Coleman Funeral Home gifts families ornaments of their loved ones

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Coleman Funeral Home gifted families with holiday decorations to remember their loved ones at their ornament exchange on December 16. This annual event provides families with a time to reflect on the good memories with others during the Christmas season.

Made of crystal glass, the ornaments include the loved one’s name and their dates of birth and death. These ornaments help family and friends remember their loved ones and feel like they are still part of the family’s Christmas traditions.

Families picking up their ornament had the opportunity to connect with others going through similar experiences.

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Doris Cobb, the daughter and caretaker of Odell Gregory visited Coleman Funeral Home to pick up her mother’s ornament. Cobb and Emily Morrison, Business Office Manager at Coleman Funeral Home, spent time reminiscing and laughing about the times they spent with Gregory, who died in October of 2021.

“My mother had Alzheimer’s and she loved sweets,” said Cobb. “I remember when we moved her out, I found candy hidden everywhere in her drawers. The candy was so heavy it broke the bottom of the drawers!”

Morrison remembered Gregory’s caring spirit.

“I always remember her having an open door, you could always come in if she was home,” said Morrison. “She cared for everyone and would always make sure you were fed.”

Coleman Funeral Home recognizes that the first holiday season after a loved one passes is difficult. They know how important it is to stay in touch and check in with families.

“We know how hard losing a loved one can be,” said Glenn Coleman, co-owner and president of Coleman Funeral Home. “We want families to know that we are here for them beyond their loved one’s service. We will continually reach out and connect with them.”

If you or your family are pre-planning for or have questions about the funeral process, call Coleman Funeral Home at (662) 234-3900. You can also visit them at 601 Commerce Parkway Oxford, MS 38655.