Death to some is the finality of one's life. However, the Bible holds firm a hope of restoring earth and mankind back to God's original purpose. The Dead, are not suffering but is as in a deep-sleep. (Eccl. 9:5). No harm comes to the dead. We do have fond memories of our love ones. The memories are with us to cherish.
That is why it is so important to let the "living" know how you feel about them - do not let death come upon them - and then you remember all of the loving words you could have said and all of the caring things you could have done. Love them now - while they are here!!
When we become overwhelm with emotions due to the loss of a love one - (if you have a spiritual foundation) turn to the Bible for comfort. God is always there to hear and to listen to your petition. Death can also bring you closer to God (James 4:8) We can be confident that the invitation extented to us by God will bring us the upmost comfort in trying times.