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Recent Obituaries

Jerrimy M Sumner

Jerrimy Sumner, 39, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away November 25, 2020. He is preceded in death by his great...

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Christi Lynn Bowen

Christi Lynn Bowen, age 44, born October 6, 1976 and passed away November 21, 2020 as a Jacksonville native her...

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Elijah Wells

On Tuesday, November 17, Elijah Wells, loving father of four children passed away at the age of 74. Elijah was born...

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Grief & Healing

Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief

When Someone a Baby Loves Dies When someone a baby loves dies, knowing what to say or do can be difficult. How do you tell a toddler that his favorite grandpa is dead? What do you do when a baby whose mother has died cries all the time and refuses to eat? Indeed, young children


You Must Go Backward Before You Can Go Forward

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


Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies

“To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other’s hearts.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time.” —Clara Ortega Your brother or sister



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Dressing Your Deceased Loved One: 3 Tips to Consider

Dressing Your Deceased Loved One: 3 Tips to Consider

Having a loved one pass away is a time of mourning and pain, but family members are expected to pull through and arrange a funeral. This allows the deceased proper recognition before burial, with numerous factors involved like booking a parlor, purchasing a casket, and above all, choosing the right outfit to dress your loved

Writing a Eulogy for a Loved One: What You Should Know

Writing a Eulogy for a Loved One: What You Should Know

One of the most beautiful parts of funeral services is the eulogy. This speech honors the memory of your loved one as you recall special moments you shared with them and how they were like as a person.  If your loved one selected you to deliver a eulogy, it could stir various emotions in you. For instance,

Weighing Your Funeral Options: Open vs. Closed Caskets

Weighing Your Funeral Options: Open vs. Closed Caskets

Dealing with death in the family can be expected or come at a surprising time for the loved ones of the departed. This is why preparing for visitation services will vary in emotional difficulty, depending on the situation. Like the other parts of the funeral, the decision to choose the casket is a personal choice.

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