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May 23, 2022

What Must Be Done Immediately After Someone Passes Away?

The death of a loved one is harrowing to deal with, whether it is sudden or unexpected. No matter the circumstances, it can be an unreal […]
May 16, 2022

How a Funeral Director Can Help You

When a loved one passes away, it can feel overwhelming and even devastating to imagine planning their funeral. It’s important that you choose a funeral home […]
May 12, 2022

I Didn’t Know

Losing a loved one to death is not unfamiliar to me, and I have been through it several times before. I experienced the sadness, I found […]
May 9, 2022

A Closer Look at Why Cremation Services are Gaining in Popularity

Cremation has been a method of disposition from time immemorial. In recent decades, traditional burial has typically been the most common option, but lately cremation has […]
May 2, 2022

Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Final Arrangements

Making your final arrangements ahead of time may be something you have never considered before. After all, no one really wants to think about what’s going […]
April 25, 2022

Tips for Writing a Memorable Obituary

Writing an obituary can be a difficult task, but it can also be part of the grieving process after the loss of a loved one. There […]
April 18, 2022

What Costs are Involved with Traditional Funeral and Burial?

One of the unfortunate facts of life is that we will likely be faced with the prospect of planning a funeral for a loved one at […]
April 11, 2022

How is a Memorial Service Different from a Funeral?

A traditional funeral is similar to a memorial service in many ways, but there are some key differences. Essentially, a funeral service has the body of […]
April 4, 2022

How to Plan a Post-Funeral Reception

There are many different aspects to keep track of when you’re trying to make funeral arrangements for a loved one. Your funeral home near Chesterfield VA, […]
April 1, 2022

No Word For Goodbye

My family recently suffered the loss of a close family member. In addition to our grief it has been difficult to adjust to the new reality […]
March 28, 2022

What are Your Options for Cremation Services?

Many people choose cremation because it is generally a more inexpensive option when compared to traditional burial. Others choose cremation because of the freedom it allows […]
March 21, 2022

How Pre-Planning Benefits You and Your Family

When you take the time to pre-plan your final arrangements, it can benefit you and your family immensely, in several different ways. At your funeral home […]
March 14, 2022

How Cremation Reduces Your Environmental Impact

Many people today are becoming more aware of how their actions can negatively impact the environment. Every choice you make carries with it some effect on […]
March 7, 2022

Selecting a Funeral Service for Your Loved One

When you are given the task of planning a funeral for a loved one, knowing what to do can be extremely difficult and overwhelming. Your trusted […]
February 28, 2022

Where is Scattering of Ashes Allowed Legally?

Many people who choose cremation services near Chesterfield, VA, want either some or all of their ashes scattered in a beloved place. Scattering your loved one’s […]
February 21, 2022

Creating a Unique and Personal Memorial Service

Planning and arranging a memorial service or funeral is not easy. Whether it will take place at a funeral home near Chesterfield, VA, a place of […]
February 15, 2022

Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service Has a New Owner- Get to Know Margaret Edie

Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service has a proud history of serving the community since 1870. In January of this year, with the retirement of Larry Spiaggi, […]
February 14, 2022

Why Cremation Allows More Freedom for Memorialization

It’s never easy to have to make the decision between traditional burial and cremation. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tough enough on […]
February 7, 2022

What Does a Funeral Director Do?

When a loved one passes away, planning a funeral becomes a necessary task. With luck, the deceased will have left you some plans, or at least […]
January 24, 2022

What are Your Options for Memorialization with Cremation Services?

Many people find it important to memorialize their loved ones in some way after their passing. If your loved one has chosen cremation services near Dale […]
January 17, 2022

Knowing What to Do When a Loved One Passes

Enduring the loss of a loved one may be one of the most difficult things that we must go through in life. When it happens, whether […]
January 10, 2022

Why Cremation is Becoming a Popular Option

When choosing between traditional burial and cremation services near Chesterfield, VA, you might not be familiar with the pros and cons of each option. Cremation services […]
January 3, 2022

The Importance of Pre-Planning

Although it’s a subject most people would prefer not to think about, taking the time to make pre-arrangements for your funeral is not difficult, and it […]
December 31, 2021

Wreaths Across America 2021

Wreaths Across America events were held on December 18 all over the United States, and Morrissett was proud to help facilitate our local event. Approximately 1,500 […]
December 27, 2021

Benefits of Cremation Jewelry

The loss of a loved one is often devastating to family and friends. After someone passes away, body disposition is necessary. Over the years, cremation has […]
December 20, 2021

Tips to Help You Make It Through a Funeral

When you have a loved one pass away, one of the first things that you need to do is reach out to funeral homes in Midlothian, […]
December 13, 2021

Top Reasons to Opt for Direct Cremation

One decision that has to be made for everyone is whether to have their body buried or cremated after death. If you do not make a […]
December 6, 2021

Tips to Help Prepare a Child for an Open Casket Funeral

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult for all of the deceased’s family and friends. This also includes children. In many cases, children do not have […]
December 2, 2021

Holiday Service of Remembrance

For over 10 years at the start of the holiday season Morrissett has held an annual Service of Remembrance. We do so to honor the families […]
November 22, 2021

Reasons Cremation Services are More Popular Now

It is not always an easy thing to decide on the kind of services that you want for a loved one who has died. These days, […]
November 15, 2021

Great Funeral Homes and What to Expect from Them

When making funerary arrangements for a loved one, having the right people helping you do so can be vital. It can save you a lot of […]
November 8, 2021

Should You Take Pictures at a Service?

