Why Have A Funeral?

From the beginning of recorded history, societies have honored those who have died with a traditional ceremony. According to beliefs at this time, the purpose of the ritual was to send the deceased on his/her journey to the afterlife. Today, many experts agree that friends and family members greatly benefit from holding a funeral service. Having a funeral service allows closure and helps survivors adjust to their loss, recognizing that death has occurred.

Experiencing the death of a loved one is never easy, but having the right support and guidance will help your family get through this difficult period. The caregivers at Diehl-Whittaker are here to provide your family with compassionate service as we celebrate those who have passed on. A funeral service provides the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the life that was lived and allow the healing process to begin.

Holding a Funeral Service Allows You to…

Celebrate the Deceased’s Life

Hosting a homegoing or funeral service is a chance to celebrate the life your loved one lived and the positive impact they left on Earth. This uplifting event is spent acknowledging loving memories while rejoicing their life. This is a time to share prayers of comfort, sing favorite hymns, and express condolences among friends and family. Displaying photos and videos full of memories is often taken advantage of during a funeral service, allowing loved ones to remember the best memories.

Begin the Healing and Grieving Process

Celebrating the life at a funeral allows us to begin the healing process. A funeral is a place to grieve openly in a safe, supportive environment. This is a naturally difficult time, where expressing such emotions is more than acceptable. Death can come suddenly, where grieving and realization may be put aside. A funeral allows the realization of death to sink in, potentially bringing a wave of emotions. Being surrounded by friends and family allows you to ease the emotional burden and no longer suppress your feelings. The healing process can begin as you receive abundant support from loved ones. A memorial service is a place of celebration, closure, and healing.

Receive Support from Friends and Family

A funeral service gives friends and relatives the opportunity to express their love to a life everyone has cared for. Family members gather during this time of need, offering support and comfort to one another. Holding a funeral also gives the chance to those from out of town to pay their respects and say a final goodbye. It is through this service you are able to share support while bonding over precious memories the departed as left, painting a beautiful picture on their life. At Diehl-Whittaker, we make it a priority to not only provide care to those who have passed on, but caring for family members who still remain.


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