JETmag.com Exclusive Sneak Peak: ‘Best Funeral Ever’ – Christmas Home-Going Service
Check out this exclusive sneak peak of TLC’s Best Funeral Ever. The next episode, airing Sunday, January 6 at 10/9c will feature a unique Christmas themed home-Going service complete with reindeer and snow. Watch it now:
About the show: For most of us, death is a time to mourn and shed tears for the departed. For others, it’s a time to honor their loved ones and celebrate the life through services that turn the traditional funeral on its head. In the one- hour special, Best Funeral Ever, TLC goes inside the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff organize the most unique ceremonies in the country, called home-going celebrations.
“A home-going is much different than a funeral, it’s a celebration, explains John Beckwith, Jr. The Golden Gate experience is our version of the traditional African American home-going celebration. We do not produce generic funerals; everybody’s experience has to be different.”
No expense is spared as Beckwith and his team creates memories that will last forever. Starting with the deceased’s occupation or passion in life, the Golden Gate staff works with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then elevates it to an unforgettable party.