BsQueeGee Friday June 13 2014

We've all been to a funeral. In New Orleans, though, it's a different thing all together. It's a party. And this family didn't want their mama to go to the here after with out all of her favorite things. 

Here's the story on Gawker! 

By Aleksander Chan

Miriam "Mae Mae" Burbank's two daughters told WGNO in New Orleans that their mother was "full of life" and that they wanted her funeral to be just as lively. A "last party" if you will. So they convinced funeral directors to help stage her body with all of her favorite things: Busch beer, menthols, crossword puzzles, disco lights, and tiny New Orleans Saints helmets.

Aside from the beer and menthol cigarette, Burbank is sitting at a table in a living room type setting. Also the Saints lover has her fingernail painted black and gold.

Burbank's daughters said other family members seemed to enjoy this fitting goodbye.

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