A funeral speech, also known as a eulogy, is a speech given at a funeral by a friend, family member, or priest. The goal of funeral speech is to commemorate and honor the deceased. The practice of giving a funeral speech spans across many religious and cultural traditions.
A eulogy is a way to honor and say goodbye to someone by expressing your thoughts, feelings, and memories. A typical funeral speech contains the deceased’s achievements, successes, and career accomplishments. As well as their more personal memories, stories, and relationships.
When giving a eulogy, you have to keep in mind that the speech is about celebrating someone’s life. So you have to put in some research. Make sure you include uplifting and inspiring stories, achievements, and special moments about the deceased. You can ask other people who knew the deceased for stories and anecdotes to make your eulogy more personal.« Back to Glossary Index