The Funeral Service Technology staff and students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College organized the Service of Remembrance held in the chapel at the Perkinston Campus on December 5, 2013. This special occasion was dedicated to all of the faculty, staff, students, friends, and family who have passed away over the past year, according to a news release.
The service included a variety of songs performed by students and the college’s choir, MS Sound. Students hand wrote each loved one’s name on the stunning ornaments that were prepared for the Christmas tree. Upon entering, each guest was invited to place his or her ornament on the tree.
The congregation listened to a guest speaker, bringing tears to the eyes of family members. This heartwarming event was emotional, but celebrated the lives of the deceased. Our loved ones may be gone, but never forgotten, especially during the holidays.
Afterward, the students organized a luncheon for the staff, faculty, administration, and advisory board members. Each dish was prepared by a student, which included baked goods, homemade salads, and soups.
The Service of Remembrance was made a success not only by the students, but also by the hard work and dedication of Mr. Bill Harvey, program director, and Mrs. Brenda Hunter, instructor. Each year the instructors devote many hours planning this service. The Funeral Service Technology staff and student’s goal is for each family member to leave joyful knowing their loved one is in a better place.
News release by Ashley M. Dean, secretary, Chi Omicron Delta, Funeral Service Technology Fraternity
Posted Dec. 16