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T.C. Goodwin commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Music for Funerals and Memorial Services
" At my place of worship we play Kingdom Melodies... We often play the decease favorite melody....An example is the song "He Will Call" He will call the dead will answer They shall live at his command For he will have a longing For the…"
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Music for Funerals and Memorial Services

Q. When my time comes, I would like to have music played at my funeral. Is music acceptable at services in all religions? Can you suggest some appropriate choices?Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times when survivors chanted to appease the spirits. Ancient Roman funeral processions included both…See More
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Music for Funerals and Memorial Services

Q. When my time comes, I would like to have music played at my funeral. Is music acceptable at services in all religions? Can you suggest some appropriate choices?Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times when survivors chanted to appease the spirits. Ancient Roman funeral processions included both…See More
Aug 3
T.C. Goodwin commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post After a Family Rift, Should You Go to the Funeral or Memorial Service?
"I like the option of writing a note or sending flowers. I think its important to try to make peace as soon as possible even though you may be right and they are wrong.We should never allow Satan to divide our families or friends. We should make…"
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Sincere Condolences

By Florence Isaacs

My Deepest Sympathies...Florence Isaacs is a freelance journalist and author of many books, including My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies.

 

Florence gives tips on writing sincere and thoughtful sympathy notes and answers questions about condolence and eulogy writing, funeral etiquette and more in Sincere Condolences, her original monthly column for LegacyConnect. In her new blog Widow in the World, Florence – a widow herself – offers advice to bereaved spouses and partners.

 

If you have a question for Florence, please email her at fisaacs@florenceisaacs.com.

 

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Music for Funerals and Memorial Services

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 12:15pm 2 Comments

Q. When my time comes, I would like to have music played at my funeral. Is music acceptable at services in all religions? Can you suggest some appropriate choices?

Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times when…

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After a Family Rift, Should You Go to the Funeral or Memorial Service?

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Q. My aunt just died, and I want to attend the funeral. However, I haven’t spoken to my cousin (her son) for several years after a series of arguments. What should I do? I’m afraid he’ll be annoyed to see me there or even challenge me.

Funerals and memorial services are meant to be healing rituals for survivors that bring us together to share the loss of a loved one. But that doesn’t happen if the bereaved are…

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Who Pays for the Funeral? Defining 'Immediate Family'

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Q. A friend of mine has been asked to help pay for the funeral of a cousin she was never close to. Somehow it doesn't seem right, especially when the bereaved are not exactly poor. Whatever happened to families taking responsibility for such costs? And how can my friend handle this situation without feeling…

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Funeral Flowers: What's Too Much ... or Not Enough

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Q. My siblings and I are bickering over how much to spend for flowers at our mother's funeral. It's, "What do we need flowers for? They're a waste of money" – all the way to, "Let's fill the chapel." What do other people do?

Which people…

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