Talking to Your Family About Their Funeral

Posted on June 16th, 2020
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Most of us will be charged with the overwhelming task of planning the funeral of a loved one. When that time comes, it will be our greatest hope to honor their wishes. Despite this, less than 1% of people know what their family members want for their final resting place, according to a survey SunLife, […]

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Coping with grief during a pandemic

Posted on June 2nd, 2020
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By Calyn Hoerner Grief caused by the loss of a loved one is difficult under normal circumstances. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this grief, coupled with feelings of isolation and strict social distancing guidelines that were in place, left families struggling for closure. The staff at Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven are seeing a new kind […]

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The story behind our new support group

Posted on October 22nd, 2019
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By Kathy Brummett Coleman Funeral Home When I lost my husband years ago, I had to start my journey through the stages of grief. I buried myself in work and got stuck in the grieving process. There was no community I felt like I belonged to anymore, and certainly no community where I felt truly […]

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How to offer support after a suicide

Posted on May 15th, 2019
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By Kathy Brummett As Family Care Coordinator at Coleman Funeral Home, I am constantly offering support to families who have lost loved ones. Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to say, especially when the family is experiencing unspeakable tragedy. Although I have been with families as they have lost loved ones due […]

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Remembering the widowed on Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 7th, 2019
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By Kathy Brummett Coleman Funeral Home   Eighteen years ago, I was spending Valentine’s Day alone just a few short months after my husband passed away. I was not expecting this holiday, one centered around love and relationships, to be a particularly joyful one. I was proven wrong by an 18-year-old boy who chose to […]

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