When an individual passes away and services are held at one of the funeral homes in Tulsa, OK, many details can be scheduled to make this event a truly thoughtful one. One of the details is called a eulogy, and this document can help create a sense of connection in care for all the attendees around the loved one. Writing one can be less stressful with the correct information, so here is more on how to create a thoughtful eulogy.
The idea of a eulogy is to highlight the individual’s life so that the attendees can remember them thoughtfully and lovingly. You will need to begin by gathering specific information about life, such as:
- Essential facts about them like age, place of birth, and birthday
- If they had any significant educational background
- Information about their career
- Volunteer or hobbies that they enjoyed
- Accomplishments they may have achieved in their life
- Highlights around family and close friends
- Things that will be missed about them
Once you gather all this information, you’re going to want to start the eulogy by introducing yourself to what your relationship was to them. You can then describe any specific memories or characteristics by talking about how they impacted others’ lives through stories.
Getting started is most often the most challenging part of the process, so to begin, you’re going to write the body of the document first, including any memories or stories. Then write the conclusion, which should feel like it flows naturally from the body of the content. You want to write the opening last to see what the natural flow of the document is and match the opening to that.
Once this is completed, you want to end up having a document that takes 5 to 10 minutes to read and is one to two pages fully typed. Be mindful of making sure that the information flows from one story to the next and watch for any phrases that have been repeated. Make sure you edit it and then proofread it out loud, so you understand what it sounds like when others are listening to the document, and be sure to time yourself, so you know it is in the allotted timeframe.
In addition to all of this, be mindful of the content you’re adding because you don’t know who will be sitting in the audience listening. It’s also not unusual for people to express deep emotions when giving a eulogy, so it’s recommended to allow the feelings to be there as much as needed.
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As you can see, a eulogy can create a beautiful document that connects all the attendees and honors the deceased. If you have recently lost a loved one and are looking at funeral homes in Tulsa, OK, you want to make sure you’re working with a company that can help you through the process from start to finish. We are locally owned, so call us today to schedule your appointment.