I've had a hard week.
I told my boss on Tues "I'm going to have to take some time this week--not sure when yet, dad isn't answering his cell- for a family funeral...It'll be Wed or Thurs...or maybe Friday"
I gave no details (didn't want to get into it, especially at work)
And the immediate reply was "you know family is always more important than work. Take the time you need, if you need someone to cover for you, let me know, I'll help find someone."
(I haven't always gotten that "generous" of replies for someone who isn't "immediate family"--it was my great uncle, but it was necessary for me to have the time off to take my grandfather to the funeral--if I couldn't get time off, he couldn't go, and it was a huge deal to him!)