For a Louisiana woman's funeral, family asked the funeral home to place her dead body sitting at a table in a living room type setting.
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.
Her two daughters said she was full of life and they wanted her funeral to reflect that.
Burbank is not the first New Orleanian to have an unusual send off. In April, philanthropist and socialite Mickey Easterling causally sat on an iron bench and greeted guests with champagne and a magnificent hat.