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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Memory Making Family Christmas Traditions To Start The Year

It is never easy to deal with the loss of a family member. The holiday season aggravates the grief that you feel, and you miss the person even more than you did.  This is because there are alw...

Comfort Foods For The Grieving

When people are grieving, they must pay attention to their health, the things they are eating, etc. However, most they tend to neglect themselves and forget that they have to consume nutritious mea...

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

When a loved one passes away, it brings many changes in your life.  These changes are even more evident during special occasions such as holidays. Since the person is no longer with you, the l...

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

If your loved one has passed away and you are planning a cremation, you would be given the person's ashes after the process is complete. The ashes would need to be kept in a receptacle- in most cas...

Building A Bucket List

Many people consider building a bucket list. This is a list of various things that you want to do, dreams that you want to achieve, and goals that you want to reach before you breathe your last. Ma...

What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With

When you are planning a funeral service, there are many things to focus on and many arrangements to make. Not everybody is aware of what is involved in planning a funeral service. However, when you...

What To Expect Before The Funeral

Planning a funeral is one of the first responsibilities you must handle after a loved one passes away. Most people have never planned a funeral before and don’t know what to expect from the process...

Tips For Explaining the Concept of Death to Children

It isn't easy for adults to deal with the death of a family member or someone very close to them, but they understand the concept of death. However, that isn't the case with children. Very young ki...

Care Essentials While Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

If someone you love very much passes away, it can be challenging to deal with that loss and the grief that you feel. How a person grieves is a very personal experience. You may find yourself feeli...

Choosing An Urn

If you have chosen cremation for a family member who has passed away, the ashes that the crematorium hands over to you would have to be kept in a container. The best way to store the ashes is to ge...