A Celebration of Life service is a creative and meaningful approach to memorializing a loved one. In a simple and personal way, a Celebration of Life service becomes the structure that blends traditional and non-traditional funeral elements, provides for religious and secular participation, and creates an experience for loved ones seeking a sense of peace and fulfillment.

At Roper & Sons Funeral Home, our staff of professionals is experienced and sensitive to your wishes. We are able to offer guidance and attention to the details that transform your wishes into a beautiful event. Our overall goal is to provide you with unobtrusive, but caring, assistance during all points of coordinating the funeral—whether a burial or cremation, whether a large assembly of people or an intimate memorial.

How to start planning a Celebration of Life service

To create a comforting Celebration of Life service, you may want to start by reflecting on the various hobbies, interests and life work that occupied your loved one. Think of it as a journey of discovery, a chance to dust off old memories and an opportunity to chronicle family history. Remembering warms our hearts and helps us to feel better---even in the midst of heart-rending loss. It reminds us to celebrate the life lived, not the heartbreak of a life lost.

"We encourage you and your family and friends to be creative. Sometimes the most special details are not extravagant or obvious, but subtle and fulfilling."

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To create a comforting Celebration of Life service, you may want to start by reflecting on the various hobbies, interests and life work that occupied your loved one. Think of it as a journey of discovery, a chance to dust off old memories and an opportunity to chronicle family history. Remembering warms our hearts and helps us to feel better---even in the midst of heart-rending loss. It reminds us to celebrate the life lived, not the heartbreak of a life lost.

Some things to consider when planning a Celebration of Life Service:

  • Family rituals or traditions,
  • Vacations, and  holidays
  • Important milestones  Family heritage Family Relationships
  • The Extended Family and Other Special Friends
  • Important friends, co-workers?
  • Favorite teacher(s)
  • Mentor/mentee relationships
  • Work or career
  • Organizations or volunteer projects?
  • Favorite Pastimes and Passions
  • Was the person spiritual or did religion play a role in their lives?
  • Hobbies or pastimes
  • Special pets
  • Passions that influenced them 

To begin planning your Celebration of Life service, please call 402-476-1225, or contact us via email.