Why Laughter Isn’t Out of Place at a Funeral

Traditionally, funerals were somber and serious affairs that were centered on loss. Today, funeral services are evolving to become more focused on celebrating the life of a lost loved one and connecting with surviving family and friends during a difficult time. For that reason, laughter is not out of place at a funeral service, and in fact, it is often welcome.

There are many opportunities for laughter at a funeral service that are appropriate for the occasion. Sharing funny stories about the deceased during a eulogy or in conversations at the viewing are an entirely acceptable way to bring laughter into a funeral service as a way to honor your loved one. If you are a guest at a funeral for someone who is not a close family member or friend, take cues from the hosts of the service to see if humorous stories are welcome.

If you have questions about a funeral service at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, and Crematory, our funeral home staff is happy to help. Learn more about our services and funeral pre-planning in Lakewood, Washington, by calling (253) 584-0252.

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