New Orleans Woman Celebrates Her Own Funeral

Memorial service for Miriam Burbank had her posed at a table with beer and cigarettes.
2:18 | 06/13/14

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In life Miriam -- bank love the cold here. And an occasional Scott. She loved the New Orleans Saints and if she wasn't on reports the party girl. Affectionately called made me would frequent the city's neighborhood bars accused who. Big victories she's not a normal 53. So it's only fitting that all of that he captured as part of her -- going. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Irving's -- had a vision and presented it to funeral directors that sharpening. They feared dead you know they didn't want -- traditional religious type service. That she was just one of those people that just enjoyed life enjoyed naming just -- people. Burbank is sitting at a table wearing -- scholars her fingernails -- even painted black and gold. She's got her Busch beer and menthol cigarettes. The arrangement has been well received by friends and family. When I want and -- that was and I -- and numbers of homeless because as Lowell. In his life -- had the isn't that Michael Holmes. Is like that she does that relevance. She carbonate funeral home is leading that charge and nontraditional send -- -- -- brass band drummer Lionel Batiste stood in the funeral chapel. Another funeral home placed socialite Nikki -- laying on a bench with a glass of champagne. You know we celebrate life we celebrate the passing we celebrate the home going up people initially there was some resistance in the Burbank camp. A lot of people didn't -- what I was going very that they stopped me. Diagnoses -- -- would -- is located everybody else does autism me. Yeah. In the end everyone is believed. It's amazing the premiums they can't get don't want. I feel like -- -- awaiting the old. It was a celebration of life just the way Burbank would have wanted it -- I think it's something new and training. And I think it's a good way to cross -- Darian Trotter WG Indonesian.

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