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About Advance Planning


About Advance Planning

At Johnston & Williams, we understand that having a conversation about death can be difficult. That is why we want to help you have a conversation about life. We approach advance planning using the following guiding principles:

  • We are here to help you tell your story
  • We are here to build a plan that can tell your family how you want to be remembered
  • We are here to give you our best possible guidance to allow you to make the decisions that are best for you and your family

We feel that sharing your story is so important that we have designed our advance planning process to help you make decisions that are best for you and your family.

To help you understand the process, we have broken it down into three basic tasks:

  • Set an Appointment & Tell Us Your Story -- We love to sit down with folks and have them tell us about their life and story. Whether done in advance, or at the time of death, funeral homes need to collect some basic information that allows us to perform specific tasks after a person dies, including filing the death certificate and assisting in writing an obituary. Providing us with this information in advance will allow your family to focus on your story and relieve them of the burden of collecting this information in a rush. But don’t stop at the basic information . Tell us your story – what’s important to you and what you want your family to remember.
  • What You Want -- Everyone approaches death differently and there is no "one size fits all" option for what happens after you die.  We will visit with you about your options to select services that are meaningful to you and your family and we can help your build a service that is specific to your needs. Whether you choose to be buried or cremated, there are many different service options . We can help you share your story in a way that is important to you.
  • Discuss Funding Options -- As part of our pre-planning process, we will provide an itemized quote (or quotes) for your consideration and will also give you time to consider all your options. And whether you choose to prepay in advance or choose to fund your services in a different way, your we will help guide you, based on our many years of experience, as to what your best course of action might be. The only time money will change hands is when you choose to pay for all or part of the services and merchandise that you have selected. 
To start the process with us, please click below and complete the following form.  This will generate the start of an advance planning file with us and will enable us to better serve you when we sit down to meet.

All of our pre-planning services are completed in a pressure-free and no-obligation manner. 

 You will not incur any expense simply for our time to have a conversation. 

We are always here to help answer any questions you may have. 


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