The death of a member of the family is sure to bring intense pain and heartbreak to the other family members. Sometimes the pain is so strong that the surviving family members are overcome by grief and they feel as if the world has just stopped revolving. There’s nothing wrong with grieving. However, bereaved family members must also take the opportunity presented by the unfortunate event to commemorate the life of their loved one and pay him a fitting funeral tribute.
There actually are a lot of ways a family can pay tribute to a member who passed away. The most common is through a memorial service. Almost everyone from all walks of life, no matter what religion they practice, prepare a memorial service for their departed loved ones although the way the service is conducted varies depending on several factors like cultural customs and traditions, family budget and belief of the deceased.
This type of funeral tribute often includes prayers for the repose of the soul, a eulogy which is normally delivered by an immediate family member, and funeral readings which can be done by close friends and relatives and in some cases, the offering of songs or hymns. All materials used for all these are usually chosen by the bereaved family or, if the death was something anticipated, the person who died could have chosen the reading materials and songs to be offered during his service in advance.
On the whole, it doesn’t really matter how the bereaved family decides to hold the funeral tribute. What matters is that they did so in remembrance of their deceased loved one and to honor his memory in the most fitting way possible.