What happens at a Christian funeral?

Christian funerals usually begin with a prayer, followed by a preacher (or another person who knew the deceased well) speaking about the deceased's life. There are songs, often that were favorites of the deceased, and a prayer before people go past the casket to say their last good-byes. The family usually goes to the casket last and spends a few moments alone with the deceased.

Those going to the cemetery form a line of cars, with the hearse followed by the family and everyone else behind them. There is a short message (very short) at the grave site.