These days, people tend to take photos of everything. This can be something that also happens when attending the service of a loved one, but is […]
November 1, 2021

Offering Grief Relief from a Distance

It is always tough to know how to help someone who is grieving a death but it can be even more complex if you cannot see […]
October 25, 2021

Memorial Displays and What to Add

A memorial display at a funeral or memorial service is a lovely way to ensure that people know who your loved one was, what they loved […]
October 18, 2021

Planning a Celebration of Life

One of the options that people are choosing often these days is a celebration of life for loved ones who passed away. Celebrations of life allow […]
October 11, 2021

How to Use Technology After a Death

We use technology for everything in our lives. It can make many things easier to do and it can allow us to stay in touch with […]
October 4, 2021

Speaking with a Child About Death

Letting anyone know about the death of a loved one is something that can be very stressful and it can be even more so if you […]
September 27, 2021

What to Keep in Mind about Preplanning

One option that more people are choosing lately is preplanning their funerary arrangements. This can allow your loved ones to focus on grieving instead of only […]
September 20, 2021

Choosing a Burial Plot

There are all manner of decisions you may need to make after the loss of a loved one. If the person wanted to be buried, you […]
September 13, 2021

Tips for Writing a Condolence Letter

When you learn of a loved one who is dealing with the grief that comes after a death, you may not be sure how to reach […]
September 6, 2021

How to Plan a Service for a Child

It can seem almost impossible to put together a service for a child. The grief that comes with that kind of loss is something that can […]
September 1, 2021

The Unexpected Side of Grief

When someone experiences the loss of a close loved one they may think they know what to expect. There’s typically sadness amidst an initial flurry of […]
August 23, 2021

Deciding on an Urn

When you decide to have a loved one cremated, there will be a number of decisions you will have to make. This can include choosing the […]
August 16, 2021

Putting a Care Package Together

One beautiful way that you can offer comfort to a family or a loved one who is going through a mourning period is to send them […]
August 9, 2021

What to Consider If You Missed a Service

If you were invited to the funeral or memorial service of a loved one and were not able to attend, it can be important to consider […]
August 2, 2021

Grieving a Child

Losing your child can be so painful that it can seem impossible to get past. You want to have an idea of what you can expect […]
July 26, 2021

How to Write a Funeral Announcement

For people who want to let others know about a death and the services that are being planned, writing a funeral announcement is a good idea. […]
July 19, 2021

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Funeral Home Director

Having the right funeral director helping you can make a huge difference when making arrangements after the death of a loved one. The right person can […]
July 12, 2021

Dos and Do Nots of Choosing Service Music

Putting together the service for a loved one is something that can take some time. There are many decisions you need to make and that can […]
July 5, 2021

What Can You Wear to a Summer Service?

Attending the service of someone who has died can make it much easier to get through the loss. You will be able to say goodbye to […]
July 1, 2021

The Benefits of Pre-Planning

One of the more difficult aspects of facing illness or death is making complicated decisions when already emotionally and mentally overwhelmed. Estate planning for the end […]
June 28, 2021

How to Put a Eulogy Together

There are different ways that you can get the kind of closure you need after the death of a loved one. One of the things that […]
June 21, 2021

What You May Not Know About Funerals

After the loss of a loved one, you may be the person who has to make arrangements for funerary services. If that is the case, it […]
June 14, 2021

Writing a Sympathy Letter

When a loved one has lost someone, it can be a beautiful gesture to write them a letter of sympathy so that you can tell them […]
June 7, 2021

Dos and Do Nots of Choosing a Funeral Home

If you are the person in charge of making funerary arrangements for a loved one who has died, you want to find the best possible provider […]
May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of May. In 2021 the holiday occurs on May 31. On that day we […]
May 24, 2021

Unexpected Cremation Service Benefits

Deciding on the kind of funerary services you want for a loved one is something that can take time and can be difficult. If you are […]
May 17, 2021

Ideas for Memorializing a Loved One

Most people want to find ways of honoring a loved one who has died. There are lots of options that can help you with this, including […]
May 10, 2021

Taking a Child to a Service

Seeing your child dealing with the loss of a loved one can leave you feeling helpless and unsure of how to offer them the help they […]
May 3, 2021

Etiquette Tips for Virtual Services

When dealing with the restrictions that a pandemic brings, it can be crucial to consider the best options for funerary services. For lots of people, this […]
April 29, 2021

How to Plan a Virtual Memorial Service

More people than ever before are choosing to have a memorial service that is done virtually. This is a great option these days, when there are […]
April 22, 2021

