What’s The Point Of A Funeral?

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, June 14, 2019

When someone passes away, the family members organize funeral services as a norm. They do this, so that family members and friends of the deceased get a chance to say their goodbyes properly. Since everyone meets at the funeral service, they can provide each other with some support as well. However, there are many other reasons why people conduct funerals:

  • When we organize a funeral service, it gives us the time to reflect upon the meaning of life and the concept of death.
     
  • It also helps us cherish the fact that we are alive, and it gives us hope to live as well.
     
  • Different people conduct funeral services in different ways. But regardless of which cultural or racial group you belong to and what your traditions are, the key purpose of conducting a funeral does not change.
     
  • It is also a time to celebrate the life of the person that has passed away.
     
  • The funeral service and the days after it give family members the chance to come to terms with their grief and loss.
     
  • All the events conducted during the funeral allow family members to express their feelings and sorrow and also reminiscence about the person that has passed.
     
  • There are times when certain family members are unable to face the fact that the death has occurred. However, when you conduct a funeral service, it helps them come to terms with that fact.

As you can see, there are several reasons why people would conduct a funeral. Today, many people are opting for life of celebration ceremonies rather than a traditional funeral. You can organize a memorial service if you like as well. Regardless of how you conduct a funeral service and other related events, it is a time for healing and dealing with your loss.

If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us via our online form or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today.

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