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David Wendel Foerster

David Wendel Foerster, age 98, died on November 20, 2021. A Jacksonville native, known since infancy by a...

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Reginald Davonn Rhodes

Mr. Reginald Davonn Rhodes entered this world on December 13, 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida. His parents are Mrs...

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Donna Barnett Knauer

Donna Barnett Knauer died peacefully with her family by her side on November 11, 2021. She was predeceased by her...

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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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Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies

Your baby has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death. It is an essential part of healing. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, painful, overwhelming and sometimes lonely. This article provides practical suggestions

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Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?

“I don’t have to go in search of the pain of grief—it finds me. It’s when I deny or insulate myself from the pain of the loss that I shut down. Ironically, it is in being open to the pain that I move through it to renewed living.” —Alan D. Wolfelt Your feelings are the

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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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The Symbolic Meaning of Different Funeral Flowers

The Symbolic Meaning of Different Funeral Flowers

An occasion as dismal and emotionally heavy as a funeral makes what you say and how you say it essential. This time is meant to honor the deceased and comfort the grieving friends and family members. The safest way to show your condolences is with flowers. However, different funeral flowers symbolize different sentiments. It's essential

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Funeral Pre-planning: Why You Should Prepare for Your Funeral

Funeral Pre-planning: Why You Should Prepare for Your Funeral

Death seems like a lifetime away when you’re young and healthy. However, many seem to forget that death will come for all of us, regardless of our age or health. Death is for certain, but then why has yet to be answered—you never know when it’s time for you to go. While it can be

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Dos and Don’ts in Attending Your First Virtual Funeral

Dos and Don’ts in Attending Your First Virtual Funeral

Being present at your lost loved one’s funeral has always been a way to find closure and cope with grief for many. Knowing you are experiencing the same pain that others do allows you to receive some comfort with a sense of togetherness. But with the recent pandemic, end-of-life preparations go beyond finding a grave

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