The Memorial Society of Georgia is a non-profit membership organization that enables its members to pre-plan for low-cost cremation or burial. Our formal commitments with reputable licensed Funeral Directors allow members to arrange cremation or burial services for a pre-determined maximum cost that is usually substantially lower than the cost to the general public. Please see the Funeral and Cremation Services page for a detailed description of the plans offered and pricing.
Joining the Memorial Society of Georgia involves submitting a simple application and payment of a nominal ($35) lifetime membership fee. There are no annual dues. Memberships are per adult member, not per couple. Children under the age of 18 are automatically covered at no additional cost under their parent’s membership until they reach age 18.
A new member indicates his/her preferred end-of-life choices, including the type of arrangements (cremation or burial) and selection of a Funeral Director. We enroll the member with the selected Funeral Director so that the desired services can be promptly provided upon death. Payment for the services (at the Memorial Society pricing) is not due until the member has died and the services are actually rendered by the Funeral Director. The deceased member’s estate (or next of kin) then pays the MSOG rate directly to the Funeral provider.
The Memorial Society does NOT provide any kind of direct financial assistance to its members or to the public. People with an immediate need because of insufficient funds for a recent death may find helpful information about cutting funeral costs at https://fcaga.org/pricing/cutting-costs/.