If you’ve arrived at this site you are most likely giving some thought to how you want to be remembered after you’re gone. Preparing an account of your life yourself in advance is a great way to make sure the things that are important to you are recorded for posterity.
But you may be asking yourself, who is going to read what I have written?
It’s a fair question. If your family pays to have your obituary published in the local paper, some people who know you may see it, if they happen to pick up a paper that day. But fewer newspapers are read every day.
Your ObitCenter.com obituary resides on our site and will appear in online searches of your name. Beyond that, there is another way to make sure your life story receives exposure to the people important in your life, and just like ObitCenter.com, it costs nothing.
Once your obituary is activated, make sure your family knows to distribute it on Facebook and other social media. They can do it easily by pasting your ObitCenter.com link into a Facebook post. The link should be posted on your personal Facebook page before the account is deactivated. That is the easiest way to inform your friends of your passing. Friends and family members should also post the link on their own Facebook pages.
I’ve seen Facebook’s power firsthand. In 2015 my father died at the age of 95 and I wanted to inform people in the town where he had been pastor of a large church for 25 years. Since he married, buried and baptized thousands of people in the town I thought his death might be a news story, but the local paper said it wasn’t. They were happy to sell me an obituary for $50 though.
Instead, I posted the obituary I had written on the town’s Facebook page and within minutes began receiving condolences and memories from scores of people, something a newspaper obituary could not provide.