Double Feature: Rolling Wake and A Unique Funeral Custom
Today the Mouse and I are going to show you two very unique types of funeral service features — ones you won’t see everyday — not generally speaking.
The first short clip is for a Compton, California funeral home…and we won’t lie, Compton is a rough little piece of South Los Angeles. Some folks are afraid to go into that neighborhood, due to the drive-by shootings, criminal element, and the ghetto condition of down-town areas.
So, to make folks feel a little more secure in visiting the funeral home, a very unusual feature is provided.
The next clip here, is of a ‘home-going’ service. The African-American community has a distinctly unique flavor with funerals. This clip features the ‘steppin’ the pallbearers do as they sing a spiritual and carry the casket out of the church.
In New Orleans, this practice is accompanied by a Jazz Band ( Second Line, it’s called) in parade-style procession, as they move the casket to the grave…We’ll let you peruse the clips of those on your own, if you like. Those clips should appear after this video piece.
We sure appreciate your stopping by to see us today. We hope you enjoyed our little slice of funeral culture and custom in these clips.
CJ and Morguie