Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Grieving

Fries, liquor and prescription medications have long been offered in drive-thru form, so it was only a matter of time until funeral homes followed suit.

The Los Angeles Times profiles a Compton, Calif. mortuary that offers drive-thru viewings of the dearly departed, spotlighting a deceased former city councilwoman whose children opted to place her open casket in a drive-thru display.

The story says there are “a handful” of drive-thru funeral parlors around the country. The owner of the Compton location boasts:

“It’s a unique feature that sets us aside from other funeral parlors. “You can come by after work, you don’t need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects,” said Scott Adams. “It’s a convenience thing.”

Would you pay your respects to a loved one via drive-thru?

Paying their respects outside funeral home [Los Angeles Times]