Do JW's actually have real funerals? I've been to some services, but they have been memorial services. I don't remember ever seeing a casket inside a Hall. Is bringing a casket inside against the rules? How about urns?
When my Grandmother passed, her service wasn't allowed in the hall as she had never been dedicated. I guess that reason is a little understandable. She was a much loved part of the local congregation though. What I found irritating about the sermon...I mean talk...was when the elder explained to the gathered the reason the service wasn't held at the hall. WTF did that have to do with anything?
I don't know why my Grandmother didn't get baptized. Personally I think it was a great move to decline that calling. What I do know is my Grandmother had more Grace in the tip of her little finger than most dedicated JW's have in their entire being.
RIP Grandma. Twenty plus years on, you are missed by many.