BUD TURPIN, an elderly man 

RAYNELLE, Bud’s none-too-grieving widow and family matriarch 

 

RAY-BUD, their son; knows he’ll have to pay for funeral 

 

LUCILLE, Ray-Bud’s wife 

 

JUNIOR, Bud & Raynelle’s other son, unlucky in love and business 

 

SUZANNE, Junior’s not-so-supportive wife 

 

MARGUERITE, Bud’s bible-toting sister 

 

ROYCE, Marguerite’s unmotivated son 

 

DELIGHTFUL, Bud & Raynelle’s only daughter, enjoys snacks 

 

REVEREND HOOKER, burned out local preacher 

 

VEDA, an elderly neighbor & friend 

NORVAL, Vera’s husband 

 

NADINE, a young neighbor & friend 

 

CLYDE, a young neighbor & friend 

JUANITA, a cousin by marriage 

 

THE JOY OF LIFE SINGERS, a choral group