Coordinate A Beautiful And Fitting Funeral Service For Your Aunt

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A couple of years ago, one of my dear friend’s mother lost her brave battle with cancer. Although my friend was sad, she was happy her mother wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. With the help of a local funeral home, my friend and her family planned a funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of their loved one. After discussing the order of service with the caring staff at the funeral home, my friend decided to read the beautiful eulogy her mother wrote at the funeral service. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of tasks a funeral home provides to families of deceased loved ones. Enjoy!


Coordinate A Beautiful And Fitting Funeral Service For Your Aunt

3 October 2018
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Consider the minister of your church as a close confidant and a person to lean on while grieving the death of your aunt and planning her funeral service. Not only will you be able to release your thoughts of sadness and uncertainty in private, you will also receive help with planning a beautiful service.

Update The Funeral Home Staff About Your Plans

Decide to have the funeral at the funeral home, at the church that your aunt belonged to, or at a private venue. If you have chosen to use a funeral home, it is vital that you let the funeral home staff know about your wishes promptly so that arrangements can be made to transport your aunt's body to the funeral home.

Let the director of the funeral home know that you have decided to have the minister officiate the service. You can still receive assistance from the funeral director with decorating the room where the service will be held and will be provided with various options. A guestbook will likely be included with the service, allowing you to collect the names of the visitors and some kind words about the recently departed.

Although you may think that owning such a book is morbid and will cause you to feel uneasy, the opposite may be true in the future when you have come to terms with your loved one's death. In fact, you may turn to the book for comfort when you are alone and will be appreciative that you took the time to have the book signed. 

Speak To The Minister

Call upon the minister for support whenever you feel the urge. This is part of the minister's line of work as a humanitarian and he/she will be willing to comfort and listen to you. Tell the minister more about your aunt's life and the type of person she was.

The minister may have a fairly good idea of how your aunt acted while she was alive, especially if she attended church services often and was involved in various activities at the church, but it is important that you provide a deeper understanding of your loved one so that the minister can prepare a fitting speech for her funeral service.

Ask for help with song selections if you are uncertain what would be appropriate for the occasion. If you have musical selections that you are fond of, however, don't hesitate to let the minister know so that they can work them into the funeral plans. 

For more information, talk to funeral homes like Shepherd Funeral Home.