Everything about this scene from those Spencer’s Gift party light balls to the Ultra Buy menthol in her hand to the goblet of wine to that case of Busch beer at her side. A funeral scene fit for a woman who knew how to party.
Taking a page from my idol Mickey Easterling’s funeral scene game, the family of Miriam “Mae Mae” Burbank of New Orleans turned her funeral viewing into a party and instead of lying her down in a stuffy coffin, they propped her up at a table with all of her favorite things on it. Mae Mae’s daughters tells WGNO that they worked with Charbonnet Funeral Home to come up with a scene that celebrated her life. They painted Mae Mae’s nails black and gold, because she was all about the Saints. The red velvet rope was a nice touch, because nobody should disturb Mae Mae when she’s with her wine and beer. Every funeral should have a red velvet rope, because my nerves have been tested while watching some fools take selfies with the deceased. Mae Mae’s daughters said that all of her family and friends loved the scene that looked like something out of Tyler Perry’s Weekend at Mae Mae’s.
As always, New Orleans knows how to throw a funeral.
Beer, wine, whiskey AND vodka. This is a real farewell.