Michigan Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Viewing
A Saginaw, Michigan funeral home is offering af drive-thru viewing service. Paradise Funeral Chapel has installed a drive-thru window allowing people to drive up to pay their last respects, according to MLive.
Funeral home President Ivan E. Phillips explained that this wasn’t a new concept for him, but that he’s had the idea for years.
[su_center_ad]An incident last year was his motivation for implementing the new service, when an elderly woman who was in a nursing home could not make it inside the chapel to visit her husband or attend his funeral.
“She would’ve got a chance to see him if we had this, so I knew we had to move forward,” he added.
“Considering the elderly generation that we service, so many people are afraid of funeral homes. So why not be able to do it from your car?” he asked.
How it works: A retractable door offers a guestbook to sign and there is a slot where they can leave memorial contributions.
The people in the vehicle have 3 minutes to pay their respects before the curtain closes.
This is the most impersonal idea I’ve heard of, even though there are several other funeral homes in the country that offer the same service. Why not just drive by the funeral home and yell out, “holla!” instead?
Big thanks to @MiAtheistGal for the links.[su_csky_ad]