First night of mourning

How To Plan A Memorial Service: A memorial service is an honoring of a loved one. It is an opportunity to morn and say goodbye with the support of family and friends. A small group from the family, or best friends are usually involved in planning a memorial service. It is best if one person takes the lead in maintaining the contact and setting up conference calls. The spouse or person closest to the deceased should be consulted but not asked to make all the decisions.