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  • And there was something sort of sad and homely about having to have her final home-going service in that little room rather than in the beautiful sanctuary for which she had sewn the draperies of the baptismal font, the same place that my mother was memorialized.

    Mississippi Meditation: A Poet Looks 'Beyond Katrina'

  • All the tennis games are grouped together, all the bridges, all the meadows, all the home-going figures – schoolmates, goose-girls, hop-pickers, cows, uniformly trudging right to left against a moody horizon.

    Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880-1900 – review

  • The crowd began to dwindle, and the few police officers that remained began to relax as the home-going for Hamilton was coming to a close without incident.

    Déjà Vu

  • On October 5th another note says, "Susan S. Mom's home-going, 1987."

    The Grave is Overwhelmed

  • Thousands came to pay their respects to the former NFL most valuable player and what organizers called one of the largest home-going services in Mississippi history.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2009

  • You know, when people, particularly in the African-American tradition, refer to a funeral as a home-going, or a homecoming, you have said that, in some ways, Michael Jackson's death was a homecoming for him to the United States.

    CNN Transcript Sep 3, 2009

  • ROLAND MARTIN, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: This was truly a home-going service unlike any other we have seen -- reflective moments, tender moments, laughter, crying, but also moments of defiance.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2009

  • We had a tremendous home-going celebration for her.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith

  • And truly this trust had been very sweet unto my heart, if that I had lacked somewhat of my terror for the safe home-going of Mine Own.

    The Night Land

  • Today we came together to celebrate a "home-going."

    Archive 2007-08-01

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