangements, there are more options when it comes to funding the funeral. A preneed insurance policy, life insurance policy or other payment option can all be arranged before the time of death. At the time of death, services must be paid in full, so having options ahead of time can also reduce other stress related to losing someone.

Planning Ahead Relieves The Burden From Family

Following the death of a loved one, there are more than 150 decisions that have to be made within the first day or two following the death. Those stressful decisions on top of the stress of grieving a loss can be eliminated by arranging your final wishes ahead of time.

If those decisions are made, your loved one’s aren’t left wondering what you would have wanted and how they should proceed with funeral plans. With those decisions out of the way, your loved one can begin the healing process sooner.

Common Questions About Preplanning

Mary and Frank Navetta

June 10, 2020

On behalf of our entire family we would like to say thank you for the wonderful funeral service you provided for our brother. From the initial planning meeting, casket selection, visitation, and Rosary to the Mass and burial in Tyler everything went so smoothly.

There was a great combination of attention to detail and sincere kindness throughout the process. Additionally, we never felt pressured in any way. We can wholeheartedly recommend Lowe Funeral Home for your funeral needs.

Cynthia Yelinek

November 7, 2017

They are the best. So friendly and welcoming. They make you feel like family.

Regina Middleton

November 7, 2017

The staff here has helped us with several family losses, and with pre-burial planning (which I highly recommend for everyone). They are always sincerely sympathetic and compassionate to the needs of everyone who comes to them. They have also been extremely helpful and compassionate with our family members whose finances were very limited. There was no pushing upgrades where they were not wanted, or were just out of budget.

Carla Ussery-Champion

September 19, 2017

Everyone is so kind and understanding. They help you make decisions at a difficult time. I would never consider using anyone else.

June Blackburn

March 22, 2017

This is the most caring and awesome Funeral Home ever. I have planned a few funerals and none of them have even come close to the service and care that we rec'd in planning my Aunt's services at Lowe's. So accommodating and gracious. Heather, Earnest, and the staff were amazing. They did a beautiful job on the makeup and you could not even tell what she had been through. I could not be more pleased. And I thank them for their special efforts for a grand send off for my Aunt.