Reading Options For Cremation Services

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. under cremation
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Organizing cremation services in Humboldt, IL can feel overwhelming because it means you’ve lost a loved one and you are mourning. It can also feel like a big job because unlike a funeral, cremation services can be whatever you want. You have so many options it can be hard to make a choice. If you’d like to have some traditional things at the service, like readings, there are lots of things to consider. Here are a few to think about as you move forward with plans.

Bible Verses

If your loved one was a believer, you might want to use some Bible verses as a part of their service. Use something that is filled with hope or that imbibes your loved one’s spirit. You can also simply turn to some of their favorite verses to comfort those who knew them well and knew that they enjoyed those verses.


There are some very powerful poems, new and old, that can mean a lot at a cremation service. Perhaps your loved one liked poetry and they had a favorite. That would be a great one to share. Maybe you have run across something that has special meaning to your loved one’s situation. That would also work well. Or maybe there is just a favorite poet in the family and sharing something from them would be special.

Song Lyrics

Sharing certain songs can be very special, but you can also simply share the lyrics of a song as a reading. Reading the words can sometimes make them stand out more than the song itself and when you read them, it could have special meaning to your family members.

Something A Family Member Wrote

If you have a writer in the family, perhaps someone has written something, either about your loved one or something that pertains to the situation, that you can read. Reading something for a loved one that someone in the family has written can make it feel even more personal and unique since it’s unlike any reading that others will have at their services.

Something Your Loved One Wrote

IF you got letters from your loved one, perhaps there was something profound in one of them, or maybe even something silly, that you would like to share with everyone to showcase your loved one’s personality and spirit.

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There are endless things you could read at cremation services in Humboldt, IL and if you need help choosing something, the professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd can help you pick through the options or even suggest things that others have found comforting for you to consider. We’re here to help you plan out the services from start to finish. We know it’s hard to think through every detail, including the readings you might want, and we’re here to be by your side in making those important decisions. We want you to be able to honor your loved one in whatever way your family wants and we’ll help you come up with just the right ideas.

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