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What are some examples of death resolutions?

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Death resolutions are used in place of a eulogy, but serve the same purpose. Death resolutions generally include a title, introduction, "Whereas" statement, "Therefore" statement and a conclusion.

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Death resolutions always have a title, common titles include "A Resolution of Respect for (name of the deceased)" and "Resolution in Loving Memory of (name of the deceased)". Following the title, a simple introduction is usually included that introduces where the speaker is from, such as a church, volunteer group or company; and then mentions how the deceased contributed to the betterment of the community or society.

Following the introduction, a "Whereas" statement is used, in which the speaker once again mentions the deceased's contribution to society. Example statements include "Whereas; (name of deceased) was a great father (or mother) and provider for his (or her) family." and "Whereas; the passing of (name of deceased), a great community leader, has caused a deep void of sadness in the community."

A "Therefore" statement follows the "Whereas" statement. A "Therefore" statement states that the deceased will be mourned by the community. Examples include "Therefore be it resolved, that we embrace and mourn with the family because all of us have a common bond." or "Therefore be it resolved, that we as a community will mourn with the family and continue the great work of (name of deceased)." A short conclusion is used to wrap up the resolution, in which the speaker makes a final statement of condolence and commitment to the family and community.

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