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Long Life Funeral Homily


A long life filled with amazing memories and blessings is what we all hope for our children and loved ones. While this homily expresses a sincere message of encouragement and sympathy, its main theme revolves around the recognition and celebration of an abundant life well-lived. A sample excerpt from this homily is below.

Today we gather in memory of a man/woman who was blessed with a long life. He/She lived to raise children and grandchildren. He/She witnessed history being made. Most importantly, however, N. loved you, and you loved him/her deeply in return. What a blessing that is! It is such a blessing that so shortly after his/her death, despite your grief, you can still smile when you think of him/her. Even death cannot rob you of the joy N. brought into your life.

There is another reason for our joy this morning. We have not gathered to mark the end of a long life. In faith, we know that N’s life continues on…

The actual length of this homily is 885 Words. Use it as a complete, compelling reflection or as a unique starting point in crafting your personal message.


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