Poker Run for CCP K-9 Association

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 8 the inaugural Poker Run 4 da Dogs! will be held to benefit the Chesterfield County Police K-9 Association. Morrissett […]
April 19, 2021

Facts About Veteran Benefits

If you have started the process of making funerary arrangements for a loved one who has passed away and who was a veteran, then there are […]
April 12, 2021

FAQs About Cremation Services

When deciding on the services that you want for your loved one, you will want to get as much information as possible so that you can […]
April 6, 2021

Dos and Do Nots of Choosing a Casket

Something that you will have to decide on when you start planning the funerary arrangements for a loved one who wanted a traditional burial is the […]
March 31, 2021

In Need of Resurrection

Spring is here! Everywhere we look there are signs of growth and new life. Buds are forming on the tips of tree branches, reaching up towards […]
March 22, 2021

Choosing a Final Outfit

There are many things that you will have to do once a loved one passes and one of these things is to choose a final outfit […]
March 15, 2021

Funerals for Children

Losing a child is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. It can be very difficult to even think about starting the […]
March 8, 2021

Planning a Service Out of Town

If you are the person who will be making the funerary arrangements for a loved one who has passed away, it is important to remember that […]
March 3, 2021

How to Speak with a Child About a Death

It can be very difficult to let people know about a death that has happened. This is even more complicated if you have children, since you […]
March 1, 2021

Hope in the Midst of Grief

The past year and the effects of COVID-19 on the world has been difficult for all of us. We are continually faced with challenges, change, and […]
February 22, 2021

Creative Ideas for Memorials

For many people, it can feel wrong to offer their loved one a traditional memorial service. You may want to change some things and make it […]
February 15, 2021

Funerary Terms You May Hear

When you start planning the kind of funerary arrangements that you want for your loved one, it can be important to know as much as possible […]
February 8, 2021

Death and the Use of Social Media

These days one of the concerns that people have when they lose a loved one is what is appropriate to say or do on social media […]
February 1, 2021

How to Honor a Loved One in a Pandemic

Having to make funerary arrangements while going through a pandemic is something that can be very difficult, but honoring your loved one can be even more […]
January 25, 2021

Sudden Death and How to Cope

An unexpected death is something that can turn your world upside down. It can make you feel like you will never get through that kind of […]
January 18, 2021

How to Get Through the Holidays

Grief is always difficult to get through, but it can be especially tough during the holiday season. This is a time when loved ones get together […]
January 12, 2021

The Options when Scattering Remains

When you lose and loved one and choose to have them cremated, it can make a difference to have an idea of what to do with […]
January 8, 2021

Wreaths Across America 2020

On Saturday December 19, at Veterans Cemeteries across the United States, a total of 1.7 million wreaths were placed at the final resting places of brave […]
January 4, 2021

Benefits of Having a Funeral Service

When you lose a loved one, the last thing you want to do is make funerary arrangements, and yet, this is one of the most important […]
December 28, 2020

Mistakes to Avoid when Transporting Remains

Having someone die far from home and far from where they wanted to be laid to rest can add even more stress to the process of […]
December 21, 2020

Is Embalming a Good Option?

There will be many decisions you need to make when you lose a loved one. If you are thinking about burying them, you will want to […]
December 18, 2020

Memorial Service Tips

Making arrangements for a memorial service is not something that is easy to do when dealing with grief. It can take a lot of planning and […]
December 15, 2020

Stockings for Soldiers & Wreaths Across America

We at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service are incredibly grateful for the strong men and women who serve our country as members of our military. This […]
December 7, 2020

How to Choose a Headstone

When making funerary arrangements for a burial, something that you want to consider is the kind of marker that you want for the grave. There are […]
November 23, 2020

Questions We Ask Ourselves after a Death

Losing a loved one can leave a hole and lots of questions. These questions can start weighing people down and making it more difficult to get […]
November 16, 2020

When is Grief Counseling Needed?

A mourning period is normal after losing someone you love, but there are some signs to look for that can mean that you need a bit […]
November 9, 2020

Steps for Planning a Celebration of Life

Not every family feels comfortable offering a loved one who has passed away a funeral or memorial service. There are other options available and if your […]
November 3, 2020

What to Include in a Grief Care Package

It can be difficult to know what to do when you see a loved one going through a difficult time after a death. There are some […]
November 1, 2020

All Saints’ Day in the Modern Age

A new month has begun. Winter is approaching, and with it comes shorter days and longer nights. The dying of the light makes many a person […]
October 26, 2020

The Many Benefits of Direct Cremation Services

Deciding on the kind of cremation that you want for a loved one is something that should take some time and consideration. You do not want […]
October 19, 2020

What to Know About Mausoleums

Mausoleums are an option that can be perfect for many families who have lost a loved one. It can be an alternative to a traditional burial […]
October 12, 2020

Coping with the Death of a Child

There is perhaps nothing as terrible as losing your child. People do not know how to face this kind of loss and they can find it […]
October 6, 2020

