Grief Support


Compassionate, caring funeral services do not end immediately after the funeral. Everyone experiences death differently. The emotions associated with the death of a family member or close friend can be extremely painful and sometimes overwhelming.

At Watson-Giddens Funeral Home, we continue to help families through their bereavement even after the funeral. By maintaining strong relationships with local churches , service organizations and agencies, we are able to refer people to counselors and support groups. We also offer a list of suggested reading material on dealing with your grief.

  • GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. We have almost 60 e-mail support groups and two web sites.
  • The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.
  • The AARP provides information on how to handle to death of a loved one. They cover many topics from legal issues to dealing with personal grief.
  • The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Centering was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson.


We are pleased to recommend the following books on grief recovery. These books are available at www.christianbooks.com or your local bookstore.

  • Good Grief  - Granger Westberg - ISBN #0800611144
  • Experiencing Grief - H. Norman Wright - ISBN #080543092X
  • A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis - ISBN #0060652381
  • Grief Recovery Workbook - Ray Giunta - ISBN #1591450241
  • Grieving the Loss of a Loved One - Kathe Wunnenberg - ISBN #031022778X
  • A Decembered Grief - Harold Ivan Smith - ISBN #083411819X
  • Finding Your Way Through Grief - Kim Thomas - ISBN #0736910336
  • Restore My Souls: A Grief Companion - Lorraine Peterson - ISBN #1576832236
  • Grieving: Our Path Back to Peace - James R. White - ISBN #0734220004
  • When Will I Stop Hurting: Dealing with a Recent Death - June Cerza Kolf -
  • ISBN #080106385X
  • Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy -
  • Bill Dunn & Kathy Leonard - ISBN #0785260145
  • Aftershock: Help, Hope and Healing in the Wake of Sucide - David Cox &
  • Candy Neely Arrington - ISBN #0805426221
  • Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Getting Over the Loss of a Spouse -
  • Susan Zonnebelt - ISBN #080105821X
  • From Grief to Glory: Spiritual Journeys of Mourning Parents - James W. Bruce III
  • ISBN #1581373906
  • In a Heartbeat: A Journey of Hope & Healing for Those Who Have Lost a Baby
  • Dawn Waltman - ISBN #0781449111

The following books are especially recommended for grieving children.
  • Someone I Love Died - Christine Tangvald - ISBN #1555134904
  • When a Child You Love is Grieving - Harold Ivan Smith - ISBN #0834121735
  • Helping Children Cope With Death - Robert Dodd - ISBN #0836133684
  • Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies - Theresa Huntley
  • ISBN #0806642653
  • Children & Grief: Helping Your Child Understand Death - Joey O'Connor 
  • ISBN #0800759761

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