What to Do When a Loved One Dies: Handling Final Affairs & Arrangements
The passing of a loved one is always difficult, regardless of the circumstances. Your greatest strength at this time is the love and support of others– God, family, friends and your local and religious communities. Lean on them for guidance and comfort during your time of sorrow; let them lift you up when you feel low and carry you when the burden feels heavier than you can bear alone.
In North Carolina, when a loved one dies there are some things that must be done right away, and others that are best handled later, after you have had time to grieve. The sadness and profound sense of loss you feel are normal and expected, but they still can feel all-consuming at times and make it hard to think clearly.