Dos and Do Nots of Funeral Planning

If you have lost a loved one and are getting ready to make arrangements for their funeral or memorial service, you want to know how to […]
October 1, 2020

Saying Farewell From Far Away

It has been months, and yet we still find ourselves in the midst of “unprecedented times.” As the world continues to grapple with the effects and […]
September 28, 2020

How to Easily Plan a Reception

When you start thinking about making funerary arrangements for a loved one, one of the things that you have to consider is the reception for after […]
September 21, 2020

Attending a Visitation

Many families choose to have a visitation a day or two before the funeral or memorial service of a loved one. It can be a good […]
September 14, 2020

Mistakes to Avoid with Memorial Displays

When getting ready to plan a service for a loved one who has passed away, it can be a good idea to know how to make […]
September 7, 2020

Grave Markers: What to Know

There are many kinds of grave markers to choose from and this can mean that it is not always easy to know which option is the […]
August 29, 2020

What to Say to Your Child When Their Hero Dies

On Friday, August 28, the shocking death of actor Chadwick Boseman was revealed to the world. He was only 43 years old, but during his all-too-brief […]
August 24, 2020

Common Eulogy Mistakes

One of the things that you may not be sure of how to even begin is writing the eulogy for a loved one who has passed […]
August 17, 2020

How to Start Planning a Service

Choosing to have a funeral or memorial service for a loved one is something that can be beneficial for everyone. Not only are you honoring your […]
August 10, 2020

Preplanning: What to Know

Making funerary arrangements after a death is always tough and this is why lots of people lately are choosing to preplan their services. You can ensure […]
August 2, 2020

Viewings 101

There are many different kinds of funerary services and one of these is a viewing. A viewing allows you to see the person one last time […]
July 27, 2020

Preparing a Child for a Service

Attending a memorial service can be difficult for everyone, and this includes children. If you have a child and are wondering how to help them prepare […]
July 20, 2020

Benefits of Attending a Service

Everything after the death of a loved one can seem more difficult to do and this can mean that the thought of attending the funeral or […]
July 13, 2020

Proactive Grief Help

Going through the grief that comes after a loss can be exhausting and can leave you feeling helpless. You may not be certain of how to […]
July 10, 2020

Funeral Procession Etiquette

After a funeral service, it is traditional to have a procession of cars accompany the body to the cemetery where they will be laid to rest. […]
July 7, 2020
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Thank You for a Successful Blood Drive!

During the last week of June Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service hosted a community blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. Our goal for […]
June 22, 2020

Funerary Services in Isolation

If you have lost a loved one and are worried about not being able to offer them the kind of honor they need during these difficult […]
June 15, 2020

What to know About Funerary Services for Veterans

For those who have recently lost a loved one who was a veteran, having a clear idea of what options are available can make the process […]
June 8, 2020

Unique Options for Cremated Remains

Choosing what to do with the cremated remains of a loved one can take some consideration. For some people, it can feel wrong to just place […]
June 3, 2020

Give Blood, Save Lives

Did you know that a single unit of donated blood can save up to three lives? Yet the American Red Cross is currently facing a huge […]
June 1, 2020

Dos and Do Nots of Transporting Remains

Losing a loved one is always a difficult thing to go through and making arrangements can be complicated, but it can be even more so if […]
May 25, 2020

Common Scams after a Death

There are all manner of things to worry about after the death of a loved one and, unfortunately, watching out for disreputable people is one of […]
May 18, 2020

Transporting a Casket

The logistics of planning funerary services for a loved one can be stressful. There are lots of guidelines in place if you are looking to transport […]
May 11, 2020

Dos and Do Nots of Planning a Wake

Funeral and memorial services can be enhanced by having a wake. A wake allows people to mingle and to have the closure they need after the […]
May 4, 2020

How to Help a Child Attend a Service

A funeral or memorial service can offer people the kind of closure they need after a death. This is the case with children, as well. If […]
April 27, 2020

Dos and Do Nots of Planning a Memorial

Having to make arrangements for a loved one who has died is always difficult because you have to do all of these things while dealing with […]
April 20, 2020

Preplanning Things to Know

Preplanning funerary services is something that more people are turning to and that can make a big difference in the kind of stress that your family […]
April 13, 2020

Memorial Service Outfit Guidelines

People tend not to be certain about what to wear to a funeral or memorial service. This can create more stress than is necessary and it […]
April 6, 2020

Having a Final Wishes Talk

One of the most difficult conversations to have with loved ones is about your final wishes. You may be wanting to talk about this but are […]
March 29, 2020

What to Know about Planning a Memorial

Losing a loved one can feel even more difficult if you are the person who has to worry about putting together a memorial service. If this […]
March 23, 2020

Even During Uncertain Times, Morrissett is Here For You

A lot of changes have happened in our world in just a few short weeks. In light of these current events Morrissett has made some changes […]
March 16, 2020

How to Deliver a Eulogy

Being invited to deliver a eulogy for a loved one is something that can be cathartic and that can really help people heal after a loss. […]
March 12, 2020

