A New Orleans woman had a very nontraditional funeral this week. Instead of lying in a casket she was up, sitting, and holding a menthol cigarette.
Miriam Burbank, whose daughters call her Mae Mae, was full of life and her daughters said they wanted her funeral to reflect that. At her funeral, Burbank sat at a table in a living room-like setting. Her fingernails were painted gold and black to reflect her love of The New Orleans Saints, she had a Busch beer next to her and a disco light spun overhead.
According to WGNO, Burbank's family enjoyed what they thought was a fitting goodbye for a woman who had such a zest for living.
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