WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA)- The Christmas season is a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones.
The Compassionate Friends Organization held a candlelight vigil in West Point Sunday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church.
Families shared readings and thoughts about coping with the loss during the holidays.
Tammy Proctor of Louisville lost her son in 2006.
"It's lonely. It makes you miss your children, your child. Dalton was our only child. But, you have good memories to think about and you remember those," she said.
The organization says the service is a special comfort to the families especially during this time of year.
Member Lynne Posey lost her son and she explains how the organization helps her cope with loss.
"I lost my son Matt in 1991. It's been a long time but it never leaves you. It's something you'll always carry with you. It does get easier but you still have him in your heart and it means a lot," Posey stated.
During the ceremony there was singing and words of encouragement to the families.
Each family lit a candle in memory of those gone but not forgotten.