At Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory in Wagoner, OK, they help clients plan wonderful memorial services to honor the deceased. If you recently lost a loved one and you’re looking for creative ways to honor their memory, the compassionate staff at Shipman's will help you plan a custom service that allows you to do just that.
5 Ways to Honor Loved Ones During Memorial Services
1. Read a Poem
If there is a poem or a book excerpt that reminds you of your loved one, you can read it at the memorial service. This will be a beautiful way to comfort those around you while honoring your loved one at the same time.
2. Arrange a Custom Bouquet
Many people send flowers to the funeral home after someone passes. If you’d like to take part in this custom, why not design a flower arrangement that contains the deceased’s favorite flowers and favorite colors as a special tribute?
3. Play a Special Song
If there’s a song that reminds you of your loved one or was a particular favorite, and it will comfort those who are mourning, consider playing it at the memorial service.
4. Christen a Tree
If you want to plant a tree in your loved one’s honor, you can christen the sapling at the memorial service. This is an excellent way to include everyone who is at the service in your gesture, even if they cannot attend the actual planting. Putting a comfortable bench with a plaque bearing the name of your loved one invites people to enjoy some respite while there.
5. Share Stories
During the memorial service, having people come to the front and share personal stories of the deceased is a wonderful way to celebrate their life. While funerals and memorial services can be somber affairs, people will be smiling as stories remind them of wonderful times spent with your loved one. If you have any photos of the two of you or the deceased by themselves, bring them for family and friends to enjoy. They’ll welcome the memories these photos illicit.
If you recently lost a loved one and you want to plan a beautiful memorial service, turn to Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory. They are located in Wagoner, OK, but they also have a second location with an onsite crematorium in Muskogee. Visit their website to learn more about their memorial services, and call (918) 485-9525 to discuss your family’s needs today.