Every service is different and unique for the life that is being celebrated, but there are some guidelines that can lead you to the right words to share with friends, family and acquaintances of your loved one. Unless your passed loved one has pre-planned his or her funeral arrangements, the bereaved will be responsible for selecting the perfect words to be spoken at the services.
Consider your loved one’s religious beliefs
If your loved one belonged to a church or specific faith, you might talk to a religious leader to select traditionally read psalms or readings for their services. While religious faith and customs may differ among family members planning the funeral service, it is important to remember that the service is intended to honor the deceased and their beliefs.
Speak from personal experiences
Whether you are delivering a formal eulogy or simply sharing a few words to honor the deceased, it is best to reflect on the meaningful experiences you have shared together. Speaking from the heart and sharing stories that are special to you will allow others to share in the joyful memories of your loved one’s life rather than dwelling on the sadness of the occasion.
Keep the eulogy simple
Creating a eulogy may appear to be overwhelming for some, but the eulogy can be a simple, short expression of love for the deceased. Instead of writing every word of your talk ahead of time, you might reduce the stress of the situation by jotting down some phrases and stories to include in your speech so that you have a guide to help you deliver a more natural and heartfelt eulogy.
At Friedrich Jones Funeral Home, you can plan the perfect funeral service and eulogy to honor your lost loved one with the help of the Friedrich-Jones family. With nearly a century of service in funeral planning, the Friedrich-Jones family is available 24/7 to provide the support and guidance that your family needs in times of grief. You can contact Friedrich Jones Funeral Home in Naperville by calling 630-355-0213.