A funeral is the ceremony after death
The funeral is actually the ceremony that sits before burial or cremation. During the funeral the deceased is commemorated and how this happens is different for everyone. Often it is true that music is being played, that a poem or a piece from the Bible is read out and that friends/family cite anecdotes.
Today it is also a trend to make the funeral very personal, and that people are increasingly thinking about death and how they have thought of the funeral. Also, funeral companies and insurances play on their own and let people make a dossier where their wishes are.