The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Funeral Wishes

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, May 27, 2019

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be extremely difficult to handle all the grief and sorrow that you are feeling. You also need to organize the funeral service and make sure that everything runs as planned. While you are doing all of this, you may also wonder what the best possible way is to honor your loved one’s funeral wishes. If you are wondering why it is important to do so, here are some things to keep in view:

  • If they have left some instructions in their will, or if you are aware of the fact that they have preplanned their funeral, honor those wishes. Check which funeral home they have made all these arrangements with and ensure that everything is handled in the best possible way.
     
  • If you feel that the person wasn't very conventional in the way they lived their life, having a celebration of life might be a better way to honor their memory.
     
  • Another great way honoring the person’s wishes is to make sure that you go through any instructions that they have left behind thoroughly. Understand whether they have wanted you to do something charitable in their name. You can also dedicate a benches at a local park that they might have visited regularly, or plant some trees in your yard.
     
  • Even if you have different ideas about how the funeral service or memorial service needs to be, make it a point that it is conducted in line with your loved one’s wishes.

Following these steps will help ensure that you keep the person’s memory alive and honor them in the best possible way. If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call 318-640-1375 today.

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