When someone you love passes away, you might decide to have cremation services in Baltimore, MD. Once the cremation is complete, however, that doesn’t have to be the end. You can honor your loved one with a memorial service of many different kinds—and you should. Here are a few reasons you might want to move ahead with some kind of service to honor their memory:

Reason 1: Say Goodbye

While direct cremation doesn’t have any services beforehand, you can have a memorial after and that can help you say goodbye to your loved one in the way that you need to before moving on. Having a service to honor your loved one and say goodbye is the first step you might need to take in order to move on from the death. You can’t expect to just get over your grief, but you will have to learn to live with your life in a new way.

Reason 2: Get Closure

You need to understand that your loved one is gone, and they are not coming back. That kind of closure is very important to the grieving process and the healing process as well. Getting closure can happen in varied ways around cremation, but it often comes at a memorial service when you recognize that you are honoring a life that has passed.

Reason 3: Bring Loved Ones Together

There’s nothing better than the comfort and support of people you love—and of people who also knew and loved the person who passed on. Family members can gather at the memorial service, reconnect as a group, and talk about our loved one and how they impacted their life.

Reason 4: Revel In Memories

Something you might need more than anything else at this time is to simply go over the good times and remember some of the things you experienced with your loved one. The memorial service is the perfect time to do that, among family and friends. You can enjoy other people’s memories while you bring up some of your own and celebrate a life well-lived, in a way.

Reason 5: Out Of Respect

Some people have their loved one cremated and they don’t have services after and there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you want to give your love done the send-off you feel they deserve and a memorial service is a part of that process, you will want to move forward with that plan out of respect for the person you are honoring.

There are plenty of other reasons to have a memorial service after cremation services in Baltimore, MD are complete. Whether you have decided what type of service to have yet or not, the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. can help you with ideas and options. We’re here to ensure that your loved one gets the dignified care they need while you figure out the details surrounding their services and the following memorial. If you have questions to ask before moving forward, we’re here for that as well.