Writing A Great Obituary

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It’s tough to cope up with the death of a loved one and making final arrangements of burial even harder and at that time, writing a Funeral program can be stressful and confusing and not so overwhelming. However, we understand it so sharing some simple steps to write an obituary will be a beautiful program to help your guests cherish and celebrate the loss as a life event of the deceased.

What Is A Funeral Program Obituary?

A funeral program obituary is a life story, achievement and public notification about the recently passed loved one, and it has several categories. The obituary for a funeral program is long and thorough, and you can get it created by funeral homes. You can write an obituary on your own with all personalized details, and this will also have an emotional connection and impact on guests and family members attending the funeral of the deceased. It’s the most focused piece of funeral program and can serve as a very enlightening keepsake about the life of the deceased person and also about the order of services.

What to Include in The Obituary?

The content of the obituary will depend on your personal preference. You should start with the basic information about the deceased.

  1. Full Name And Nicknames Can Also Be Included
  2. Age/Place Of Birth
  3. Birthdate And Death Date And Cause Of Death 

You should write both birth and death date, including the month day and year. The cause of death is not necessary to be included in its family’s choice of adding or omitting details of surrounding a person’s death. However, including it in a newspaper or online obituary can help people get to know about cause and not just speculate.

  1. Adding In The Name Of The Deceased Parents  

The name of both parents of the deceased should be included with proper first and last names, and the mother’s maiden name should also be included.

  1. Details About The Educational And Professional Life Of The Deceased 

You should write a short paragraph about schools attended and degree earned. You can also include some important things, such as their most liked and disliked subject or any other important thing in your loved one’s life story. Even all the professional details which you want to include with the name of the company and designation served can be included in it.

  1. Write About All The Personal Details

You can write about the critical aspect of your loved one’s life: the marriage details, name of spouse, their hobbies and name of kids.

  1. Use Anecdotes 

This will help you in making the obituary more personal. You can include some jokes, poems or quotes which your loved ones used regularly.

  1. Listing the Family Members  

It doesn’t mean you have to include names of every nephew and cousin. You should consist of names of family members who predeceased your loved ones as well as the survivors. Example: you can write that your loved one was preceded in “death by” name of the members and then that your loved one” is survived by” the close family members still alive.

  1. Including Details About Funeral Arrangements 

This will include all information about where your loved one will be buried or interred 

  • Service information (date, time, location, the person officiating) 
  • Obituary order of service (which include events that will take place during the service)
  • People participating in the funeral program
  • Music Selection
  • Poems, Reading or Scriptures 
  • Funeral Prayers
  • Information Regarding donations, flowers and condolences can be included.

Writing an obituary is emotional and sensitive content, so you must ask some closed one to proofread it so that you don’t hurt someone with your selection of words.

Afterwards, you can get your funeral program obituary printed on a memorial Bifolds, which is like a card with a photograph of the deceased and all you have written to be printed by any online or offline printing place with templates of your choice.