ABSTRACT

The aura of mystery that often surrounds death and the funeral home will, hopefully, have been partially dispelled by a glimpse into the lives of the people who have lived there. Dying and death are events that will happen to each of us. Death is one more step along the stairway of life. It often looms like a menacing cloud over the doorways of many homes. Many people believe that if they remain aloof from death, funeral homes, and funerals, they will not die. For some people, death is viewed as a barrier not to be crossed because it represents the end of life as they have experienced it. On the other hand, death is regarded as the doorway to eternity, a never ending life with God. If family members can move on to new plateaus, they can live with enthusiasm and “Love God, Love People, Love Life”.