“Always go to the funeral.” was something my parents told me when I was still small. It was ingrained in me at a young age. They were right.
Even if the only person you know there is the one who passed away, you should go. Make the head count. Often times, it is a comfort for the bereaved to see the sheer numbers of people who attend the service.To see how many hearts the deceased had touched; to see how many people now make up a support network for those still living. Everyone has value and importance in the lives of others. That’s why you go to the funeral; to show that.