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A Celebration of Life (Not Loss)

It goes without saying that when you lose someone close to you, a sense of closure is important. You need a chance to say goodbye, an opportunity to honor the person’s memory and look for meaning in the individual’s passing. For the most part, we use funerals to deal with our mourning. A funeral service is an important part of turning the page on grieving.

While the need to mourn hasn’t changed, the ceremonies we use to help us through the process have evolved over the years. A traditional funeral is still a widely held manner of honoring the loss of a loved one, but cremation is also more accepted. Everyone comes to a different realization during planning. And that is the keyword here: Planning. Plan to celebrate the life and not the loss of those who are no longer with us.

Time is the Word

How much effort you can devote to planning this moment in time that may or may not have been expected is relative. Coordinating with a funeral home can help you focus on the matter at hand.

The idea of a “traditional funeral service” has evolved over time and these days, there is no right or wrong way to honor your loss. You may opt for a funeral service that is held in your home as opposed to the Funeral Home. Other considerations include direct cremation or burial with no embalming or visitation. Or, perhaps you prefer a traditional earth burial with embalming, visitation and an elaborate funeral service. Having an idea will be a big help in determining how best to honor the loss of a loved one.

Remember; never settle. Shop around and ask questions. Visit the funeral home you are considering in person.  Ask your family, friends and colleagues for their experiences with any of your choices. You could also check online customer review sites, or ask your local Funeral Consumers Alliance for feedback. Then, focus your attention on two or three of the most promising choices. 

Planning for the Moment

Whatever it is you plan, remember it should be a celebration of life, not loss. Your funeral home will assist you in deciding on the particulars of this occasion in addition to what elements you would like to incorporate. The right planning will go a long way in pointing you in the proper direction for honoring the loss of a loved one.

The Best Decisions

If you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, to call Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium to relieve yourself of some of the burdens of planning services.  For details you can check South Charleston, WV funeral home. We’d love for you to visit our offices at 1118 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25301 or call to set up an appointment at (304) 342-8135. A member of our team will be glad to help you and your family every step of the way.

Our business has been serving families in the West Virginia area since 1875. We’ll arrange everything for you, while being attentive to your needs and wishes.