To begin with it makes some people very sad – and some people very happy. Those who loved you phone up all who knew you and they tell others. Then the funeral is arranged, and notices put in the paper to give details of where and when the funeral will be. For a young person killed suddenly and tragically many tears are shed. Your ‘earthly remains’ are buried and your soul/spirit goes to God.
The Bible says our spirit goes to God. Our spirit is indestructible. In the Bible it says in quite a few places that we will all stand before God to answer for all we have done, and there will be a judgement day for all the nations at the end of this age.
The Apostle Paul wrote that he longed to be in heaven with Christ, which ‘…would be far better.’ Paul was converted from a ‘Christian hater’ and a ‘rounder up of Christians to have them tried and probably killed’ into a very different person.
A few years after Jesus was killed and rose to life again, Saul was very soundly ‘converted’ and his name changed to Paul. Jesus spoke to him from the sky after he was knocked off his horse by an invisible hand. You can read of how this happened in the Book of Acts, chapter 9. It is known among journalists as ‘A Damascus Road experience.’ Every sports journalist seems to have been taught it – a 180 degree turnaround in your life – be it for a coach, player or manager, etc. So Christians are not at all afraid of death, atheists don’t care and some people are scared of dying. They do not have to be.
In heaven, after our death, and at ‘the Second Coming’ Christian believers, will be given new spiritual bodies, like Jesus had after He rose from the grave. Wow! No pain, tears, no night, or death, or dying. (Rev. chapter 22)