How to Speak about a Death

If you have learned of the death of a loved one and you are now the person in charge of letting others in your family know, […]
March 8, 2020

Valentines for Veterans & Caregiver Appreciation Day

We have been very busy at Morrissett the past few weeks striving to show our appreciation toward those whose hard work & positive contributions help support […]
March 2, 2020

Reception Planning Mistakes to Avoid

A reception after a funeral or memorial service is a very common option. It allows people to mingle and offer each other the comfort they need […]
February 24, 2020

Traveling with Cremated Remains

It can happen that a loved one dies abroad or that you have to transport them to the place where they will be laid to rest. […]
February 17, 2020

Planning a Celebration of Life

There are many options that you can choose when preparing a funeral or memorial service for your loved one. One of these options is a celebration […]
February 12, 2020

Saving Money on Cremation Services

When working on choosing cremation services for a loved one, you may be worried about the cost. If you have a limited budget, you will want […]
February 10, 2020

Service of Remembrance for Unclaimed Persons

On a cold day at the end of January the staff of Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service gathered together in an effort to add some warmth […]
February 3, 2020
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Delivering a Eulogy Calmly

If you have been asked to give a eulogy for a loved one and you are worried about crying and being very upset while you do […]
January 28, 2020

Finding the Casket You Need

There are many steps that you will have to take when you start planning the funerary services for a loved one. One of these, if you […]
January 27, 2020

Celebrating 150 Years of Service to the Community at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service

This February will mark the 150th year of operation at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service. We are proud of our long tradition of serving families and […]
January 20, 2020

Dos and Do Nots of Preplanning Cremation Services

It can be a wonderful thing to do for your family to preplan your funerary services. Most people are aware that funerary services of all kinds […]
January 13, 2020

Cremation Service Options

Most people have an idea of what cremation services are like, but they do not realize that there are different options you can choose from. As […]
January 6, 2020

The Most Effective Ways of Finding a Funeral Home

For people who are getting ready to make funerary arrangements but are not sure of how to find the provider they need, there are some tips […]
December 23, 2019

Writing a Death Notice

There will be many things you may be called on to do if you have recently lost a loved one. This is not easy on anyone, […]
December 16, 2019

What Makes for a Good Funeral Home?

People tend to think that all providers of funerary services are the same and that they can all offer the kind of services that you want […]
December 9, 2019

Cremation Service FAQs

As you start to decide on the kind of funerary services that you want for your loved one, it can make a difference to have the […]
December 2, 2019

How to Prepare a Child for a Service

Everyone benefits from a funeral or memorial service, including children. The ritual of the service can provide the kind of closure that they need and allows […]
November 30, 2019

When Everything is Different at Christmas

Everything changes when someone we love dies. Which is strange, because the rest of the world keeps rolling along, same as it ever was. Yet to […]
November 25, 2019

Saving Money on Funerary Expenses

For those who have lost a loved one, there is the grief of the loss to consider as well as the stress of having to make […]
November 18, 2019

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Funeral Home

No matter what kind of funerary services you want for a loved one who has passed away, you need to have the right funeral home helping […]
November 11, 2019

Speaking about Death with Your Child

As you struggle with your own loss and grief after a death in the family, it can be very important to ensure that your child is […]
November 6, 2019

Are Mausoleums a Good Option?

If you are thinking of offering a loved one a traditional burial, you will want to keep in mind that there are mausoleum options. For many […]
November 2, 2019

How to Help Children Prepare for the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one often occurs unexpectedly, but sometimes there is an opportunity to prepare. During those final days there can seem to be […]
October 28, 2019

What to Expect from Full Cremation Services

If you are planning on having a loved one cremated and you have decided on a full cremation, you may not be certain of what that […]
October 21, 2019

What to Say at a Funeral

It is not an easy thing to attend a funeral service, especially if you have never done so before. It can be tough to know what […]
October 14, 2019

Tips for a Home Viewing

If you have lost a loved one and are planning on having them cremated, you may be considering whether or not to have a viewing before […]
October 7, 2019

How to Have Green Funerary Services

If you are someone who is concerned with impacting the environment in a negative manner or if you have a loved one who died who was […]
October 2, 2019

Helping Children Feel Connected to Those Who are Gone

It is challenging to lose a loved one. That grief is compounded when you are a parent to a child who may not remember them when […]
September 23, 2019

What to Know About Cremation Services

Deciding what funerary services to choose for a loved one who has died is not always a simple process. Many times, this can be because there […]
September 16, 2019

Deciding on a Cemetery

When you choose traditional burial services for a loved one, you will need to carefully decide on the cemetery in which to purchase a plot. This […]
September 10, 2019

How to Write a Touching Eulogy

When you start making arrangements for a loved one who has died, you need to consider whether you will be having a memorial or funeral service. […]
September 6, 2019

The Importance of Self-Care

When death occurs it is usually accompanied by an onset of activity and emotion. There are decisions that must be made, places to go, and people […]
August 31, 2019

What Not to Do when Choosing a Funeral Home

If you have lost a loved one and you are getting ready to start making funerary arrangements, one of the most important things you need to […]
August 26, 2019

