New Orleans woman’s funeral a ‘last party’ complete with beer and menthol cigarettes

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jun 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-13 14:48:24-04

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman was memorialized with a “last party” at her funeral this week, complete with beer, menthol cigarettes and a disco ball, according to WGNO.

53-year-old Miriam Marie “Mae-Mae” Burbank passed away on June 1. Burbank’s two daughters said she was “full of life” and they wanted her funeral to reflect how she lived.

The sisters told the funeral home directors at Charbonnet Funeral Home in New Orleans about their mother and planners came up with a way to honor Burbank.

At the funeral, Burbank was sitting at a table in a living room setting holding a menthol cigarette and a glass of beer. A crossword puzzle and Saints helmets were also featured on the table.