As is often the case, it is feast or famine in my business. After no funerals for six weeks, we now have three services in these two days. Two are memorial services. A memorial service is a service without the body of the deceased present. Sometimes an urn is present, sometimes not. These are often called “life celebrations”.I believe that all services are life celebrations as well as “death acknowledgements”. (This can be thought for another day.)
We also have a full service funeral-a service with the deceased in a casket, procession to the cemetery and burial-today with military honors.
Yes, it is going to be a busy and somewhat hectic day. But we can’t let it seem that way! We must focus on each service without thinking about the next one. We must make each family feel that they are our only concern; that they are the most important part of our day.
We may have three funerals but each family has only one-the very special one for their very special loved one. It is our job to help make it that way.
Time to go to work!
Leslie McConachie on Each Family is Special Rochelle Clark on Strange Life Martha Crist on Each Family is Special enicholsross on Why the Cemetery Ardene on Why the Cemetery