This research paper looks at the charitable activities of Free Funeral Service Societies as a vehicle for inclusion in contemporary Myanmar, where conflicts between Buddhist majority and Muslim minority have raised major concerns about religious inclusion and exclusion. This paper consists of two parts. The first part follows the dominant narrative of the history of Free Funeral Service Societies, and focuses on current practices of free funeral service, which started in the late 1990s and has grown into a religiously and ethnically inclusive grassroots humanitarian network in the past two decades. It explores the historical and material conditions in which Free Funeral Service Societies reinvented past charitable practices among the Buddhist majority in Myanmar and emerged in response to urban renewal projects. I further argue that Free Funeral Service Societies create new ways of merit making and of imagining an ethical socioeconomic order in the making that transcends ethnic and religious divisions in Myanmar. The second part is intended to bring awareness to an alternative and forgotten history of free funeral service that locates its origin in the charitable tradition in Myanmar Muslim communities. In doing so, this paper does not aim to authenticate one narrative against the other; it attempts to show how death is a location where historical trajectories converge and shape the landscape of Myanmar civil society.