So we buried my wife’s Grandfather this last week. Obit here
It’s my first time going through the entire burial process, and I was wondering abut one item in particualr. At the end of the funeral after the coffin was laid in the grave, the funeral home placed a concrete shroud over the coffin before filling in the dirt. Is this routine in the south? We buried him in Ft. Worth.
I’m from the northwest, and have never heard of this custom. Mrs. Lebeef seems to think it was pretty ordinary, but my curiosity was engaged. I tried to google around, but really couldn’t find anything.
So what is the straight dope? Are funeral homes on the cutting edge of anti-zombie planning, or is this a water/erosion issue?