What Is Expected of You When You're a Pallbearer?

When a family member or close friend passes, you may be asked to be a pallbearer at the funeral services near Detroit. Being asked to serve as a pallbearer at the funeral ceremony is an honor that signifies your close relationship with the decedent. You should plan to arrive at the church or other ceremonial place about 30 to 60 minutes before the service begins. At this time, directors at the funeral homes will provide instructions to all the pallbearers.

To learn more about what will be expected of you, watch this interview with a funeral home director. You’ll learn where you’ll sit during the ceremony and how you’ll work with the other pallbearers to carry the casket from the church to the hearse. Then, you’ll carry the casket from the hearse to the gravesite at the cemetery.

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