Help to begin the grieving process. No matter how prepared for death we think we are, when we lose someone close to us, we find ourselves unprepared for the loss. We need to discover how important that person was to us. The funeral gives us permission to grieve.
Help us to realize and appreciate the connection our loved one had established with others. Funeral visitations provide a chance to talk, and share memories. We gather with family and friends and say “this life was important, this life touched mine”.