Cultural differences have given us all sorts of funerary attitudes and traditions. I have always admired the celebration aspect of a funeral, and wouldn’t mind a New Orleans style of celebration. I think I will ask everyone to wear bright colors with no black. Even gold makes sense. No, we do not know a person goes straight to heaven, but we also do not know that he doesn’t, and yet we use black.
How about this. I want a funeral celebrated within context of the Mass of the day and whatever color used for that day.
I note no one chose red, btw.