My mom was 96 years old when she passed and outlived all of her friends, brothers and sisters.
I anticipate this will be a small funeral, maybe 10 people or less. I would be surprised if we get 30 people. I am her closest relative and I have a few Cousins and second Cousins I keep in contact with. I anticipate we may get a few people claiming to be related somehow that I don't even know.
I asked a few close friends if they would join me in the family room before the service, then one of my Cousins told me that would not be appropriate because they aren't family. What about those coming into the room claiming to be somehow related that I don't even know? I'm not asking everyone who attends the funeral, just a few close friends.
I just don't want to wish I would have after the service is over.