When my mother passed away, she gave each of us one last gift. Upon contacting the local funeral home, we found that she has already planned out every detail in advance. From the memorial service to the choice of casket and shroud, she has arranged for everything well before she passed away. All we had to do was look over the obituary and then leave things in the capable hands of the funeral director. I've since done my own advance planning. If you would like some ideas on how to do the same, let's talk. I can promise you that choosing to make all the plans in advance with one of the local funeral homes will be one of the kindest things you could do for your loved ones.