Average Cost of a Funeral

Attending a funeral can be very emotionally wrenching, but hearing just the right quote or inspirational phrase can transport you out of your pain and suffering and into a place of peace and wholeness. The average cost of a funeral does continue to rise, but there are ways that you can create that emotional connection with funeral attendees without spending a great deal of money, and one of those is through the choice of appropriate words of phrases to be shared within the service and with any type of leave-behind items such as funeral programs. These are some of our staff’s favorite inspirational funeral quotes that we hope you will find useful in creating an oasis of calm.


Inspirational Poems

Perhaps they are not the stars,
But rather openings in heaven where
The love of our lost ones pours through
And shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. 

A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come. 

God’s finger touched him, and he slept. 

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love. – Washington Irving

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same. – C.C. Scott

When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words. – Thelma Davis

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. – Carolyn Myss

The next sayings are all from Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism).

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

No one saves us from ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. 

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

We hope that these inspiring and uplifting sayings will be helpful to you as you plan a service for yourself or for a loved one–and help you see that you can make your final goodbye special while keeping the average cost of a funeral in mind. Please contact our funeral directors or concierge service desk should you have questions about creating a memorable funeral service.

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