Jehovah’s Witness Funerals

Known for the expectation of the world ending soon, the Jehovah’s Witness demands obedient teachings of the Bible. Members have a strong devotion of sharing their beliefs. They are not involved with politics or voting. Their faith believes the soul unconsciously waits for resurrection.  Christ returns to rule and God’s kingdom will be fulfilled.

The funeral service is usually shorter than other faiths, sometimes only lasting 30 minutes, and will take place within a week of the death. Men wear suits and women dress modestly, and neither wear head head coverings. Flowers and food are welcomed by the family. Most funerals take place in their Kingdom Hall. An open casket is acceptable but not required. Photography and video is not allowed but audio recordings are permitted. At the burial scriptures and prayers are read.