|We've been to many open-casket funerals before, but we didn't expect to find it right at the entrance to the church. |
Boom - big emotions right away!
|There was a tribute portion before the service that included music and dance performances, and remembrances by friends and |
|After the church service everyone headed over to the cemetery just down the road.|
|The hearse was at the tail end of the funeral procession. It was led by a truck with big speakers in the back playing traditional |
music, and the people all followed that dancing and singing along.
|People gathered around Jess' burial site. Everyone sat and watched as the casket was lowered by hand and buried by shovel.|
|The "Afterpass" was held down the street at a bar/restaurant called Slaughterhouse.|
|There was free food for all attendees, plus music and mingling.|
|This is a panorama from one side of the stage looking back at the bar/restaurant building.|
Note; At first we weren't going to take any photos since it was a funeral, but then we saw that pretty much everyone else was taking pictures and videos, so then we didn't feel so bad.