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Open casket funerals are more emotional

Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:34 pm
Posted by tigerskin
Member since Nov 2004
39987 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:34 pm
Do you think they are necessary?

Why do we mainly do it that way? Is it harder to get closure with closed casket?
Posted by Northshore Aggie
Mandeville, LA
Member since Sep 2022
4467 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:35 pm to
One of the weirdest customs we have.
Posted by Hoodie
Donaldsonville, LA
Member since Dec 2019
2986 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:37 pm to
The body never looks quite like the deceased.
Posted by lsudave1
Baton Metairie
Member since Jan 2005
7203 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:39 pm to
I don’t like them at all. My grandmother had an open casket and it was terrible it looked nothing like her. She always took a lot of pride in her appearance so I know she would have been pissed.
Posted by No Colors
Sandbar
Member since Sep 2010
10290 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:40 pm to
My nephew was killed by a drunk driver on his 21st birthday about 18 months ago.

It was horrible. But the open casket was the worst part
Posted by BK Lounge
Member since Nov 2021
3393 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:41 pm to
“They even shot Tommy in the face so his mother couldn't give him an open coffin at the funeral.”


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This post was edited on 2/18/24 at 7:43 pm
Posted by Cracker
in a box
Member since Nov 2009
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Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:41 pm to
I dont care either way I just gawk to see if the makeup and hair person had skills
Posted by Swagga
504
Member since Dec 2009
16104 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:46 pm to
My uncle died when I was 8.

The image of my mom, her brother, and my grandparents going up for the final look and then them closing the casket is ingrained in my memory.

I will never do anything that traumatic. Cremate me and throw the ashes somewhere.
Posted by jlovel7
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2014
21303 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:47 pm to
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The image of my mom, her brother, and my grandparents going up for the final look and then them closing the casket is ingrained in my memory.


Same with my fiancés grandmother. Absolutely brutal to watch them close it.
Posted by WhuckFistle
Member since Jul 2015
2988 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:47 pm to
My brother passed away back in June after dealing with non alcohol cirrhosis. His last few months he looked awful.

When we had the funeral, I was actually surprised that he looked good. If we did a closed casket, him laying motionless as they pumped on his chest would’ve been the last image I would’ve had of him.
Posted by LPLGTiger
Member since May 2013
1265 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:48 pm to
My great grandma died at 103 a few years back. It was obvious they tried to make her look much younger. Very awkward. Don’t recommend.
Posted by dukke v
PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
202559 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:48 pm to
Odd topic…
Posted by parrothead
big salty ham
Member since Mar 2010
4435 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:48 pm to
Agreed. Last year I went to my first cremation funeral and it was the “easiest” one I’ve been too. Open casket is just too much. My grandpa passed last April and I didn’t even look at him during visitation. When I was 24, my grandmother passed and seeing her like that was fried into my brain and I hate having that mental image.
Posted by lsufball19
Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
64442 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:49 pm to
quote:

Why do we mainly do it that way?

We don’t mainly do it that way. I’ve only been to one open casket funeral in my life out of 10+ funerals tbh. It was weird
This post was edited on 2/18/24 at 7:51 pm
Posted by tigerskin
Member since Nov 2004
39987 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:53 pm to
quote:

We don’t mainly do it that way. I’ve only been to one open casket funeral in my life out of 10+ funerals tbh. It was weird


Just about completely opposite from me. Where do you live?
Posted by GreenRockTiger
vortex to the whirlpool of despair
Member since Jun 2020
41016 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:57 pm to
When I was a kid one of my friend’s brother died, and it’s unfortunate that’s how I remember him
Posted by lsusteve1
Member since Dec 2004
41843 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:58 pm to
Never understood them for anyone except maybe immediate family.

Don’t like my last memory being a pic of someone in a coffin
Posted by tigerskin
Member since Nov 2004
39987 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:58 pm to
quote:

When we had the funeral, I was actually surprised that he looked good. If we did a closed casket, him laying motionless as they pumped on his chest would’ve been the last image I would’ve had of him.


Makes more sense to me in that scenario
Posted by L1C4
The Ville
Member since Aug 2017
13142 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 7:59 pm to
quote:

One of the weirdest customs we have.
At least we no longer put coins on their eyes.
Posted by Kneereaux
Member since Jan 2019
124 posts
Posted on 2/18/24 at 8:09 pm to
quote:

We don’t mainly do it that way. I’ve only been to one open casket funeral in my life out of 10+ funerals tbh. It was weird


I've been to numerous funerals. 25 maybe. Only one that I can remember wasn't open casket.
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