Putting together a funeral or memorial service program can feel really daunting. Below you'll find a simple and straight-forward template that will help you create a program that integrates all the points covered in most memorial services while making sure you create a program that really honors a person's life.
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In Memory of [complete name of the deceased]
[Dates of birth and death]
[Insert picture or image]
[Insert poem or quote]
Obituary of [name of deceased]
[Add brief biography or obituary here.]
[Funeral] or [Memorial] Service
[Date and time]
[Location, including address]
Order of Service
Possible Additional Information
[Insert additional poems or quotes]
Remembering [first name of deceased]
[Add quotes or recollections from family members and friends]
Survivors include [add names of spouse or partner, close relatives, close friends, or others who had a close relationship with the deceased].
Flower bearers are [list names and their relationship to the deceased].
Pallbearers are [list names and their relationship to the deceased].
[Name of deceased] will be buried [or interred] at [name and address of the place of burial or interment; date and time of any service held there to which the public is invited].
Funeral arrangements were provided by [include the name, address, and telephone number of any funeral home handling final arrangements].
Memorial contributions are welcome at [name of group or fund, with contact information, including mailing address].
[Insert statement of thanks from survivors]