The Funeral 

Helps Confirm The Reality And The Finality Of Death.

Provides A Climate For Mourning And Expressions Of Grief.

Allows The Sorrows Of One To Become The Sorrows Of Many.

Is One Of The Few Times Love Is Given And Not Expected In Return.

Is A Vehicle For The Community To Pay Its Respects.

Encourages The Affirmation Of Faith.

Is A Celebration Of A Life That Has Been Lived As Well As A Sociological Statement That A Death Has Occurred.