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The Importance Of Gathering

The Importance Of Gathering

Gathering with family and friends in times of celebration is a deeply meaningful action. We gather for weddings, graduations, birthdays, and other milestones to support and celebrate those we love. But, gathering in times of grief is equally important. Our togetherness supports and nurtures those we love. In this way, a funeral is invaluable for ourselves and our community.

It is important to gather. Since 1975, Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory has been helping Hemet Valley families plan funeral services and memorial services that bring communities together. We believe that, no matter what, gathering for a funeral is an important part of the healing process.

It’s Never Too Late To Gather

There are many reasons why you might not immediately hold a funeral service for your loved one. Perhaps you chose cremation, and are waiting for the right time. Or perhaps family obligations prevented a funeral.

Regardless, it’s never too late to hold a funeral service for your loved one. Though time may have passed, there are many ways to invoke your loved one’s presence, such as through photographs, favorite music, and stories. A funeral is an important time to accept loss, grieve with those you love, and move forward on the healing journey. Don’t deny yourself or your family this meaningful opportunity to gather and remember your loved one.

A Gathering Can Be Nontraditional

Many people have an established idea of what a funeral service looks like: a church, black clothing, a formal service. While this traditional version of a funeral is the right choice for many families, it might not work for others. The fact is, there is no “right” way to have a funeral, and a funeral service can be nontraditional and tailored to your family’s needs and your loved one’s personality.

A memorial service or celebration of life is a wonderful option for families who want to have a gathering on their own terms. You get to decide every detail, down to when and where your gathering happens, and how you can best represent your loved one’s life, hobbies, and interests. We can help guide you through every step along the way.

A Gathering Is For You

Despite the many options for gathering, sometimes families choose not to have one at all. Planning a funeral while experiencing grief can be difficult, and it can seem easier in the moment to forgo the funeral service altogether. There are so many decisions to make that it can put a great amount of stress on everyone involved.

We are here to make sure the funeral planning process is easy for you and your family so that no matter what, you can gather to celebrate the life of your loved one. We believe that the funeral service isn’t just for them—it’s for you, too. This is your time to put aside all of life’s other obligations and mourn your loved one freely so that you can move forward on the path toward healing.

Miller-Jones Mortuary and Crematory is proud to serve the families of the Inland Empire. Reach out to us at any time to learn more about cremation and how we can help you plan a funeral service tailored to your loved one and your family’s needs. Call us at (951) 658-3161, find a location convenient to you, or send us a note here.