What is a Funeral?
A funeral is a gathering of family and friends who come together to honor the memory of a loved one who has died.
Funerals provide an important rite of passage. Similar to rituals that mark other transitions in life -- such as baptisms, graduations, and weddings -- funerals provide a time for family and friends to celebrate the life of the loved one and share their feelings concerning the loss of this person in their lives. Coming together like this provides a satisfactory environment for mourning and expressing grief.
Funerals are important rituals in our lives for those who are left behind. They affirm our basic beliefs about life and death, and help us through our loss. Brust Funeral Home regularly conducts funerals for Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox churches as well as Muslim, Hindu and other faiths.
Funerals can be as unique as the people planning them. While they are often held in churches, synagogues, or funeral homes, they may be held in any location requested by the family. Funerals that remember the loved one in personal ways can be very healing. We all carry memories and it is helpful to share those through readings, music, pictures, or other forms.
If you wish to talk with someone about funerals, contact Brust Funeral Home and a funeral director or other qualified staff will gladly answer your questions.