Magnolia Chapel Funeral Homes in Tuscaloosa AL maintains a tradition of personal attention to our families' needs and individual desires. Our funeral arrangements assure seamless Memorial Services.
With keen attention to detail and care, our staff is dedicated to ensuring exceptional funeral arrangements provide for a lovely Memorial Service. When a loved one passes away, we immediately start making funeral plans, often without even thinking; holding a memorial is simply what people do. The problem with this familiarity is that it may sometimes prevent us from stopping to think about what the Memorial Service is for.
Like any ritual, the funeral service is important to maintaining a healthy culture. Funerals, like weddings and holidays, serve as landmarks on our journey, both as people and as individuals. It allows us, as people, to mark and commemorate the ending of a life and provides hope for survivors as they look to the future.
One of the foremost ways in which a funeral service benefits us is that it helps mourners recognize that their loss is real. A body may be displayed, a coffin or urn shown, or words read to solidify for everyone in attendance what has happened: death, loss, feelings of sorrow and grief.
The funeral is an act of acknowledgment, then, but also an act of redemption. Through a funeral, we can work to transcend the bleakness of our loss and make it into something positive or find closure. The funeral itself reminds us of the real, physical need to support one another, to band together during times of sadness. And as we celebrate the life of our lost loved one, we are inundated with happy memories of life lived together. Every funeral arrangement is done keeping these facts in mind.
Ultimately, the Memorial Service is for the living - not for the departed. It gives us permission to feel deeply about our loss, and to give our loss a name, while also bidding us to look around at the good.