Memorials

As a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant, Wedding Officiant, and Funeral and Memorial Specialist, it is my great honor to create and perform ceremonies that help you celebrate ALL of the significant events in your life.

Every Life Event Holds a Story

I truly believe that every life event is an opportunity for stories to be told and for relationships and memories to be made between families and friends. Whether it’s celebrating a new love or saying goodbye to the one you’ve loved and lost, whether it’s in the company of your family and friends or alone and silent, it is my heart’s joy and honor to tell your story using your words and intentions.

Ceremonies for Mothers and DaughtersToo often, I think that moments pass us by and go unnoticed and unremarked. Too often ceremonies and funerals are predictable and filled with uncomfortable rituals we must somehow endure.  And I want to make every life moment – good or bad, happy or sad – a celebration!

My ceremonies are never cookie cutter or mass produced; each one is unique, one-of-a-kind and customized for you. And only presented with your complete approval.

My goal is to ensure that only YOUR values, beliefs and traditions are reflected in your ceremony and that the words spoken are authentic, deeply meaningful and personal. I also work hard to ensure they are presented with complete professionalism, great style and total sincerity. (With an appreciation for unexpected humor, too!)

We are the ones who can do ritual, who can praise,
who can remember, who can celebrate an infinite number of sacred moments
in our lives and in the lifetimes of our universe.

– Matthew Fox

Ceremonies for Endings

At the times in our lives when we are experiencing great pain and loss, ceremonies are vitally important in helping us acknowledge, honor and process our grief.

Melissa Coe conducts beautiful ceremonies for the endings in your life.As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, I am a skilled and compassionate heart ceremonialist who strives to give love and honor to each of your life events-even the most difficult to accept-without imposing any bias of any kind.  I lovingly create custom ceremonies for all of life’s events including those difficult situations in which someone has died in infancy, by suicide or violence as well as for those who die due to age or disease.  I have even been known to help my clients write their own obituaries or create their own living funeral (while they’re still alive) or pen their Celebration of Life for their family’s use after they’ve passed.  Death is a very constant conversation.

I believe that ceremonies can have great meaning and help us define who we are, what we have become and what we have learned. Ceremonies help us connect to our past while gently moving us into a new day, recognizing our passage into a new reality.  Always with respect, honor, love.  And certainly with joy for a life well lived.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
– Isaac Asimov

Melissa Coe performs ending ceremonies for dearly beloved animal friends.Some examples of Ending Ceremonies are:

  • Separations
  • Divorces
  • Funerals
  • Memorials and End-of-Life Celebrations
  • Animal Companion Remembrances
  • Ash Scatterings

Contact Melissa about creating a ceremony for you.

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