Miriam Burbank's Corpse Sits In Chair At 'Party' Funeral, Holds Cigarette And Glass Of Beer

 @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com on June 13 2014 12:33 PM
New Orleans
Miriam Burbank was a huge New Orleans Saints fan to the end, and her fingernails were painted black and gold -- the Saints' colors -- to prove it. Reuters

Miriam "Mae Mae" Burbank’s daughters say their mother had a vivacious spirit that everyone adored. So when it came time to plan her funeral, they decided to take an unconventional approach.

Rather than inside a casket, Burbank’s body was placed sitting in a chair near a circular table full of items that the woman loved, WGNO reported. She held a menthol cigarette in one hand and a glass of Busch beer in the other. She also had a case of Busch beside her and a disco ball above the table.

Burbank’s daughters told the news program that their other family members appeared to like the unique setup. 

The ladies organized the entire living room-like funeral setting with the help of the directors of Charbonnet Funeral Home. 

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