I could use a little assistance with this.
An elderly neighbor of mine has passed away, and the obituary in the newspaper states that there will be a visitation this evening, a service tomorrow morning, and a graveside service after that.
I only knew her slightly, but what I knew, I liked. She was a very nice lady. I would like to pay my respects, and to let her family know that I am thinking of her and them.
Here is my dilemma: I don't think I need to attend all three things, but I feel like the visitation is for those who were closer than I was; and I am not sure it is OK to go to the funeral service and skip the graveside service after.
My questions are: Am I right about the visitation, or would that be the best way for an acquaintance to pay their respects? Is it OK to go only to the funeral service, but not to the graveside service (about 25 miles away, btw)? In summary, what is the best way for me to pay my respects?
Thank you ehellions.