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Mary Irene Yoder

Yoder, Mary Irene (nee) Foltz Passed away suddenly on July 1, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida where she is survived by...

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Deborah Schmidtke

Our wonderful Momma, Deborah Schmidtke, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 1, 2020 surrounded by her loving...

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Rosalynde Gibson Cowdrey

Rosalynde Gibson Cowdrey, 83, daughter of the late William Nathan Gibson, Jr. and Amelia Vardell Maxwell Gibson...

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The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Grief & Healing

You Must Make Friends with the Darkness Before You Can Enter the Light

A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement or situation that is in fact often true. The paradox of mourning we will consider together in this article might, at first glance, seem self-contradictory, but as I will reveal, it is actually a forgotten Truth with a capital T. It’s a Truth we must rediscover because it

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When Your Soulmate Dies

Grief is everything we think and feel inside after someone or something we care about is taken away from us. Grief can be sadness. Grief can be anger. Grief can be shock and regret and confusion. Grief can be these and many other possible emotions and thoughts. When we are grieving, precisely which mixture of

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Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

Few events in life bring about such warm and wonderful feelings of anticipation as the announcement of a pregnancy. As soon as you and your family learned you were expecting, you naturally began to have hopes and dreams for the future. These hopes and dreams take on a life of their own and begin to

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In recent years, more people have chosen cremation due to several reasons including cremation becoming more acceptable, fewer religious restriction, fewer family traditions; people dying at older ages; and a greater flexibility in memorial services. Whether your loved one wished for cremation or the family collective decided in a creation, a cremation is a way

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How to Cope with the Death of a Sibling

How to Cope with the Death of a Sibling

Whether a sibling died young, old, tragically, or from natural causes, there is a pain that exists like no other. Many siblings are closely connected, whether from their childhoods or from a current relationship, which has been built over many years. Sibling relationships are full of memories, love, fights, jealousy, protectiveness, annoyance, rivalry, competitiveness, and

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How to Get Support with Grief During Social Distancing

The grief we experience after a loved one passes is different for everyone. What one person feels, and experiences is not what another person necessarily goes through. People have different grieving processes and timelines. Right now, as a nation and a world, we are experience a pandemic due to COVID-19 that is requiring all of

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