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Woman’s funeral takes form of party, complete with beer and cigarettes

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Jun 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-12 22:29:25-04

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans woman attended a final party in her honor, complete with a case of beer and a menthol cigarette.

The party was Miriam Burbank’s funeral, and WGNO reports the woman’s two daughters said their mother was so full of life that they wanted her funeral to reflect that.

The girls call their mother Mae Mae, and they said they worked with funeral directors to put together a funeral they thought their beloved mother would enjoy, and the result included cigarettes, beer, puzzles and New Orleans Saints themed fingernails. See the video above for images of the unique funeral, and click here for more on this story from WGNO.