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Mom's Funeral Turned Into 'Party'

Updated: Friday, June 13 2014, 12:21 PM CDT

A New Orleans woman remembered as a "party girl" received a sendoff that captured her zest for life.

The family of 53-year-old Miriam Burbank said she loved a cold beer, an occasional scotch and the New Orleans Saints.

So a funeral home found a way to combine that all in her wake.

You can see Burbank is propped up at a table with a cigarette in her hand, a glass of beer and disco lights.

Her fingernails are painted black and gold, the Saints colors.

The arraignment was well received by friends and family members.

"When I walked in, I feel like I was in her house and I didn't hurt so much. Because it's more of her, and it's like she's not dead. It's not like a funeral. It's like she's just in the room with us," said her sister, Sherline Burank.

There's no word on how Burbank died.

Mom's Funeral Turned Into 'Party'


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