Advice for Choosing Pallbearers for a Funeral

Funeral Home San Mateo

Choosing pallbearers for a funeral ceremony doesn’t have to be an added source of stress when arranging a funeral. Pallbearers are typically immediate family members or close friends of the deceased. However, there are generally no strict rules about who can be a pallbearer.

Some family members may not want to be pallbearers, because the ritual may be too upsetting for them in their time of grief. If a family member indicates that he doesn’t want to act as a pallbearer, you should respect his wishes and avoid pressuring him. Likewise, if a close friend or loved one of the deceased expresses a desire to be a pallbearer and there is room to accommodate him, you should let him participate. You can also ask other members of your family to help you in choosing pallbearers.

At Skylawn Memorial Park, we have been helping families plan funeral services near San Mateo since 1959. We have extensive experience meeting the needs of our diverse community, and can plan funerals, burials, and cremations for families of any ethnic, religious, or cultural background. To learn more about our funeral planning services, call us today at (650) 349-4411.

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