Social media is everywhere and is now being used to memorialize loved ones. This is particularly true of people who already have a Facebook page. It can be important to find out ahead of time if your loved one wants their Facebook page to remain “active.”
Facebook has a Memorialization Request form that turns your loved one’s Timeline into a memorial page. As the account is memorialized, friends and family will be able to post their memories, depending on the privacy settings. People with whom your loved one had originally shared photos and posts will be able to see and access those posts. Rest assured, Facebook ensures that once the page is memorialized it will no longer show up in the “People You Know” ads or birthday reminders. The word “Remembering” will be displayed on the profile alongside their name.
Some people with Facebook pages may have already designated a “legacy contact,” who can monitor their page after it has been memorialized.
Whether your loved one has selected a legacy contact or not, their Facebook page can still be memorialized with the completion of the Memorialization Request Form.
Once the memorial page has been created, there are some things to keep in mind. Remember that everyone grieves differently and that there is no “one right way” to pay tribute to your loved one. This is meant to be a safe place for people to share memories.
Here at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, we are happy to help you navigate each step of this process. Feel free to call us with any questions at (717) 394-4097