What People Do Not Tell You About Grief

You may have heard many things about the process of mourning and grieving, but there are lot of things that people do not mention. If you […]
August 19, 2019

Speaking about Death

No one enjoys speaking about their own death, and loved ones do not like to hear this kind of conversation. All of this adds up to […]
August 12, 2019

What to Ask a Cremation Provider

When starting to make funerary arrangements for a loved one, one of the most important things that you can do is to hire the provider that […]
August 5, 2019

The Holidays After a Death

It is difficult enough to manage everyday life after a death, but it can be even more complicated and tough when a holiday comes up. Holidays […]
August 1, 2019

What No One Tells You About Grief

Everyone experiences grief, but everyone also experiences it differently. Death and loss and the feelings that occur are subjects that are not often discussed. As a […]
July 22, 2019

Misconceptions About Grieving

Going through a loss can be even more difficult if you are not sure about the mourning process. What is normal and what is not? People […]
July 15, 2019

Being a Pallbearer

If you have been asked to be a pallbearer at a funeral service, you may be wondering about the process and what is expected of you. […]
July 8, 2019

Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing a Cremations Provider

One of the things that can make the loss of a loved one even more difficult is not having the right people helping you with the […]
July 1, 2019
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What to Know About Grief

Suffering a loss can be a harrowing experience that causes all manner of emotional trauma. Grief can feel insurmountable, but this is not the case. It […]
June 24, 2019

What to Bring to the Funeral Home

Planning funerary services requires expert help, which a funeral home will be ready to provide. To begin the process, however, they will need certain things from […]
June 17, 2019

Tips for Hosting a Funeral Reception

After a funeral or memorial service, most people expect a reception. A reception usually offers refreshments in the form of finger foods and drinks, and it […]
June 10, 2019

The Right Cremation Services for Your Needs

If you have lost a loved one and you are considering cremation services, it is vital that you know about the options you have. Many people […]
June 3, 2019

Death in Another Country

Dealing with the death of a loved one is always complicated, but it can be even more so if the person died in another country. Repatriation […]
May 27, 2019

Signs You Need to Find a Different Funeral Home

Funerary arrangements in general are complex and require the guidance of a funeral home or cremation provider. If you have recently lost a loved one and […]
May 20, 2019

Ways of Saving Money When Planning a Cremation

The costs of funerary services can add up. Between burial and cremation, cremation tends to be the option that costs less, so many people who are […]
May 16, 2019

Forgive Me – Forgive You

1 Corinthians 13:5 says, “Love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do.” As a pastor, it wasn’t uncommon when counseling a couple that one […]
May 13, 2019

What to Know When Purchasing a Casket

It is not an easy thing to go through to lose a loved one. Not only do you have your own loss to worry about, but […]
May 4, 2019

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

It is common to find ourselves at a loss for words when someone we care about has experienced the death of a loved one. It can […]
May 1, 2019

How to Find a Great Cremations Provider

Choosing a cremations provider is not always a simple task, especially when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one. To make certain that […]
April 22, 2019

What Not to Say to Those Grieving

Knowing what to say to a loved one who is struggling with grief can be essential if you want to offer real comfort. This can be […]
April 17, 2019

Alone, But Not Alone

Those in the grip of grief know that certain times of the year are difficult. Wedding anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas time, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can […]
April 15, 2019

How to Get Help Paying for a Service

Funerary services are expensive, whether you choose cremation or burial. If you are having trouble paying for the services that you want for your loved one, […]
April 8, 2019

Ways to Honor Veterans

If your loved one served their country, it is important to honor their life and death with a service that befits their lives. By taking time […]
April 2, 2019

Happiness after Death and Loss

Emotions can be complicated, and our feelings are not simple or easily labeled when someone we love dies. There is sadness, there is grief. There may […]
April 1, 2019

Announcing a Death to Loved Ones

It is never easy to lose someone you love. If you have recently gone through this, one of the most difficult things to do is to […]
March 25, 2019

Funeral Procession Etiquette

If you will be attending a funeral service and you will take part in the procession that comes after it, in which either people drive or […]
March 18, 2019

How to Select Pallbearers

The carrying of the casket to the hearse that will take it to the burial location after the funeral service is done by people called pallbearers. […]
March 17, 2019

The Family Mess

There are two events that bring families together – weddings and funerals. Both reveal much about the dysfunctional family. Weddings can produce a temporary armistice on […]
March 11, 2019

Memorial Service Ideas

The memorial service that you have for your loved one should be as unique as they were. People tend to think that services have to be […]
March 5, 2019

The Holidays after a Loss

The holidays can bring back a lot of memories of someone you loved who is no longer with you. This can make it a debilitating time […]
March 2, 2019

Grief and Time

"Time heals all wounds" is a phrase that most of us have heard. It is also something that many would say is not actually true. Those who have suffered the death of a close loved one know the truth~ some wounds never heal. We just learn how to live with them. Then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, all those feelings can come rushing back and threaten to overwhlem us.
February 25, 2019

