and rituals have developed over thousands of years. Every
civilization celebrates funerals in one way or another. There is
a good reason: people WILL experience grief over the death of a
loved one, and a healthy grieving process can only begin by
accepting that the death HAS OCCURRED. The best way toward
acceptance is viewing the deceased individual and publicly
celebrating the life of that person.
The Value of
that a life has been lived.
people to remember and honor their loved one in a special
as central gathering place for family and friends to give
emotional and physical support to one another.
the final closure for the bereaved.
the grieving process.
the reality and finality of death.
mourners to face the pain of their loss and express their
thoughts and feelings.
survivors to better cope with their grief and enables them
to move forward with their lives.
D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
many ways to celebrate a funeral:
funeral service: A time-honored way to memorialize
your loved one, at our funeral home or your church
funeral service: many people want to have a
"different" funeral service. A way to
honor their loved one in special ways.
funeral directors have the patience to help you make the