express sympathy by sending a card or flowers to the family member’s workplace or residence. Send these things sooner rather than later.Generally speaking, the first few rows of the funeral home or church are where close friends and family members sit.
If you don’t fall into either of these categories, sit more toward the middle or back of the venue.Once you pick a seat, stay in it and stay quiet during the ceremony.
If you start crying or coughing, feel free to excuse yourself to the lobby or bathroom until it passes. Just be mindful of the people sitting around you if you do choose to exit.While you may want to leave babies with a sitter, kids over six or so should be okay to bring to the funeral.Read more on dumblittleman.com