How to Handle Death Anniversaries

Each year when the anniversary of a death comes around, it can be tough to get through the day. Many people feel the overwhelming grief they […]
February 19, 2019

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room February 19, 2019 As a Pastor and Certified Celebrant, I have encountered many families plunged into a river of grief. Sitting […]
February 18, 2019

What a Funeral Home Should be Able to Provide

After experiencing a loss, you will need to have experts on your side, helping you make the necessary arrangements. This is where a funeral home and […]
February 11, 2019

What Not to Say to Grieving Families

If you know someone who has recently lost a loved one, you may not know how to offer your condolences appropriately. It is normal for people […]
February 4, 2019

How to Write a Sympathy Card

It is always a very thoughtful gesture to send a sympathy card to someone who is going through a loss. There are lots of options to […]
February 1, 2019

A Safe Place to Grieve

The great author Maya Angelou wrote~   When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with […]
January 28, 2019

Qualities a Funeral Home Director Should Possess

After a death, you will require the help of a variety of people but one of the most crucial will be the funeral home director. A […]
January 21, 2019

Helping a Child Through Grief

If you know a child who has lost someone that they love, even a pet, it can be tough to see them struggling with grief. Like […]
January 17, 2019

Primal Scream

The human body is wired with an organic alarm system Our emotional alarms are triggered by different stimulus. Go to a rock concert or a Redskins […]
January 14, 2019

Funeral Mistakes to Avoid

Making arrangements for a loved one who has died can feel overwhelming. The process can take time and it can be stressful when dealing with grief […]
January 9, 2019

Giving a Eulogy

A eulogy is an important part of any memorial or funeral service. It allows you to express what the person who is gone meant to you […]
January 3, 2019

Ghosts of Christmas Past

I have experienced this feeling before. Grief. Emptiness. Longing for someone or something that wasn’t there. Wondering where the magic was hiding in the midst of […]
December 24, 2018

Ask These Questions When Considering Cremation Services

Deciding between traditional burial and cremation can be a complex decision, especially if you are making the decision for someone else. It is important to take into […]
December 17, 2018

Arranging a Cremation

Cremations have become as common as traditional burials these days. There are a lot of reasons for this, including affordability, the speed of the service, and […]
December 10, 2018

Preparing for Unexpected Deaths

Preparing for a death is harrowing, but it can many times much more difficult to have an unexpected death in the family. There are ways to […]
December 3, 2018

What to Know About Burial Insurance

For people who think ahead and who want to ensure that everything is set when they pass away, one option to consider is getting burial insurance. […]
December 1, 2018

Christmas Without You

“I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you, I’ll be so blue just thinking about you. Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree, won’t be the […]
November 26, 2018

Questions to Ask When Choosing Cremation Services

Although cremations have become more common, there are people who still have concerns about the process or who might feel that it is not the best […]
November 19, 2018

Unique Funeral Guestbook Ideas

Having a beautiful funeral service usually involves giving people the chance to leave messages behind in a guestbook. People tend to think that the guestbook for […]
November 15, 2018

The Most Important Person In the Room

There is a difference between power and authority; importance and influence. Being a funeral director is about authority and influence. The best example of this is […]
November 12, 2018

Helping Yourself Through Grief

Grief can be debilitating, making everything you do seem impossible. This is why it is so important to take care of yourself as you go through […]
November 5, 2018

Planning a Pet Funeral

Pets are a large part of many homes and families. If you have recently had one die, then you know how devastating it can be, especially […]
November 2, 2018

I Want You to Say Their Name, Even if it Makes Me Cry

  During a recent conversation with a friend I shared a fond memory of her teenage son who passed away several months ago. There was a […]
October 22, 2018

Dealing with Grief as a Caregiver

Being a caregiver is not easy for anyone, but it can be devastating when the person you cared for passes away. Most people know how to […]
October 16, 2018
“Ch-Ch-Chang-es”                                                   […]
October 15, 2018

Why It is Never too Early to Preplan

These days, one of the most common things that Richmond, VA funeral home and cremations providers see is that people are choosing to preplan their funerary arrangements. This is […]
October 8, 2018

Cemetery FAQs

If a loved one has died and you have decided on a traditional burial, find a great cemetery is essential. This can be easy if you […]
October 3, 2018

How to Purchase a Headstone

Most people focus a lot on purchasing a plot, a casket, and choosing the funeral home they will be using after the death of a loved […]
September 30, 2018

My Grandfather’s Hands

My grandfather’s hands played a prominent role in my childhood. His hands were strong, and I spent many bright afternoons outside watching him chop wood for […]
September 24, 2018

Cremation vs. Traditional Burial and What You Need to Know

If a loved one has passed away without leaving any information about what they would like to be done with their body, this responsibility can fall […]
September 20, 2018

The Best Tips on How to Choose a Columbarium after a Cremation

Cremation has become more common these days, which is why there are more options about what to do with the cremated remains. For people who want […]
September 10, 2018

