News & Events

Greenwood Memorial Park gives every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support, and remembrance events are designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows. Please check back regularly to learn about the latest news and events going on at Greenwood.



  • Flash Befitting a Diva: Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

    Flash Befitting a Diva: Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

    Aretha Franklin died in August, and the world mourned her passing. One of the most famous entertainers in the world, she had a career that spanned seven decades, and music that transcended generations. To say she was very well-loved is an understatement, as was made undeniably evident during her public viewing, which included two outfit

  • When There’s Time to Say Goodbye

    When There’s Time to Say Goodbye

    The death of a loved one is often painful and difficult, no matter what the circumstance of that death may be. Sometimes we know in advance that death is approaching. It can be a painful time, as we watch our loved one suffer, knowing there’s nothing we can do to keep the end at bay.

  • How to Honor a Loved One Online

    How to Honor a Loved One Online

    When a loved one dies, it’s important to honor the memory of that person’s life. That’s why we plan a meaningful service, full of music and readings that reflect the nature and personality of our loved one. It’s also why we look for ways to memorialize those people we’ve lost, whether through headstones and statuary

  • When the Holidays Hit You Hard

    When the Holidays Hit You Hard

    The holiday season is a warm and nostalgic time for many people. But for those grieving a loss, the holidays can be especially difficult. Gathering for all the usual events can feel overwhelming, and memories of the loved one who has died can intensify sadness.   If you’re grieving, it’s important to take care of yourself during the holidays.   Care for yourself physically. Make sure you’re

  • Can Movies Help with Grief?

    Can Movies Help with Grief?

    Grief is an intensely personal emotion experienced in many different ways by different people. Some counselors recommend movies as a way to ease the pain and process the grief.   Movies that are full of emotion can be cathartic. They can also provide an opportunity for discussion and may help people to process their own feelings, which can be beneficial not only for adults but for children too. Seeing

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