If life’s a party then death is a …PARTY!!! Instead of the usual New Orleans “Home Going” celebration this funeral was r a real party.
When Miriam Marie “Mae-Mae” Burbank passed away at the age of 53 on June 1, her daughters were determined to give her a send-off as big as the life she lived.
Propped up at a living room-style table, fully embalmed, holding a menthol cigarette in one hand and a case of Busch beer at her side, Burbank’s “last party” was one for the books.
“She gets down, 53. She’s not a normal 53,” said Burbank’s daughter, Zymora Kimball. “I didn’t want her to just go, just go. So, I had to do something amazing. So she’s never forgotten.”