Caribbean nationals who are being deprived of the customary going home celebration for deceased loved one due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, have found a savior in Brooklyn Funeral Director Lisa S. Dozier, who is helping mourners say a fond farewell via a live streaming platform.
Despite that the funeral service had offered live streaming in the past for families who were unable to travel to the U.S. from the Caribbean, Lisa S. Dozier Funeral Service Inc. at 2043 Atlantic Ave. in Brownsville/Bedford-Stuyvesant /Crown environs, is making a huge difference in bringing comfort to relatives who now grieve in more ways than one.
According to 24-year-old Dozier who established her funeral service in 2015, her job has become more challenging with the new national guidelines, and city mandates, associated with the COVIS-19 virus, whereby, funerals are limited to no more than 10 people.
As such, Dozier is bridging the gap during this difficult time, offering live-streaming services at the funeral home and church, that allows many extended family and friends the opportunity to attend remotely, and memorialize their loved ones the right way.
She is providing this live streaming service alternative, done before the pandemic, “which made us feel very equipped during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.”
The live-streamed funeral, allows extended family members to join the service and their families remotely. This option is well received according to her.
“Live streaming is definitely shorter. Not many people are in the room, a preacher is present to give words of encouragement and it’s a one-hour viewing, during a live streaming funeral, said Dozier,” who noted that live streaming is also still engaging than others may assume.
During the final viewing, families are allowed to leave comments.
Dozier said she has personally adjusted to the latest changes due to COVID-19, even though she and staff are exposed to people who have died due to the virus. Their focus however, is to protect themselves daily.
She asserts that the pandemic has affected her business and the entire funeral industry tremendously because family members can’t grieve properly, and are robbed of the right to do so.
“These families can’t mourn the loss, and see their loved ones one last time,” she said.
“My goal is to essentially provide both quality and professional services in a loving atmosphere.”
Realizing that any type of loss can be overwhelming, my staff and I are committed to providing a comfortable setting during transition, said the Lisa S. Dozier Funeral Service Inc website. To learn more, go to www.lisadozierfuneralservice.com, or e-mail [email protected]