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7 Unique Funeral Flower Ideas to Honor Your Loved One

Thinking of funeral flower ideas can be a difficult task when your loved one passes, but honoring our deceased loved ones with funeral flowers has been a tradition for centuries. It’s no surprise, given that flowers have been used to convey emotions and feelings for as long as we can…...

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How to Honor a Veteran at a Funeral

One of the most important tasks we have is to help families understand how to honor a veteran at a funeral. We have been serving veterans’ families in and around the Brookhaven area for more than 70 years. We consider it a true honor and believe in doing all we…...

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5 Things You Must Know About Pre-Planning Your Funeral

If the idea of funeral pre-planning makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Contemplating one’s own end of life is fraught with emotions. Many people fear death and will avoid thinking about it or discussing it with loved ones. But when it comes to thinking about the type of funeral or…...

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What Is a Celebration of Life Service?

You may have heard the phrase “celebration of life” and wondered what it means. Is a celebration of life service the same as a funeral? Do you have to have a wake at a celebration of life service? Is a celebration of life service held before or after someone dies?…...

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Why Do We Say Passed Away When Someone Dies?

If you have ever asked Why do we say passed away or passed instead of someone died?, then you’re not alone. The language we use around grief is complicated and nuanced, and influenced by more than just our emotions at a particularly difficult time. In fact, there’s more than one language…...

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Funeral Readings: A Brief Guide

Deciding on the best funeral readings for your loved one’s service can be one of the most overwhelming choices you face when planning a service. Not only are there countless options to choose from, but knowing which funeral readings will best memorialize and celebrate your loved one can be a…...

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Best Funeral Songs

Knowing the best funeral songs to play at a loved one’s service can be a difficult choice. Unless your loved one left details about their wishes for their preferred service, it might even seem an overwhelming task: what songs are best for funerals? Are there good funeral songs? Should you…...

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Grief and Loneliness: You Are Not Alone

It might feel like grief and loneliness go hand in hand. It’s not uncommon to isolate ourselves after the death of a loved one. Often, the abundance of overwhelming emotions makes it difficult to be with other people. We might feel anger, despair, or sadness. We might also feel the…...

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What To Say When Someone’s Parent Dies

Knowing what to say when someone’s parent dies can seem impossible. The death of a parent is a loss that is unparalleled no matter how old you are when it happens. Losing a parent when you are a child can lead to increased economic hardship, depression, and other issues. Losing…...

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Unique, Non-Traditional Funeral Ideas

If you’ve ever wondered if more unique, non-traditional funeral ideas might suit you or your loved ones more than a typical service, you’re not alone. More and more people are asking about their options for a funeral service that better reflects their loved one. We mean no disrespect to traditions…...

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