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Darth Vader Leads Funeral For Badass Grandmother
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Darth Vader Leads Funeral For Badass Grandmother

Lorna Johnson, a 56-year-old tarot-card-carrying ‘White Witch,’ was laid to rest by a funeral party that included Darth Vader and Beetljuice. The Luton, UK grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer in October of 2014, and died in June of this year.

“My mum’s favourite time of year was Halloween,” son Neil Johnson told the Guardian. She 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 leaves behind four children and 10 grandchildren; her husband died in November. Co-op Funeralcare funeral director Brett Houghton led the service dressed as Darth Vader.

(h/t: guardian)

“My mum’s favourite time of year was Halloween. We always had parties, dressed up, decorated the house. The kids loved it, we loved it. It was something we always did”

“She classed herself as a white witch and was into the tarot readings and that sort of thing”

“We’ve added an extra little personal touch to the funeral, it’s helped a lot”

“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”

“She’d love it. She’d say: ‘That’s it, that’s exactly what you should have done’”

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MaryKirk
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She would be thrilled that they celebrated her life as if she were there celebrating with them.... nicely done!

DianeLaw
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great way to honor your mum, R.I.P x

CrackrJax
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well that is pretty neat :)

DanFinnegan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What an awesome way to go out!

PaulKilmer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really would have liked to have known her. She sounds like a wonderful person.

NalyGooberz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great. I was always taught to celebrate the dead and all they have brought to our lives. My family always told me it is alright to mourn the dead but don't take to long because for every tear you shed they are unable to rest peacefully.

TeleriNyfain
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I say blessed be & may she be welcomed in the summerlands :D

SharonBarry
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think having Darth Vader leading with the walk, says it all. Impressive, very impressive. And she will be a Jedi next.

sharonzj08@
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome farewell celebration....

KittyWadey
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this! Fantastic idea. Life's too short, enjoy every moment.

captaingrumpy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If that's what she wanted then Well Done.

MaryKirk
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She would be thrilled that they celebrated her life as if she were there celebrating with them.... nicely done!

DianeLaw
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great way to honor your mum, R.I.P x

CrackrJax
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well that is pretty neat :)

DanFinnegan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What an awesome way to go out!

PaulKilmer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really would have liked to have known her. She sounds like a wonderful person.

NalyGooberz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great. I was always taught to celebrate the dead and all they have brought to our lives. My family always told me it is alright to mourn the dead but don't take to long because for every tear you shed they are unable to rest peacefully.

TeleriNyfain
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I say blessed be & may she be welcomed in the summerlands :D

SharonBarry
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think having Darth Vader leading with the walk, says it all. Impressive, very impressive. And she will be a Jedi next.

sharonzj08@
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome farewell celebration....

KittyWadey
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this! Fantastic idea. Life's too short, enjoy every moment.

captaingrumpy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If that's what she wanted then Well Done.

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