I believe these things to be true:
a) When a new pastor comes to a church where the former pastor has been gone for a good while will find that she/he will handle a high number of funerals in the beginning months. It seems that people save their deaths until the pastor arrives. This is similar to how people wait until after a major holiday (Christmas, Easter) to die. Many a pastor gets to know her/his congregation through leading funerals. In churches with younger congregants, the pastor seems to be through with her/his "honeymoon" and accepted as the pastor when the first normal (not an accident) death happens.
Not to put pressure on you but the congregation is watching to see if you can be trusted with their deaths.
b) What people want from a religious leader is authenticity. Be you.
c)The practice of ministry is an art. Keep this in mind as you do church administration.
I'm proud of you all. I thank God that you heard God's call and responded.