A funeral announcement is a summary detailing the service times and location of a funeral and/or a memorial service. It also often includes details of the life of a loved one. These usually are written during a time of grief, which makes it difficult to focus on details and tasks. A funeral home may be able to provide you with a standard announcement, or you may prefer to write your own. Often, obituaries and funeral announcements are combined into one document for publication in a newspaper.
Write down the name of the deceased along with the place and date of death. Listing the cause of death is optional.
Include the age of the deceased or date of birth, where she was born and how long she lived in the area at the time of death.
Mention in the article if the deceased was married, her father and mother, and occupation. Add details of the deceased’s hobbies, community service and/or life accomplishments.
List the names of the surviving relatives and relationships. Include spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings and parents.
Give the details of the funeral or memorial service, including the time, location and whether there is an open invitation for a reception. Some families prefer only relatives attend the reception; if so, leave this information out of the announcement.