It seems like we’ve been here before.
Way back in 2008, we ran a story with a photo of a guy who was dressed up and propped up in the corner for his own funeral, but that spectacle has been topped.
Miriam Marie “Mae-Mae” Burbank of New Orleans died but her family asked a pivotal question: turn down for what? They still gave her the party she wanted, complete with the deceased sitting at the table like an OG with a menthol in her mouth and a beer in her hand. Oh, wait, let’s call it WEEKEND AT BURBANK’S. Booya.
This takes the whole jazz funeral thing to another level. You have to wonder if anyone sat across the table from her and asked her if she wanted to just go board. Probably not.