At Tennessee Memorials, we can create a custom monument or stonework of any kind. Monuments, signs, garden rocks, service memorials, gifts, and other various stone pieces. We keep many different colors and types of stone in stock. Because of this, we have little limitations to what we can put on them for you. Services include date cuts and on-site blasting. Also, we offer foundation repair and stone restoration. Tennessee Memorials offers many other products. Products would include bronze plaques, memorial add-ons, customization to existing stones and more. Feel free to ask us if we can be of help in any way for you and your family.
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A printed program listing the order of the service, music, readings and participants is helpful to the guests. Also, it makes a wonderful memento to keep for years. Often the cover will feature the name, photo and dates of the deceased, with details of the service inside. You may wish to include a few tributes to the person, or a brief biography. If the service is at a place of worship or funeral home, they may offer to print these for you.
A eulogy celebrates the life of the person who died, and is often the most meaningful and fondly remembered part of the ceremony. The eulogist might offer a brief summary of the person’s life. Also, pivotal events, important relationships, achievements and interests. After that, add a few favorite memories. For maximum impact the eulogy should last no more than 15 minutes; often five minutes are plenty. Clergy can provide valuable advice to anyone taking on this role.
Quotes from scripture, spiritual leaders or poets make popular readings. Choose some special favorites of the deceased. Also, check the internet for compilations of appropriate selections. You could also include excerpts from the person’s own inspirational writings or letters.
Often the most moving part of the ceremony is a sharing of memories by the guests. These stories can illuminate new facets of the person that even the family might not know. It can be a wonderful inducement to laugh and cry together while remembering the loved one.