Planning Ahead

Many families and individuals find a great sense of accomplishment and comfort in planning services ahead. There are also great financial benefits available in purchasing services at today’s prices for tomorrow’s needs.

Below, we have outlined some of the benefits of advance planning.

Funded Advance Funeral Arrangements

  • Record of biographical and personal history
  • Record of funeral preferences and instructions
  • Selection of funeral merchandise such as casket, burial vault and/or urn
  • Selection of payment plan such as lump sum or installment pay plan
  • A guaranteed funeral goods and services contract itemizing services and merchandise that will not increase in cost to the family
  • An insured account offering maximum consumerprotection with account ownership assigned to an irrevocable trust to insure Medicaid eligibility
  • Account may be upgraded at any time
  • Funds may be used at any funeral home for service at the time of need
  • A gift of planning to your family
  • A sense of peace of mind for you

Non-Funded Advanced Funeral Arrangements

  • Record of biographical and personal history
  • Record of funeral preferences and instructions
  • Selection of funeral merchandise such as casket, burial vault and/or urn
  • All cost for services and merchandise would be the current costs at the time of need
  • A gift of planning to your family
  • A sense of peace of mind for you

Please complete our community survey form for additional information.

Community Survey

Contact Information

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3744
Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: (540) 722-2424
Fax: (540) 313-4261

Funeral Chapel
311 Hope Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Michael R. Phelps
Owner/General Manager
Funeral Director
michaelrphelps@aol.com

Travis L. Nesselrodt
Operations Manager
Funeral Director
Monument Consultant
travis@phelpsfunerals.com

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