Funeral Speeches Keep a Person's
By Margaret Marquisi
Writing a eulogy or a funeral speech can be an
overwhelming task for many people. Even the most
seasoned writers find it hard to come up with the
precise words to describe a person who has passed away.
Add to that the challenge of speaking in front of
mourning people. However, writing compelling and
effective funeral speeches is not as difficult as it
If you are asked to make a eulogy, don't fret. Even if
this is your first time to write a funeral speech, you
can do it easily because you are close to the deceased
person. Funeral speeches are usually delivered by a
deceased person's family, friends, colleagues, or any
person who is close to him. It is much easy to write
something about a person you know very well, isn't it?
You can use the details you know about that person in
your eulogy. Recall the memories you have with the
deceased. Let your audience know about his hopes and
dreams. Tell them about his achievements.
You can even share how that person touched your life in
the past. Thinking of the details and stories to be
included in your eulogy may invoke emotional responses
from you. Do not suppress them-just let your emotions
flow while you write your funeral speech. Doing so puts
a heart to your speech. It is the sincerity-not flawless
grammar or fancy words-that makes funeral speeches
powerful and unforgettable. A great funeral speech has
the heart and soul that bring a deceased person's
memories to life.
Margaret Marquisi is a retired writer and fulltime
grandmother. To learn more about funeral speeches or
anything in general about writing a funeral speech,
visit her website.