A Texas woman sadly enough had an idea that her days with her family were numbered. So decided to plan ahead her impending funeral arrangements, which included having an open casket viewing.
The funeral home that agreed to handle the service for Roberta Salazar committed a huge fumble, and ‘illegally cremated’ her body, according to court documents filed this month.
And now the deceased woman’s family is suing Grace Funeral Home for $50 million.
‘I wanted her to be buried like she wanted to be buried,’ her daughter Loyola Galvan told NBC Houston affiliate KPRC.
‘That’s what I don’t understand. What did my mom do to the or what did we do?’
The Daily Mail reached out to the lawyer representing the family, Willie E. Gary, and Grace Funeral Home, and left a message for both parties on Wednesday.
The funeral home did release the following statement on Tuesday: ‘Grace Funeral Home deeply regrets the mistake in cremating Ms. Salazar’s body. After it discovered what had happened, Grace Funeral Home promptly investigated, notified the family and apologized’.
The Latina widow got her checklist out and decided she would be wearing her cherished dress that her late husband had gifted her for their 40th anniversary.
She created a playlist of her favorite songs that would be played throughout her farewell event and added a unique touch to her casket – detailing external panel with the pictures and names of her children, 22 grand-kids, 51 great-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
On May 3, 2017, Salazar passed away at a hospital at the age of 79 and her family members were only left with the task of finding a place that would host the services.
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Source: Daily Mail