Thats probably as close as Adventists will get to comfort at a funeral.
What they actually beleive is that a human is a living being (soul) and that when death comes, that being ceases to exist. There is no existence in death. Only when the resurrection occurs will that person ‘live’ again. Death is total unconsciousness. The wicked will be totally obliterated and have no existence of any kind whatsoever after their disposal in the Lake of fire.
They seem to ignore this clear teaching of St. Paul:
2 Corinthians 5:6-8
"Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord-- for we walk by faith, not by sight-- we are of good courage, I say... and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord."
He clearly says we can be ‘absent from the body’. Therefore, we are not an inseperable body+breath= ‘living soul’ which has no existence after life ceases.
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I don’t know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake."
The adventist idea that we are unconscious until we have a body again in the resurrection is not biblical.
If St. Paul knew he would not be conscious again until the second comming, why would he desire to ‘depart and be with Christ’? An early death will not hasten the second comming, and how could unconsciousness be ‘better’ than remaining and completing his work?