We understand that discussing or pre-arranging funerals is not a welcomed subject for most people. Some even question if funerals are really necessary or desirable. We joke about the fact that we see each other only at weddings and funerals. Both events are milestones in our lives, like birthdays and other important occasions. We observe them because they fulfill certain very strong human needs.
There are compelling reasons why funerals matter. Whether you choose a traditional or a contemporary ceremony, a funeral provides a profound experience that ultimately aids in grieving process. Funeral brings together friends and family whose support and compassion gives us a comfort and perspective. They help is express our grief in a safe setting. They help us remember, they help us understand and accept the fact that a death has occurred and that it is time to commemorate our loved and say good-bye. They help us share memories, tributes and appreciation for a life of the deceased. They help us acknowledge the reality of death, allow for the expression of faith, provide us with a sense of continuity-that life goes on, and they allow us to encourage our acceptance of loss and help us heal.
Virtually everyone who comforts family and friends at a visitation and attends a funeral experiences a profound sense of their importance and helpfulness. Funerals are bridges of transition. As time passes, we appreciate more fully the relationship that endures. We see that the words spoken, tributes offered and feelings experienced at the visitation and funeral helps us reach a place of fond memories and appreciation for the person who dies and for the life of that person we celebrate.
Jeff Murphy and the staff of the Murphy Funeral Home and Monuments believe that conducting funerals is a sacred trust, and we keep this trust uppermost in mind when serving you.