What color ribbon do people wear at a funeral?

What color ribbon do people wear at a funeral?

Posted by Amy Jarvinen, ABB Inc. on 16th Nov 2021

You may be wondering what color ribbon pins to purchase for a memorial or funeral service.  The truth is, it's entirely up to you!  You can simply choose the loved ones favorite color and go from there.  If they loss is from a cancer or disease, you may choose to signify that event with a color that coordinates.

We have compiled the list below to help with awareness ribbon colors and meanings.  To search this easier press control and F to search for a specific word.

BLACK - may be worn to funerals, or any social gathering after a loved one has passed away to honor their memory. Individuals may also wear a black ribbon to charity events or to fundraising events to spread awareness of a certain type of loss, while also honoring their deceased loved one.  Amish Support, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Gang Prevention, Accidents, Gun Control, Anti-Terrorism, Narcolepsy, Mourning, POW/MIA, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Students for Gun Control, Melanoma, Trauma

RED - AIDS/HIV, Blood Cancers and Disorders, Cardiovascular Disease, Apert Syndrome, Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS), Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Congenital Heart Defects, Congenital Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Aplastic Anemia, Courage and Inspiration, DARE, Burn Victims, Driving under the Influence, Diamond Blackfan Anemia, Evans Syndrome, Factor XI Deficiency, Heart Disease, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Dysautonomia, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Hemophilia, Huffing, Hypertension, Inhalant Abuse, Project Red Flag, Love, Lymphoma, High Blood Pressure, MADD, Marfan Syndrome, Poland Syndrome, Long Q-T Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Stroke, Substance Abuse, Sniffing Abuse, Tuberculosis, Von Willebrand's Disease, Wolf-Parkinson-White

ORANGE - Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Hunger, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Leukemia, Melanoma, Lupus, Cultural Diversity, Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma), Motorcycle Safety, Agent Orange, Racial Tolerance, Spinal Cancer, Sensory Processing Disorder, Self-Injury, Prader-Willi Syndrome

PURPLE - ADHD, Animal Abuse, Crohn’s Disease, ADD, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Alzheimer’s, Anti-Violence, Fibromyalgia in Men, GI Cancer (Intestinal), Chronic Pain, Colitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Harmony, Homelessness, Leiomyosarcoma, Lupus, Mucolipidosis, Neuropathy Awareness, Macular Degeneration, Migraines (1st choice: alternate burgundy), Domestic Violence, No Unattended Kids in Cars, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis (Chronic), Thyroid Cancer, Religious Tolerance, Mesh Survivor, Sarcoidosis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Thymoma Cancer, Rett Syndrome, Victims of 9/11

YELLOW - Adenosarcoma, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Gulf War, Bladder Cancer, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, POW/MIA, Adoptive Parents, Liver Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society, Liver Disease, Complementary/Alternative Medicine, Endometriosis, Equality, Amber Alert, Hydrocephalus, Missing Children, Suicide Awareness, Osteosarcoma, Obesity, Remembrance, Sarcoma, Spina Bifida, Myxoid Liposarcoma, Troop or Military Support

BLUE - Alopecia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Anal Cancer (alternate), Anti-Bullying, Apraxia, Children’s Healthy Weight, Arthritis, Colon Cancer, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Cru du Chat Syndrome, Child Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Drunk Driving, Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, Epstein-Barr Virus, Crime Victims’ Rights, Crohn’s Disease, Free Speech, Drowning Awareness, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Dysautonomia, Dystonia, Education, Interstitial Cystitis, Erb’s Palsy, Familial Polyposis, Water Accidents, Foster Care Awareness, Hydrocephalus (U.S.), Teens against Smoking, Huntington’s Disease, Hurricanes, Police Lost in Line of Duty, Histiocytosis, Juvenile Arthritis, Krabbe Disease, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, Leukodystrophies, ME/CFIDS, Myositis, Prevent School Violence, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (IO), Victims of Hurricane Katrina, Restless Legs Syndrome, Ichthyosis, Victim’s Rights, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Steven Johnson Syndrome, Pompe Disease (also denim blue), Transverse Myelitis, Usher’s Syndrome, Save the Music, Water Quality, Water Safety, West Nile Virus

NAVY BLUE - Alopecia, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Child Abuse, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Mastocytosis, Colorectal Cancer, ARDS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Drowning, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Water Accidents, Death of Police Officer on Duty, Crime Victims’ Rights, Free Speech, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, Hurricane Katrina, Erb’s Palsy, Restless Legs Syndrome, Victims’ Rights, Teens against Smoking, Water Quality and Water Safety

WHITE - Adoption, Congenital Cataracts, Adoptee, Bone Cancer, Anti-Pornography, Blindness, Bone Disease, Child Exploitation, Anti-Child Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anti-War, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Community Support, Hernia, Hope and Support, Innocence, Online Sexual Predator Awareness and Internet Safety, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, Elderly Affairs, Salvation Army, Holocaust Remembrance, Molestation Survivor, Osteoporosis, Peace, Retinoblastoma, Right to Life, Safe Motherhood, Scoliosis, Postpartum Depression, Stalking, Student Sexual Abuse, Victims of Terrorism

PINK - Birth Parents, Breast Cancer, Nursing Mothers

GRAY - Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Brain Tumors, Allergies, Brain Cancer, Asthma, Diabetes, Aphasia, Mental Illness (Borderline Personality Disorder)

GOLD - Childhood Cancer, Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, COPD, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Neuroblastoma

GREEN - Cerebral Palsy, Bipolar Disorder, Eye Injury Prevention, Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS), Adrenal Cancer, Dwarfism Awareness, Depression, Bone Marrow Donation, Environment, Fanconi’s Syndrome, Childhood Depression, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Glaucoma, Growth and Rebuilding, Living Organ Donation, Kidney Cancer and Disease, Leukemia, Literacy, Kidney Donation, Freedom, Mental Health, Neural Tube Defects, Mental Illness (Bipolar), Mental Retardation, Gastroparesis, Manic Depression, Nephrotic Syndrome, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Missing Children Mitochondrial Disease, Organ Donation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Organ Transplant, Stem Cell Donor and Research, Pruned Belly Syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, Safe Driving, Pedestrian Safety, Save Darfur, Spinal Cord Injury and Research, Tissue Donation, Von Hippel Lindau, Worker Safety

TEAL - Marker X Syndrome, Agoraphobia, Batten Disease, Chiari Malformation, Fragile X Syndrome, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Martin-Bell Syndrome, Anxiety Disorder, Compulsive Disorder, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Ectodermal Dysphasia, Cervical Cancer, Food Allergies, Hoarding, Myasthenia Gravis, Sexual Assault, Obsessive- Ovarian Cancer, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Uterine Cancer, Panic Disorder, Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Rape, Substance Abuse, Tourette’s Syndrome, Tsunami Victims, Vulvar Cancer

BURGUNDY - Adhesions, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Adults with Disabilities, Brain Aneurysm, Post-Polio Syndrome, Cesarean Section, AV Malformation, Disabled Adults, Lymphatic Malformation, Factor V Leiden, Headaches, Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation, Hospice Care, Meningitis, Meningococcal Meningitis, Migraine, Multiple Myeloma, PHACES, Cystic Hygroma, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hughes Syndrome, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Thrombophilia and Williams Syndrome