Because now days people don’t have time to get out of their cars to show respect or compassion.
A Memphis funeral home 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 p.m. to 6 p.m.. We would put their loved one in the drive-thru viewing area say around 1 p.m. and they will have a drive-thru viewing from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.,” says Bernard. The service is free for customers with funeral packages, and so far four families have tried it out.