Whether you’re the closest to the person who passed on, or you’re just enough removed that you can handle the situation, you’ve been asked to deliver a eulogy at the Lancaster, NC funeral home. If the person has been cremated, it could be a memorial service that you are attending. Either way, you want your message to be one that speaks to everyone in attendance. How do you do it? Use these tips to help you through the situation and to the other side with a memorable eulogy behind you.
Start Gathering Info Early
You don’t always have a lot of time before a funeral occurs, but if it’s a memorial service, you could have more. Start as early as you can gathering your thoughts and jot things down when they come to you, whether it’s encouraging lines or details about the deceased. The more information you have, the easier it will be to organize when the time comes.
Talk To Others
Even if you are one of the closest people to the one who passed on, everyone who will attend the memorial service or funeral knew them in some way or another. Some may know them in a completely different way than you do. Talk to those who will attend and ask for stories about your loved one. You might hear things you didn’t expect or something that would be good to share with others. If you’re going to use someone’s story, make sure you ask permission first.
Write It Out
While you might like to memorize your eulogy and give it without notes, you never know how you’re going to feel in that moment. Having a written eulogy gives you something to fall back on if you get emotional. You can also have someone else step in and read what you wrote if you are unable to speak through tears. It will still be your words and your thoughts either way.
Remember The Positive
Funerals and memorial services are often very sad, but that doesn’t mean your eulogy has to be filled with grief. Share uplifting, fun stories that relay the spirit and personality behind your loved one. Don’t focus on the illness that caused their death, but rather how they had a knack for making everyone who crossed their path smile.
No matter how many tips you get, writing a eulogy to deliver at a Lancaster, NC funeral home and cremation service provider is never going to be easy. Do your best to honor your loved one’s memory and you can’t go wrong. If you need help getting things lined up, contact Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services at (704) 846-3771 or visit us at 3700 Forest Lawn Dr Matthews, NC 28104. We’re here to help you with every detail and we can even give you help regarding writing a eulogy that is fitting for the type of service you are going to have. We’re compassionate and we’re here for you every step of the way.