How to Plan a Life Celebration with the Help of a Funeral Home

The honoring of a loved one after their death does not always have to be a sad, somber event. If your loved one was a gregarious person who […]
September 5, 2018

The Differences Between Various Types of Funeral and Memorial Services

When you begin to think of the way to honor a loved one, one of the first things to know is what type of memorial or funeral […]
September 1, 2018

Death, Anger, and Forgiveness

Life is complicated. Death is complicated. Living after the death of someone you love is incredibly complicated. Even if there was time to “prepare,” a person […]
August 20, 2018

Paperwork a Funeral Home or Cremation Provider will Need from You

When you have suffered a loss, making funerary arrangements during this difficult time, and knowing exactly what kind of paperwork you will need to present the […]
August 20, 2018

What Funeral Home and Cremation Fees You can Expect to Pay

Funeral homes and cremation providers may charge fees that vary from one company to another. This is why knowing what to expect in terms of fees […]
August 16, 2018

More Questions Than Answers

                “More Questions Than Answers”                Funny the way it is, if you […]
August 13, 2018

Making Arrangements with a Funeral Home or Cremations Provider

The death of someone you love will always be difficult. You will have grief to contend with and you will be dealing with the rest of […]
August 6, 2018

What to Consider When Buying a Casket from a Funeral Home

If you and your family have lost a loved one and are starting the process of making funerary arrangements, then burial is one option that you […]
July 31, 2018

Not Alone

“All my friends are dead!” Those heartbreaking words were uttered by a lifelong family friend as we stood together at the the coffin where my grandmother’s […]
July 23, 2018

Matoaca, VA Cremation Service: Helping a Spouse Through Grief

Having a loved one go through a mourning period can be heartbreaking. Most people do not know how to best offer comfort when it comes to […]
July 17, 2018

How to BE Angry

“How to BE Angry” What do we do with anger? The issue isn’t if we will get angry, because, if you’re human you will get angry. […]
July 16, 2018

How to Read an Amelia, VA Funeral Home Services Price List

After a loved one dies, it can be very important to start getting information on the funeral arrangements you want for them. Checking prices and services […]
July 9, 2018

Have You Chosen the Right Funeral Home in Bon Air, VA?

A loved one who has passed on is always a hardship. Grief can be debilitating and can make everyday tasks difficult. This is why having a […]
July 3, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions for Cremations in Colonial Heights, VA

Cremations have become much more common in the past few decades. This is because people have realized that it can be a less costly alternative than […]
July 1, 2018

The Death of a Parent

When we are children our parents care for us. Eventually many people find themselves in a position of caring for ailing parents and eventually losing them. […]
June 25, 2018

Finances After a Death: What to Know

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, a lot of things can remain undone. This can involve finances which can affect the entire family and which can […]
June 18, 2018

Facts to Know About Green Funerary Options

After a loved one has died, many people struggle to decide what the best option for their deceased loved one is. There are all manner of […]
June 11, 2018

Everything You Want to Know About Embalming

One of the processes that is least talked about when it comes to the arrangements necessary after a loved one dies is embalming. Although burials and […]
June 4, 2018

Choosing the Right Flowers for a Funeral

Having flowers in a funeral can add the kind of beauty and tranquility that people who are grieving need. There are lots of options when it […]
June 1, 2018

Letters to Mr. Goss

This is the story of how scores of students rallied in support of one of their former High School teachers because they wanted to show him […]
May 28, 2018

Why Having a Funeral is Important

Planning a funeral for a loved one can be stressful. This is because you will be dealing with grief as well as making all of the […]
May 21, 2018

The Steps to Choosing the Right Funeral Home in Richmond, VA

After the death of a loved one, one of the best things to do is to start planning and making arrangements. This can aid grief and […]
May 16, 2018

Forgiving the Dead

“Forgiving the Dead”  Much has been written over the years about forgiveness. Pulpits have resounded with the biblical premise of forgiving our enemies. Self help books […]
May 14, 2018

The Many Kinds of Urns Options

When deciding on cremation, whether preplanning your own or arranging for a loved one after their death, one of the things to consider is the kind […]
May 7, 2018

The Benefits of Choosing Cremation

If a loved one passes without leaving behind the kind of arrangements that they would prefer for their remains, it will fall to the family to […]
May 1, 2018

When Grief is Complicated

Losing someone we love at the end of their life is an incredibly difficult and painful experience. When someone dies those closest to them are faced […]
April 30, 2018

How to Add Unique Touches to a Funeral Service

When we think of funerals, most of us have a very clear picture in our minds. It is usually a sober event with readings and music. […]
April 23, 2018

Helping Children Deal with Grief After a Loved One Dies

If it is difficult for an adult to deal with death, it is even more so for a child. Children, depending on their age, might not […]
April 17, 2018

The “Big Why”

The Big “Why”? She is surrounded by family as her tired, frail, ninety-five-year-old body can no longer go on. Her family grieves, yet, understands. Another family […]
April 16, 2018

Finding the Right Columbarium Niche

When a loved one has chosen to be cremated or if you have decided that this is the best option for the deceased, one of the […]
April 9, 2018