A fun-loving grandmother in Bedfordshire, England was recently laid to rest following a funeral procession led by Darth Vader and mourners dressed in Halloween costumes.
Lorna Johnson, a lover of magic, Tarot cards, Halloween, and parties, passed away from lung cancer in June at the age of 56. Instead of planning a more traditional funeral, her four children and 10 grandchildren decided to send her off in style by asking guests to dress up in costumes fit for a spooky celebration. Beetlejuice, the Tasmanian Devil, and several witches were among the 100 who attended the unconventional service at Luton crematorium. Even the funeral director joined in on the festivities by donning a spare Darth Vader costume to lead the procession.
After finishing off the funeral service with a Dolly Parton song, indie rock, and trance music, family and friends held a party to celebrate Lorna’s colorful life. Her son, Neil, 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.”