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Find out what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about death and about funeral customs. Know what to expect when attending a Witness funeral.

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Funerals—What Are Their Views and Practices?

Find out what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about death and about funeral customs. Know what to expect when attending a Witness funeral.

It's sometimes difficult to know what is appropriate for a funeral if you are not familiar with the family's religious beliefs. Although many traditions, such as the giving of flowers, cross religious lines, others do not. And even when traditions do cross over, they may hold slightly different meanings. For Jehovah's Witnesses -- or Watchtower Society members -- flowers are appropriate for a funeral, but with some restrictions.

It's sometimes difficult to know what is appropriate for a funeral if you are not familiar with the family's religious beliefs. Although many traditions, such as the giving of flowers, cross religious lines, others do not. And even when traditions do cross over, they may hold slightly different meanings. For Jehovah's Witnesses -- or Watchtower Society members -- flowers are appropriate for a funeral, but with some restrictions.

The program for the Jehovah's Witness ceremony for Prince on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The program for the Jehovah's Witness ceremony for Prince on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

So silly, but it is always a little nerve wrecking....esp when you are representing and rendering sacred service to the Alpha & the Omega Jehovah!

So silly, but it is always a little nerve wrecking....esp when you are representing and rendering sacred service to the Alpha & the Omega Jehovah!

Guide to Jehovah Witness funeral customs with additional information about this religion's beliefs.

Jehovah's Witness Funeral Customs

Guide to Jehovah Witness funeral customs with additional information about this religion's beliefs.

This is one of the most beautiful songs in our songbook at the Kingdom Hall. Often played at funerals, but not always, it makes me cry every time.

This is one of the most beautiful songs in our songbook at the Kingdom Hall. Often played at funerals, but not always, it makes me cry every time.

Overview of Jehovah's Witness beliefs and practice, whether they believe in life after death and how they approach the funeral process.

Jehovah's Witness Beliefs

Overview of Jehovah's Witness beliefs and practice, whether they believe in life after death and how they approach the funeral process.

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