How can you grant someone time to go a funeral service, but not pay them for the time they were away?
Very easily. There is absolutely no law in any state requiring paid leave for bereavement. Or time off for bereavement at all.
It is 100% up to the employer, in all 50 states, which family members to allot bereavement time for, and whether that time will be paid or unpaid.
Two things I am tired of typing: 1.) A wrongful termination does not mean that you were fired for something you didn't do; it means that you were fired for a reason prohibited by law. 2.) The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding contract or CBA expressly says otherwise. If it does, the terms of the contract apply.