I have been to many funerals where, after the rosary and prayer, the priest, deacon or whoever is leading the rosary will call on people to come up and say something regarding the deceased. I personally do not like this because time and time again, it goes on for almost an hour by people coming up and each of them apparently trying to outdo the other and bring tears to the mourners. Many times it turns out that the person speaking is only talking only about himself/herself. At other times I have seen some go up and tell stories about how bad they were and how they are now born again and the need to come to accept Jesus as your personal savior and elude to anti-catholic teachings. Some poems are read and the person reading the poem is all in tears and can hardly be understood. I personally find all that annoying. I think that there should be one or two members of the family that may want to relate something about the deceased and are in control of themselves and that’s it. I remember many years back as a child that after the priest led the rosary, he had special prayers and sprinkled the body with holy water, then he would have a homily regarding death that it is not the end and to remind the faithful to pray for the deceased. After words of condolences it was over and that was it. Now in many instances the person leading the rosary makes comments or even assurances to the effect that the deceased is now in heaven and that we should pray to him/her and practically takes it upon himself/herself to proclaim the deceased already a saint.