I went to a funeral yesterday and they did something you never saw at a Witness memorial, and it is so refreshing to me when this is done. What did they do? Well they actually mentioned the person who died. They talked about their life, their family and even some fun stories about what they did in this life. I was thinking about all the Witness memorials I went to, while I was in the religion, and remembered how often I wanted to stand and say, "enough with trying to convert people here, please just talk about the person who died." We knew that did not happen though, and to do so was taboo, as it would take away from Jehovah's glory and people did not want that to happen. I even remember a few memorials that had relatives that were non-Witnesses, standing and leaving in disgust at the attempt to convert them during what is considered an emotional event.
Did this bother others, and if it did, have you attended any non-Witness funerals since leaving to see the other side?