More About Funeral Viewing or Visitation
A Funeral viewing or Funeral visitation is a time for family and friends to pay their respects to the deceased and offer their condolences to the bereaved. It is typically held at a funeral home, church, or other location, and may be open or closed (with or without the casket present). Viewings can be held before or after the funeral service, and may last for a few hours or several days.
During a viewing, the body of the deceased is typically displayed in a casket, and friends and family are invited to come and pay their respects. This can be a time for quiet reflection and prayer, or a time to share memories and stories with others. Some families choose to have a guest book or memory board available for attendees to sign or leave notes or mementos.
Viewings can be an important part of the grieving process, as they provide an opportunity for loved ones to say goodbye and begin the process of accepting the loss. They can also be a time for support and comfort, as friends and family come together to offer their condolences and share memories.