Valerie working at Palms
A time to remember Funeral Home to hold special remembrance service By Linda Formet-Heath The Brazosport Facts Christmas is difficult for those who have lost loved ones, especially especially that first Christinas. To ease that separation, Palms Funeral Home in Angleton will hold a special remembrance service service beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. A Tree of Remembrance on which those attending can hang a special ornament will greet guests in the lobby as well as the candle of remembrance. At 2:30 p.m. the Rev. Clifford Locke of St. John Lutheran Church in Angleton will offer reflections on the season and how to deal with loss. "It's okay to miss them and cry, but Christians need to remember, that because of the birth of Christ, they will be together again," Locke says. Valerie Hudson, office manger of Palms, says the reason they present the service, not only for the families they have served, but for everyone, is that at holiday time, some people need a closure period. "At this service we come together to be reminded of the past holidays and Christmases that we shared with those we have lost, and to remember the good things that have happened, not to just dwell on the sadness and the loss," she said. She will also be the vocalist for Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel, and will lead the congregation in Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. The service will conclude with a reception for those who wish to visit with family and friends.