Combining religions in funerals
My mother converted to Judaism when she married her second husband. When she died it was a little confusing to work out what kind of ceremony to have for her funeral as she was brought up a Catholic and brought up the children from her first marriage (including me) as Catholic. The funeral home was a great help in this tricky time as they worked with the rabbi to work in some of the aspects of both religions and we ended up with a really beautiful service that everyone enjoyed. This blog has ideas on how to incorporate multiple religions into one funeral service.
While monument headstones are often made from materials like marble, granite is also a popular stone. Why is it often a better option than marble?
1. Granite Makes a More Durable Headstone
While marble headstones look great to start with, they don't always create a lasting memorial. Marble is a relatively soft material. It can scratch and chip. Its soft composition makes it prone to erosion over the years. Plus, marble doesn't always cope with weather exposure all that well.
If you do not have many members of your family around any more, you may miss that emotional connection. You don't get as many opportunities to interact as you once did, and you may, unfortunately, feel as if you are somewhat isolated. This can make the situation even more difficult in the event that one of your family members passes away;you may not know who to turn to in terms of support.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things you will experience in life and letting go can feel impossible. This is a really emotionally charged moment and you will need to ensure you don't make rash decisions that could stop you from remembering your loved one fondly in the future. It can be super hard to overcome emotion to take care of the administrative part of things which is why it is always good to have a plan in the event of someone's death.
Many funeral homes have taken up the idea of starting cemetery preservation societies. This is especially true in cases where a funeral home may have purchased or expanded into abandoned cemetery land. If you are a funeral director that is considering creating a preservation team, then one of the assets you should consider is a historian. Here are a few of the benefits to having a historian on your preservation team.
As time passes by, everyone will go through the challenging emotions associated with losing a loved one. They will reflect on their time together and mourn with their family, before laying their relative to rest. Often, this will involve a burial at a churchyard or gravesite with the dedication of a tombstone to mark the place and in the months and years ahead, they may visit to pay respects and perform routine maintenance.