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Funeral Etiquette For A Memorial Service

Funeral Etiquette For A Memorial Service

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 ==== ====Charles McDuffie is the owner of The List Building Academy, and offers a free 7-day e-course thatshows men and women how to have a successful online business online by first building their opt-in subscriber list. He believes while the money may be in the list, the fortune lies in the follow up!http://www.listbuildingconcepts.com ==== ====ID: 2071892Author: Carole GalassiDate Published: Mar 06, 2009Title: Funeral Etiquette For a Memorial ServiceSummary: There are just a few things to remember in the way of funeral etiquette. People do notexpect etiquette to be follo...Body:There are just a few things to remember in the way of funeral etiquette. People do not expectetiquette to be followed specifically by the bereaved family members. So if you miss any items,don't stress over it. This is meant to be a general guideline to assist you in what is normally doneduring a memorial service.If you will be having a guest book present at the visitation and service,place it at the back of the church or the funeral home where people will enter before being seated.The immediate family members usually sit in the first few pews or rows. You can choose to beseated as soon as you arrive or stay in the back to greet other mourners and attendees.If thecasket is to be present during the service, the funeral director will coordinate with the pall bearersto carry the casket out of the funeral car. The pall bearers may carry the casket to the front ofchurch before the service begins, or simply lift it onto a cart to be wheeled in to the front of theroom where the service will be held.The funeral director plays a vital role directing andcoordinating the pall bearers of their duties and where they will take seat during the entire service.The officiant or clergy will announce the opening of the service. You can also choose to have aclose family member welcome them and say a few short opening statements. The officiant, clergyor family member will introduce each new event or item in the funeral or memorial program beforeit begins.If there is is to be a viewing of the body at the end of the service, the funeral director willbe responsible to open the lid of the casket (generally, only the top half of the casket will beopened, exposing the deceased upper half of the body). Mourners may now view the body,stopping for a few moments to pay their last respects or simply just walk past the casket.When theservice is over, the funeral director will close the casket and will lead the pall bearers in placing thecasket back into the funeral car or hearse. The family will then leave their seats, followed by allattendees starting from the front of the church, row by row.You may elect to greet the attendees asthey give you condolences after the service. Generally, a line will form with the family members atthe front of the room to begin receiving sympathies from the attendees.If there is a police escort tothe cemetery for a graveside service, remain in your car and follow the car procession as lead bythe police car.  If there is a short reception after the service, mourners may attend and givetheir condolences to you and your family during this time. You can simply acknowledge eachperson's sympathies by saying "thank you for coming."For more funeral resources, visit The Funeral Program Site where you will find a wealth ofinformation that can assist you in the details of the funeral or memorial service. This website offers

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