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Celebrate Life With "Best Funeral Ever"

12/14/2012

 

 

John Beckwith, Jr. isn't your average funeral director. And Beckwith and his team at Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, don't throw typical funerals. Instead, they arrange home-goings, which are traditional African American celebrations of life. "The Golden Gate experience is our version of the traditional African American home-going celebration," he explains. "We do not produce generic funerals; everybody’s experience has to be different.”

Join Beckwith and his team in the new TLC special Best Funeral Ever, and watch as they create distinctive funerals with the deceased's wishes in mind. We'll see a special Christmas-themed funeral for a man who loved the holiday; a state fair-themed home-going ceremony for a man who was never able to ride a roller coaster; and a even a special barbecue (with barbecue sauce fountain!) for another special client.

Don't miss the premiere of Best Funeral Ever, Wednesday, December 26th at 8/7c.

UPDATE: Best Funeral Ever will premiere Sunday, January 6th at 10|9c, right after Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

--Julie Gerstein

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