There are many times when a limo is appropriate and a funeral service is one of those times. Depending on how large the deceased person's family is, there is typically one or two family limousines that carry the immediate family from the church to the gravesite or the funeral home to the church and then the gravesite.
At a time when people are upset and have been crying, it is nice to leave the driving up to someone else. A professional limo driver who will be kind and courteous, opening doors and helping people in and out of the cars as needed. A uniformed chauffer will be assigned to each funeral to distinguish them from the rest of the crowd. They will wait by the vehicle during any services for their passengers and assist them in any way needed.
Unless someone specifically requests something different, typically a funeral limo would be a black stretch limo of 10 passengers or less. White limos are usually reserved for weddings and parties. There is the black Lincoln Town Car and many different black stretch limos to choose from depending on how many people would be riding in the funeral precession and they style a family wants.
The funeral home is not always going to have a limousine or enough limousines to accommodate a large family, so it is best to call a limousine company for pricing on funerals. A reliable company can get a funeral limousine to a customer within the time needed which is a couple of days.
They typical arrangement for a funeral is to have the limousine pick up the family at the funeral home and take them to the church, following the hearse in a line of mourners. On some rare occasions, depending on the circumstances, an arrangement could be made to pick up the family at one house and brought to the funeral home, then driven to the church and then on to the graveside ceremony.
Many of the stretch limos have couch seating so that the family can be close to one another and be able to comfort each other in this difficult time. If the family is small, then a Lincoln Town Car would be enough and still be elegant and appropriate for a funeral procession.
Sometimes, after the church portion of the funeral, the priest or individual presiding over the holy occasion, will ride in the limousine with the family to the gravesite or the next step in the funeral.
After a gravesite ceremony, some people go out for a luncheon or gather at one person's home in order to celebrate the life of the deceased. The limo could take the family back to their cars at the funeral home or take them on to the luncheon. This would be prearranged so that everyone knew where they would end up after the graveside ceremony.