Funeral Homes With Drive Thru Viewing Options Are Utterly Brilliant
Local Memphis- A funeral home off Lamar Avenue is offering a different service from its competitors. You can drive up, say your final goodbyes to your loved ones, and you don’t even have to get out the car. Ryan Bernard, owner of R. Bernard funeral home, says he got the idea from a funeral home in California. His main goal is to make it more convenient for families who are already dealing with losing a loved one.
Bernard wants his funeral home to stand out from the rest, so his family business is offering drive-thru services. “Say a family has a visitation from 4 to 6. We would put their loved one in the drive-thru viewing area say around 1 o’clock and they will have a drive-thru viewing from 1 to 2:30,” says Bernard.
The service is free for customers with funeral packages, and so far four families have tried it out. “We’ve been getting rave reviews. We’ve had people actually just pull up drive-thru just had a curiosity they didn’t even know the person who passed.” The viewing would be only during visitation hours and Bernard says he has security on his property to make sure things go smoothly.
I cannot put into words just how much I love this idea. Everything in life should have drive thru, and if possible, self checkout lines. The less I have to interact with people, the better. That is especially the case inside of funeral homes. You have to deal with family, friends, or just random people that you haven’t seen in years. You don’t know what to say to them and you don’t want to leave too early or linger too long. Plus lets be honest, being in a funeral home is weird as fuck. I’m not a germaphobe or anything, but you can’t tell me that you feel comfortable breathing in the air of a funeral home. That place has dead bodies in it every single day. You can’t tell me that there isn’t a bunch of dead body germs floating around in that air that just feels thicker than usual. Everything about being at a funeral home STINKS.
But with a drive thru, all those worries are gone. Now you can pay your respects without leaving your car or getting dressed up and then happily go about your day. Shit, you could even multitask and eat your lunch while you say goodbye to your Great Aunt Sally. Every funeral home should aim to have a drive thru option in five years. The funeral home that don’t evolve will be dead in the water and we can drive by and look at their corpses at the funeral homes that embrace the 21st century.