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Lorna Johnson of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, passed away. She loved dressing up in costume for Halloween. So her many friends and family members who attended her funeral dressed in costume for her it on Wednesday. They came as Beetlejuice, the Tasmanian Devil, witches, and other characters.
Brett Houghton, the funeral director, led the procession to her service in the garb of Darth Vader. Her son, Neil Johnson, told The Guardian:
“My mum’s always said you need to celebrate, you need to have a party. So we’re not going to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves. My mum wouldn’t want that.”
Johnson, who has three sons aged nine, eight and six, said his mother would have loved the idea of a fancy-dress funeral.
“She’d love it. She’d say: ‘That’s it, that’s exactly what you should have done,’” he said.
-via Huffington Post