On the death of Herod in 4 B.C. Archelaus kept open house for mourners as the Jewish custom, which reduced many Jews to beggary, prescribed.
family mourners were his Father and Mother, Sister and Uncle.
In more modern times, mourners often wear a torn black ribbon.
mourners from all walks of life, coming to pay their respects to the artist.
In the end, you may not find something that all the mourners agree was the best poem for the funeral, but the cathartic benefits of poetry will have soothed your soul.