I have never in my whole life heard of this being done but at my husband's hall they just asked the congregation to pay about $250.00 to help with the cost of the dinner after the memorial and for flowers.
I was a JW for over 45 years and I have never heard of this. When my parents died who had been JW's for years I felt lucky fortunate to even be able to use the Kingdom Hall for their memorial. I am just speechless at them giving money. The PO's COBE family has money why would the hall need to help. Has anyone else ever heard of this?
It is just like another slap in my face for everything I gave to this stupid religion. When we were first married and pioneering and living on $200.00 a month about 20 years ago, my husband was assigned to get the flowers for the assemblies and SAD day. We NEVER got one DIME for any of the expense. It was truly a killer to us. I am so bitter right now it is unreal.