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A Funeral Director's Lessons For The Living

Because we can not hug or stand close, the coronavirus has changed how we mourn those we've lost. Funeral director Norman J. Williams of Unity Funeral Parlors offers his thoughts about the living.
Norman J. Williams, director of the Unity Funeral Parlors in Chicago. Source: Bill Healy

The coronavirus has changed so much about our lives but it's also changed how we deal with death.

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have essentially brought an end to large funerals and memorials where people can share their grief. A brief hug to comfort a mourner is potentially lethal.

"We're all challenged by how to navigate emotional needs while exercising the in Chicago.

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