Home Funeral in Mexico

Final Passages would like to thank our dear friend and angel, Janelle Va Melvin, for her years as co-director with Final Passages. Janelle added her hospice skills and experience to Final Passages in 1996 and co-authored the Handbook for Creating Home Funerals. She assisted developing and teaching our Midwiving Life's Final Passage workshops and has added strength and fiber to the foundation of our model program.

Janelle has left Final Passages and taken a new life direction due to a number of family challenges over the past couple of years including the death of her brother Milan Morrell Melvin, who made his transition on October 6, 2001. In her devotion to carrying out her brother's final wishes, Janelle directed the services and shares photos with us of how Milan was honored with a home funeral and traditional Mexican burial.

Jerrigrace Lyons
Final Passages