Family plans unusual funeral for the ‘life of the party’

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – With a case of Busch beer by her side, a menthol cigarette in her hand and a disco ball flashing overhead, Miriam Burbank attended her last party.

Burbank’s two daughters said she was full of life and wanted her funeral to reflect that side of her.

As visitors to the funeral home walked in the door, they were shocked to see their friend sitting at a table with a cigarette in her hand.

The area around the body was blocked off by a velvet rope but guests were able to enjoy a cold one and dance the night away, all while remembering their friend.

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