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Coleman Funeral Home's "Art Of The Funeral" Hopes To Provide Insight & Education

Coleman Funeral Home

Coleman Funeral Home is looking to educate the community on the ins and outs of funeral planning. While it may be an uncomfortable topic for some to have, Coleman hopes that their 3-part series can begin to normalize the discussion in order for families to make good, well-informed choices when it comes to the funeral planning process.
After evaluating the commonly asked questions by families and examining how they could best assist the community, Director of Event Services Jeremy Roberts and Funeral Director Glenn Coleman created “The Art of a Funeral.”
“Coleman Funeral Home has created this series to educate the consumers (our families) on the industry so they can better arm themselves with knowledge to make the best decision for their loved one(s).  We want each family to create an informed decision when it comes to the finances and last wishes of their loved ones,” Coleman said.
When it comes to funeral planning, Roberts noted that it is important to create a comfortable environment where families are able to ask questions, voice their opinions and decide how to honor their loved ones.
“We want to first start the conversation.  Many people are afraid to have this conversation with their family, but we have seen through our arrangements that some have not truly thought it out or still have questions of what a loved one would like so we want to first begin those,” Roberts said. “Our goal is to inform the consumer (our families) so they can make the best decision but to do that, they have to know what their loved ones want to have – a service, a particular minister, specific song, colors, sometimes even down to the time of day.”
The series will be broken up into three sessions to ensure that every question is answered in an effort to shed light on every aspect of a funeral. Robert’s provided a description for each event.
“The first session “Why Should One Have a Funeral?” will focus on the basics of the industry and the consumer – what is the purpose of a funeral, what it does for closure for a family in having a funeral and what not when not having, and how can one’s life be celebrated (initial information).  
The second session “Myths vs. Facts” will focus on cremations vs. perceived traditional burial and the process of each, changes in the industry, and funeral etiquette.  
 The final session “The Planning Process” will focus on the difference of at-need planning vs. pre-need planning, how not to be taken advantage of in the planning process, how can one’s life be celebrated (more on what current industry is doing and how one can personalize for their family/loved one).
Each session will offer two times; Noon and 6 p.m. RSVPs are asked for by Noon the day before each of the sessions. Coleman will be offering a light lunch at Noon and light hors d’oeuvres for the 6:00 p.m. session.
“Why Should One Have A Funeral” – Tuesday, June 27
“Myths vs. Facts” – Tuesday, July 18
“The Planning Process” – Tuesday, August 15
RSVPs can be made via email to (jroberts@colemanfuneralhome.com) or by phone (662.234.3900).  

The series will make its way to Olive Branch once the Coleman facility is completed on Parkview Blvd.

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