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Dignity and respect are history

August 10th, 2017 at 06:40 pm

So many of you wrote so many lovely comments about my last post about my friend, Barb and her love for cornbread.

We attended her memorial service yesterday. The service itself was quite nice. But, what happened at the end was not, in my opinion.

The pastor ended the service and thanked us all of attending. She was the wife of Barb's nephew and the family stood up to walk out so they could greet us. One of the workers at the funeral home immediately ran to the front before they could leave, said this concludes the service for Barb, and we will dismiss the family and then dismiss you. If he had left it at that, I would have been fine, but what came next...he said the family of Barb ____ was served by (insert the name of the funeral home) and we will be happy to serve you in your time of need.

Really?!?

What happened to respect for the deceased and the family? So anything goes when it comes to self promotion? I posted this on my Facebook feed and some friends said this has happened at other funeral homes as well.

I would say that dignity and respect are history as commercialism has taken hold. So very sad.

5 Responses to “Dignity and respect are history”

  1. laura Says:


    I would find another funeral home to take care of my future needs. I can't say that I have ever heard of that. The funeral home info on the bottom of the prayer cards shouldn't even be there, IMO. So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I went back and read your previous post about the cornbread. I'm a Jiffy girl myself! Smile

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    It was very tacky to do a sales pitch at the end of someone's service. I would tell them so; perhaps they will re-think this practice.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Why don't you write a note to the funeral home and let them know what you think of the sales pitch? Many times we complain to others about something like this (myself included) but forget to inform the instigating party. They may have no idea how offensive you found this.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I find that offensive too. It could have been printed in the program, or a sign on the hearse. There are other ways to make it known without calling it out at the end of the funeral.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Patientsaver, I did write an email to the funeral home before I posted this. In fact a couple of hours before. I have not had a response.

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