The last thing you would want to do for your lost loved one is to give him a decent ceremony. You also want viewing to be accessible either by the public or your family. You just do not have any idea where to start and what decisions you need to make. This is because your mixed emotions cloud your thinking. We understand this, which is why we have directors to help you plan the arrangements and carry out the wishes of the deceased. Although you may not think clearly at this time, you have to understand that you need to contact the funeral service right away so that we can inform the public of the death of your loved one. Through this, we will be able to send out the funeral director to where your deceased loved one might be and to prepare the body for viewing.
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These preparations may or may not include embalming, a process that is laborious and a behind-the-scene cleaning of the body. Its primary purpose is to restore the face and figure of the deceased so that the viewers will be able to commit that one last look to memory. The secondary purpose is to preserve the body for a long period. Others do not accept the idea that their loved one’s body will undergo the natural decay, but you need to accept that fact, no matter what. Corpses should decompose so that they become part of the earth once more. Others like the idea of cremation as it turns the body into ashes in a matter of minutes. Deciding for the body to be placed in a casket or be cremated is up to you and your family.
The director can only give you advice and options for the arrangement. This may include suggestions on funeral themes suitable for the deceased in consideration to that person’s individuality, hobbies, and skills and achievements he was known for. Here at Gentry Griffey, we believe that the ceremonies should be unique like the life lived of the deceased. We value your belief that they should be personalized. You may opt for a tone that looks more of a celebration than a sad one. Ceremonies are meant to commemorate a life well lived and to remind the attendees of the good qualities of the deceased that are worth imitating. This celebration means respect for the decedent.
Fireworks, flower arrangement, balloons, and music can help set the tone of the ritual. They also signify a celebration similar to birthdays, weddings, and baptismal. You may opt for themes that best represent the advocacy of the deceased, whether it relates to human rights, the environment, or justice.
Eulogies and readings make ceremonies meaningful, too. These will serve as lessons for others in that they should not commit an unacceptable act, and live with good virtues. These are mostly needed in cases where the deceased had committed suicide or was murdered. Ceremonies are a way to motivate the attendees to live a purposeful life and act the best that they can in order to attain and maintain justice.
You can’t think of all of these as you may be too preoccupied with your grief and healing. You may not be able to count on your family regarding the decisions on the ceremonies since they, too, are dealing with the loss. It would be proper to give them space so they can vent out their anger not towards you. Anger is a normal part of grieving, so do what you can to avoid disputes. The funeral director is not going to be the referee for those. His responsibility is to guide you through the ceremonies from start to finish.
You can tell him your requests for the deceased but will have to consider first the ones written in the last will and testament of your lost loved one. Planning ahead of the ceremony is important as it helps you decide more effectively. You can still think clearly at this time unlike when death of a loved one suddenly occurs.
Though you are required to think objectively and clearly at times, you are still free to express your grief. You may want to opt for our support group in which you will feel at ease to release your feelings of hurt, anger, and depression. You help yourself heal, and we help you decide on the ceremonies.
Gentry Griffey has been in the funeral business for a considerable amount of time, and having this vast experience allows us to understand our clients and the changing preferences of the community.