Beyond the Obituary

Episodes of the Beyond the Obituary Podcast

6: Palliative Care Hospital Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator Heidi Gessner

Heidi Gessner is the palliative care hospital chaplain and bereavement coordinator at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill NC.  Today she talks about what a hospital chaplain does, her personal story on how she got into the industry, different ways people can grieve, and some of her favorite stories from her 17 years as a chaplain….

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5: Owen Preston, 4/2/08-4/29/17: Touching Lives While Battling Brain Cancer

On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were some of the stories that define them?  We’ll hear from the people who loved them because they are so much more than a…

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4: Sharon Delaney McCloud on Her Baby Daughter Macie, 10/1/04-8/5/05

On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were some of the stories that define them?  We’ll hear from the people who loved them because they are so much more than a…

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3. Robin Simonton, Executive Director of Historic Oakwood Cemetery

On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to share memories of loved ones who have passed on. We’ll also hear from some people in the death industry – hospital chaplains, therapists, clergy, and (like today’s guest) cemetery directors. Robin Simonton, executive director of Historic Oakwood Cemetery…

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2: Leah Loeffler, 4/28/83 – 11/8/00: Her Life and the Grief Journeys of Her Parents Dan and Nancy

On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were some of the stories that define them?  We’ll hear from the people who loved them because they are so much more than a…

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1: Jonathan Hill, The Pilot, 9/27/71 – 12/5/14: Loving Husband, Son, Friend, and Father of 3

Welcome to the first episode of the Beyond the Obituary. On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were some of the stories that define them?  We’ll hear from the people who…

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Beyond the Obituary Trailer

The Beyond the Obituary Podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh NC is a place where friends and family members come to tell their stories of loved ones who have passed on. Subscribe now for new episodes, coming March 2019. About Renaissance Funeral Home Family Owned and Operated by 3rd and 4th Generation Funeral Directors,…

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