From Ask A Mortician.
"He was the life of the party, so that’s why I sent him home that way."
Learn more about Dr. Fletcher, Associate Professor of American & African American History and Co-Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies at Albright College.
BOOK: co-editor of "Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed" which examines the internal and/or external drives among ethnic, religious, and racial groups to separate their dead https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/T/Till-Death-Do-Us-Part
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***SELECTED SOURCES & ADDITIONAL READING***
"Goonew’s Mother Defends Standing His Corpse on Stage for Club Farewell Event"
"Goonew Reportedly Shot and Killed"
"Why propping rapper Goonew’s body onstage wasn’t ‘disrespectful’"
"’Why are people worried about how I sent my son home?’ Family frustrated by criticism of final show for murdered loved one"
"Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life"
"When You Die, You’ll Probably Be Embalmed. Thank Abraham Lincoln For That"