I received a very sad email from a Christian woman who could really could use some advice. I don’t know any more information that what is written below:
My daughter’s biological father committed suicide late last week and as she is next of kin but only 8 yrs. old it is up to me to settle his affairs. I’m Christian but he was an Atheist and I do not want a Christian service for him as I know he would not have wanted one. Do you have any advice on how to plan this out?
We are just going to have a graveside service and it will be less than 30 people, probably… Any thoughts/ideas would be much appreciated… the service will be some time early next week.
My immediate suggestion is to just refrain from making references to a god in the eulogy. Or perhaps she could request donations to his favorite charity/non-profit in lieu of flowers.
Any other ideas?