Florence Isaacs's Blog – December 2011 Archive (1)

Being a Pallbearer at a Funeral

Q. I’ve been asked to be a pallbearer at a funeral. What exactly is a pallbearer supposed to do? How many are there? And do I have to say yes? Frankly, I’ve only seen pallbearers in movies or on TV.


Pallbearers carry or accompany the casket at a funeral. They are friends, relatives, professional or business associates of the deceased—or sometimes members of the religious congregation. Pallbearers who do not actually carry the coffin are called “honorary…


Added by Florence Isaacs on December 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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