Homegoing : A Celebration of Life

Homegoing : A Celebration of Life

Homegoing is known to be a celebration of life, or a memorial in which friends and family celebrate their loved one going home to be with the Lord. It’s slightly unique compared to traditional funeral services, in that a homegoing service is spent rejoicing the life the person has lived, and remembering them for the positive impact they have left on each person they have met. It is an uplifting event celebrating the return of the soul to eternal glory, our original and forever Home. Homegoing is often held in a church or place of worship, and usually contains a combination of elements:

  • Musical prelude
  • Processional
  • Prayers
  • Hymns of comfort, other joyous songs
  • Funeral readings from scripture, poems, or prayers
  • Reading of cards and condolences
  • Obituary reading
  • Eulogy or tribute reading
  • Funeral sermon lead by pastor
  • Benediction
  • Recessional

What to Expect During a Homegoing

Homegoing services often consist of choirs and singing the deceased’s favorite hymns and songs. A sermon is preached in addition to a eulogy or tribute, recognizing the beautiful memories shared with the dearly departed. Videos and slideshows are often played during the homegoing, allowing friends and family to view precious moments of the past. The tone of these services is meant to be uplifting, positive, loving, and spiritual, all of which is a salve to the grief the friends and family are experiencing.

Homegoing Service Programs

Homegoing service programs or funeral programs are important events when a loved one has passed. At Diehl-Whittaker Funeral, we want to help organize a tribute to honor the departed, focusing on their life and now being home with the Lord. This provides a chance for friends and family to celebrate the life that was lived and allow the healing process to begin. Speak with one of our caring funeral directors to arrange a Homegoing service for your loved one, and rejoice in their reunion with the Divine.



Diehl-Whittaker is a funeral service in Columbus, Ohio who makes every effort to reflect the quality of your loved one’s life.

The care your family deserves, at a cost your family can afford. Contact us today for burial packages, cremation packages, and pre-planning forms.

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