Funeral Arrangements for a Loved One

Posted on February 1, 2017 by MayFuneral under Uncategorized
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Funeral Arrangements for a Loved One

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There are important things we must keep in mind when dealing with the passing of a loved one. Often, we focus too much on getting everything right, that we forget about ourselves. It isn’t selfish to occasionally take a step back and focus on the things we need.

Don’t forget to breath:

The passing of a loved one is difficult to say the least. It’s an exceptionally stressful time, and taking a moment and just breathing and being in the moment can make the experience more bearable. Nothing will bring back a loved one but the reality is that everybody is hurting, and emotionally struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Funeral Arrangements will bring some closure to the passing of a loved one.

Death is the price we pay for life:

The experience of having a loved one pass is unbearable at the best of times, however; death is a natural cycle of life. The price we pay for having experienced their company. Remember that it is a privilege to encounter each person in our life.

It’s okay if everything isn’t perfect:

The sudden death of loved one will leave you reeling between the funeral arrangementsfloral patterns, having an obituary printed, the discussion between cremation and or finding a burial plot with family members, notifying loved ones, having a head of a religious sect come in and speak along with speakers at the funeral, and all the legal aspects that come after it. You have resources at each and every step to help you overcome the challenges of saying the final farewell to your loved one and one of them is May & Son funeral home.

It’s entirely okay if everything isn’t perfect, and it’s also okay to depend on other family members. The ability to have others support you in this time and work together will speed the healing process. At times, you’ll be angry, sad, tearful, and maybe even emotionless but that’s when coming together with friends and family is especially important to remember that special loved one that has passed. As you go through the process of healing allow us to support you in their remembrance, and the celebration of their life.

 What happens after the funeral?

Everybody’s grief is different and coming together with friends and family to remember the life of a loved one and celebrate their life will continue to ease the burden. Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, but continually focusing on the positive life contributions that this person has made in your life and the life of your loved ones will keep their spirit and memories alive.

What if I don’t know what to do?

It’s entirely alright to feel helpless and lost in the long process of getting things done. We’re here to help with any questions you may have, and you should feel free to reach out to us. We also have an additional resources section available that answers many of the questions you may have.

________________________________________________________________________________________________May & Son funeral home has helped families and loved ones through the grieving process for more than a century. We have locations in Columbia, Boonville, Sedalia and serve the Fayette Missouri area. To find out about how to plan aheadcontact us today.

The funeral business that became H.T. May & Son was founded in Boonville in 1911 by Riley Martin; great-great uncle of Tom May. Following the death of Riley Martin, his nephew; Holwell J. May took over the reins of the business and continued to operate it until his death in 1974. After the death of Holwell, his son H.T. May began to run the business. When H.T. died in 2005, son Thomas E. May began to run the business and is now the fourth generation to operate May Funeral Homes. The newest location, in Columbia, opened in April 2009. Thomas, was married in November 19 of 2011 to Pastor Jennifer Baker. Jennifer is a pre-need specialist for the business and currently pursing her funeral directors license. Thomas also has two sisters; Kathryn May who is a licensed funeral director and Melodia Whitmore. Thomas has three children; Holwell J. May II, who graduated from KCKCC with his Mortuary Science Degree, and is now a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Brittany N. May, and Jeremiah Baker. May and staff are are dedicated to serving families from all ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs in a personalized manner, with knowledgeable, caring, and professional staff.

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