A drive-thru funeral? WHAT?
Well, it’s kind of like fast-food, but you get no chicken nuggets.
Instead, you get to see your loved one, behind glass, and can pay your respects in peace.
And right now, in safety.
Behind the glass, mourners can view their dearly departed. Read prayers. Read the eulogy. Even hear messages, or music. Zipping your car through, like a car wash, makes it easy, and a quick pit stop on the way to the dry cleaners.
Aunt Gerty would be proud.
And though I jest, these services really do make times like this a breeze. You can view the body from within your car, or you can stand near the glass and mist up the pane.
What’s the Reason for Drive-Thru Funerals?
- Elderly or disabled mourners do not have to exit the car. They can sign the guest book and leave a condolence card.
- Those who are ill can “attend” the funeral without getting other people sick.
- Mourners can avoid unpleasant weather.
- People can view the body even if they are estranged from the family.
- Viewing from a distance is comfortable and puts you at ease.
- Drive-ups save time.
So Where Can You Find Drive-Thru Funeral Homes?
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Compton, California
- Saginaw, Michigan
- Chicago, Illinois
Watch a video of a drive-thru funeral in Compton:
Do note that there may be way more drive-thru’s now, due to the coronavirus.