Memo to self: leave explicit instruction to make sure they DOUBLE CHECK before carting me off to the funeral home.
Meantime, I would not want to be the guy who saw this fellow “kicking inside the body bag.”
A Mississippi man woke up in a body bag as funeral home workers prepared to embalm him, ABC affiliate WAPT reported.Walter Williams, 78, of Lexington, Miss., appeared to have died at his home Wednesday night. The coroner came to the house and pronounced him dead at 9 p.m.
“I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told WAPT.
Williams was taken to Porter and Sons Funeral Home. They were getting ready to embalm him, and that’s when he started kicking inside the body bag.
“He was not dead, long story short,” funeral home manager Byron Porter told WAPT. He said this was the first time he’d ever seen anything like it.
“My cousin called me and said, ‘Not yet,’ and I said, ‘What you mean not yet?’ He said, ‘Daddy still here,’” Hester said.