The Importance Of A Funeral Procession

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Funeral processions conjure images of long lines of slow-moving cars, huge crowds, and famous people. While this may not be the case during a large gathering of family and friends, many adhere to this practice at a more private funeral.

The deceased’s family members take the body of a deceased from the funeral venue to the burial ground or crematory. Gallagher Funeral Home believes this is an integral part of the grieving process.

What Exactly Is A Procession?

The deceased's mortal remains are taken to their last resting place in a procession. This practice was commonplace when funerals were held in the past, allowing mourners a chance to say their final goodbyes. Since most procession automobiles now proceed at a constant speed, the procession's community aspect has been diminished. Local ordinances sometimes prohibit full-scale conventional processions because of their danger to nearby motorists and the disruption they create, especially on main roads and highways.

Symbolic Importance

Grieving people may benefit from accompanying the departed on their final trip. Many close friends and relatives find solace in following the deceased to their last resting place, allowing them to express their final goodbyes.

In the opinion of many medical professionals, funeral processions aid in recovery. Many current services forgo this stage due to the difficulty in transporting the entire family at once. With a simple phone call, a skilled and caring establishment can help you make these arrangements. They'll set up funeral limos for those at the service so the grieving can join in on the procession.


It’s crucial to find out what provides you solace so that you can work towards recovering from your grief. For details about our customized funeral services, please call Gallagher Funeral Home at 318-640-1375. We are here to provide you with the services you need.

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