The samples below will also help. Revise again if needed. Remember that Memorial service readings are typically short and sentimental. Talk to or email other people who were close to the deceased and record their stories and memories.
Practice, Practice, Practice Whether it's in front of a mirror or with your best friend, practice what you are going to say.
It may include a brief life history, personal memories, anecdotes, interests or hobbies and favorite quotations. Keep your memory brief to allow time for others to share and start with a phrase like: When we were kids Bereavement verses Optional Elements to Include in a Funeral Bulletin Depending on how many pages you want the funeral program to be, many other elements you can include: Pictures of the deceased person Favorite poetry List of surviving family members Brief biography Charities where donations may be made Time and place of the "after funeral" breakfast or luncheon Funny anecdotes or quotes Words of gratitude from the family to those who attended the service Artwork created by the deceased person How to Write an Obituary for a Funeral Program An obituary is supposed to be a summary of the deceased's life, so it's easy to feel overwhelmed when tasked with writing an obituary.
Use photos and memorial poems, verses and sayings found here: Memorial poems and verses. View our list of memorial songs and lyrics. Funeral Program Wording There are no absolutes when it comes to the wording of the funeral program, so let your heart guide you as you write the funeral program.
Funeral Programs and booklets can come in a variety of paper sizes, layouts and designs. Go to Kinkos and show them what you would like.
Prepare as much as you can beforehand so that when the time comes to get up and deliver the eulogy it can be a fitting and memorable tribute to a special woman.