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For many people, there’s some social anxiety that goes into attending a funeral. It’s a reason why some mourners refrain from attend a viewing. When it comes to funeral home etiquette, What do you say? What do you do?
This anxiety can be heightened if you didn’t actually know the deceased (maybe it’s a distant relative or a co-worker’s mother). During a time when everyone is crying and in mourning, you may feel awkward being someone who’s less affected.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attend a viewing or funeral. In fact, mourners need to see your face more than ever during this time, as having a support system can help them evade depression.
Here’s what you can say in a receiving line at a funeral of someone you didn’t know:
For info on Markwell Funeral Home’s funeral services and answers to questions related to funeral arrangements, check out Markwell’s blog, which offers further information. You can also call Markwell at (888) 932-2630 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.