Memphis Funeral Home Offers Drive-Through Viewing Option – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A #Tennessee funeral home is taking the business to the next level, with their brand-new service: drive-through viewings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RBernardFuneralHome opened in #Memphis last month. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the owner, Ryan Bernard, nabbed the idea from a #California establishment that had been providing the service for nearly 40 years. In an effort to be more of a convenience, Bernard implemented the service to make bereavement a little bit easier, at no additional charge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I thought it was something new. I thought it would be neat to add to the Memphis area. Just to add something unique to our funeral home,” Bernard told reporters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Say a family has a visitation from 4 to 6. We would put their loved one in the drive-thru viewing area say around 1 o’clock and they will have a drive-thru viewing from 1 to 2:30,” said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The service is offered to all families who purchase a funeral package. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So far, four families have utilized the service, all of whom “loved it,” reports state. Patrons and families pull up, sign in and view the body for up to three minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Bernard, strangers have even used the service, just out of curiosity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Some people, don’t want to deal with the hassle, the chaos of a large funeral; parking, especially with inclement weather, so that was an extra convenience for those,” Bernard said. “You’ll be surprised how many people who just can’t stomach coming into a funeral home. They’re scared so it offers convenience to those.”
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