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Emily K. Sprague

     Emily Katherine Sprague passed away suddenly on June 20th, 2022.  Emily was born in Jacksonville, Florida on...

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Trina Atkinson Dixon Snelling, 82, was born in Jacksonville to John William (Pete) and Nettie Pauline Sims Atkinson...

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Yvonne Hazouri Allen

Yvonne Hazouri Allen died peacefully surrounded by her children on June 18, 2022.  Yvonne was born on December 5...

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– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death

Through the years I have learned a great deal from many grieving children and their families. They have taught me which words work best when talking to children about death. Here are some general concepts I suggest companions use when talking with children about death, dying, grief, and mourning. Talk openly about death The child’s

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Helping Children Cope With Grief

When Someone Loved Dies Adults grieve. So do children. As an adult or child, experiencing grief means to “feel,” not just to “understand.” Anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Even before children are able to talk, they grieve when someone loved dies. And these feelings about the death become a part

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Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving

A child or young adult has died. Everyone who loved the child is now faced with mourning this tragic, untimely death. The child’s parents are heartbroken. But what about the grandparents? How might they be feeling? How can you help them with their unique grief? This article will guide you in ways to turn your

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Life is precious, and we must do what we can to make it worthwhile. However, the time will come when a loved one will pass, making us feel lost. They won't know what it will look like, but as the deceased's loved ones, it's up to us to ensure they get a proper send-off. There's

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Guide to Choosing the Right Funeral Singer: What to Consider

Guide to Choosing the Right Funeral Singer: What to Consider

Sometimes the sound of a human voice helps a lot in times of grief. Indeed, the sound of a human voice can be soothing and healing for those who have recently suffered a loss of a loved one. Considering how important it is, it’s crucial that you find the right person at a funeral service.

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What to Consider before Opting for a Private Mausoleum

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A private mausoleum is an above-ground building used as a permanent resting place for the deceased. Some private mausoleums are personal mausoleums, built for a single individual. Others are family mausoleums, built to house the remains of multiple family members. If you’re considering a private mausoleum, here’s what you need to know to decide if

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