Back in the late 60's and early 70's, the Brooklyn Boyos surprised everyone with some new light on the resurrection.
Basically, almost everyone who was dead would be resurrected after armageddon. Non-dubbies, bad people, prophets, goodie-goodies, they're all for a resurrecting! They would have a second chance at gaining redemption before having to pass some sort of special test somewhere down the line in the new order. The folk who died at armageddon wouldn't get a second chance. For them it was to be finito, sorry, you're dead, too bad, ha ha.
So you die before armageddon you get resurrected, you die at armageddon, you've blown it. Hmm.
Now, a lot of ex's and disfellowshipped one's began to get a tad edgy at all of this new light. Just imagine. Mummy and Daddy are distrought at the departing of the Apple Of Their Eye to Satan's wicked ole world. Now if said Apple was dead before armageddon comes along, then a resurrection, a second chance, is in the offing, right? But, if he's actually alive when armageddon arrives, then he's dead, right?
It might sound ludicrous now, but there was a time when some ex's that I knew were very wary of being left alone with a believing relative who just might figure out how to get a fella into the New World.
One way or another.