When you are preparing for a funeral, there may be some things you won’t know or expect when it comes to the service or events surrounding the funeral. Etiquette will cover what to expect when it comes to certain events and what is typically done.
Funeral directors assist families in arranging the details of the service. According to denomination, services are held at a place of worship or at a funeral home with the deceased present. An obituary notice announcing the death and the details of the service is most helpful to friends and the community
Funeral Procession / Cortege
If burial is held within the local area, friends and relatives may accompany the family to the location of the funeral service, and afterward, to the cemetery. The funeral director will assist in arranging the vehicles in the procession and will determine the route. All vehicles in the procession should have their headlights on and follow closely enough to discourage other vehicles from cutting into the procession. The procession has the right of way at intersections and is required to yield to emergency vehicles only. Caution should always be exercised when going against a traffic signal in case oncoming drivers do not yield to the funeral procession.
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