They say things are Bigger in Texas and funerals are no exception. The Golden Gate Funeral home in Dallas Texas is the center of a new reality show on TLC. For most people the passing of a loved one can be a somber time but not so for the staff at the Golden Gate Funeral home.
Death is the perfect occasion to throw a party and celebrate the life of the passed on loved one. Homecomings as they are known have become a popular tradition in some African American communities. Homecomings are a time to rejoice, that the loved one has been united with God. Most in attendance do not wear the color black to the service instead vibrant colors are the choice of décor.
Chief executive officer John Beckwith Jr. of the Golden Gate funeral home works with the families to created some of the most colorful and elaborate themed services. Nothing seems to be off limits or out of taste from elves and snow to BBQ-themed services with a sauce fountain for loved ones to dip a ceremonious rib in.
It’s all about making the families happy during one of the worst times of their lives according to Entertainment Weekly.
Witness for yourself the celebration of Life as TLC takes you on a journey of music, dancing and themed funeral services like never before. Best Funerals Ever airs Sunday nights at 10pm on TLC.