The pandemic this past year has left people scrambling for ways to handle their grief while also dealing with the many social distancing restrictions during an already difficult time. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen families hold small, live streamed, private services while others have chosen to not hold a service at all in hopes of there being an end to the pandemic in which a public service could later be held. Over the past year at Mayes Ward, we have watched families struggle with making the right decision for their family.
With the struggles of the past year and the frustrations that we are continuing to witness, the advice we would like to give families is that it is never too late to hold a proper memorial service or celebration for a loved one. There is no time stamp on holding a memorial service after a loved one passes. We are here to assist you in putting together memorials or celebrations of life for your loved one and to help you process your grief no matter what the timeframe may be.
There is no expiration date for honoring a loved one’s life.
While you may not have been able to hold the traditional funeral service you may have been hoping for, you can still properly honor a loved one by just having their presence felt.
~ Sarah Driskell