Funeral Service Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on January 4, 2021 by Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home under Funeral Homes
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When the time comes to plan a funeral service with a funeral home serving Richmond, TX residents, you’ll want to make sure that your deceased loved one gets a fitting final send-off. COVID-19 has had a negative impact on virtually everyone. In fact, not even the grieving have been spared. You won’t, for instance, be able to pack a church or chapel, full of people. The reason for this is that governments have put caps on gatherings whether indoors or outdoors.

Here’s a look at some of the things you can do to give your loved one a fitting final send-off even in these trying times.

Live Stream the Funeral Service

One option is to live stream the funeral service. Since the number of people who can congregate in a church is limited due to COVID-19 measures, live streaming is a good option. You and your family will have to decide who will be able to attend in person. After the invite list has been drawn up, you can then let other people know that they can take part via a live stream. This will ensure that people can be part of the event even if they’re unable to do so in person. It’s also a godsend option for family members and friends who have pre-existing conditions that make them more susceptible not only to getting COVID-19, but also to experiencing serious complications. You can ask the funeral director at a funeral home whether they offer the live streaming option or will allow you to bring in the technology needed to conduct the live stream.

Plan Multiple Memorials…But Limit the Group Sizes

Another way to compensate for the limit in gathering sizes is to hold several small memorials. They can be small gatherings in a family home – limited to members of each respective household. You might want to postpone a memorial service for a while to see if the coronavirus situation improves to the extent that larger gatherings are permitted. Another option is to hold a virtual memorial where the group size won’t matter due to the virtual nature of the memorial service. If you use your imagination and are willing to compromise, you and yours can still do something that honors the deceased and that provides a means of healing for the mourning.

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The most important thing for you to consider is that funeral homes serving Richmond, TX families and individuals are ready, willing, and able to help you during this pandemic. In particular, we’re taking measures to ensure the safety of you, your family, and our staff. So if you have any questions about what we’re doing to keep everyone safe, get in touch. We’re a professional death care services provider that is dedicated to helping customers with planning cremation services and funeral services. Allow us to help you arrange the best possible final send-off for your deceased loved one. If you’d like to preplan for your own body disposition, we can help you with that as well. For the help you need, get in touch by phone or pay us a visit.

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