My uncle called out for his dead grandmother and other people a few months before he died. I seem to recall many instances of this happening to others.
I personally do believe that loved ones who have passed on will be there to comfort you and escort you to the next journey. Even pets come to help you.
Death is not to be feared. It's too bad so many are miserable before their death.
There are so many near death experiences that describe death as seeing light and feeling incredible peace.