[Video] Life Celebrations and Over The Top Obituaries Are Changing The Face of Funeral Service

January 20, 2014
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The funeral profession received a good amount of face time on a national scale in 2013. It was the year of the viral obituaries – multiple ‘over the top’ obituaries made the front page of the New York Times and at multiple times Best Funeral Ever was a trending topic on Twitter.

Last week HuffPost Live pulled together the main people behind the viral obits and John Beckwith Jr (CEO of the funeral home at the center of Best Funeral Ever) for a chat about the changing face of funeral service. If you have a spare 13 minutes I encourage to watch this.

Guests in this episode of HuffPost Live:

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  • Amanda Stamps Lewis (Dallas, TX) Writing Her Dad’s Obituary Changed Her Life
  • John Beckwith Jr. @JohnBeckwithJr_ (Dallas, Texas) Owner & Chief Executive Officer for Beckwith Inc.
  • Jaweed Kaleem @jaweedkaleem (New York, NY) HuffPost National Religion Reporter
  • Katherine Reddick (Odessa, TX) Wrote an Obituary About Her Mother That Went Viral

Video from: HuffPost Live

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