A memorial service is a gathering of family and friends to remember and honor someone who has passed away.
Unlike a traditional Funeral, a memorial service typically takes place after the deceased's body has been Buried, Cremated, or the like.
Unlike a funeral that often takes place soon after a death, a memorial typically occurs at a future date after the death takes place.
While a funeral often involves a formal religious or cultural ceremony, and occurs at a place of worship or Cemetery, a memorial service is typically more secular and can be held anywhere, or anywhere of personal significance to the deceased or Surviving Family.
Like a funeral, it may include readings, music, speeches, or other tributes that reflect the interests, values, and personality of the deceased.
A memorial service can be a meaningful way for friends and family to share memories, offer support, and say goodbye to a loved one.
It can also be a way to honor the deceased's wishes if they expressed a preference for a non-traditional funeral, or a more celebratory event.