Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

Workers at a Mississippi funeral home said they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
Associated Press
Mar 3, 2014


Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that Walter Williams, 78, is alive.

The coroner was called to Williams’ home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died. Howard said Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag. Family members were called and Williams was taken to a hospital.

Howard says he believes Williams’ pacemaker stopped working, then started again. Family members said Williams, a farmer, told them he’s happy to be alive.



I don't know how many times that has happened to Me.


i thought it was only me


better than waking up in the ground with no way out


That is a real nightmare.

From the Grave

Sounds like bullsh%t to me.

J. Hartman

In my mind, I had what I thought would be great reply/chuckle, but a few of the previous comments have me laughing! On another note, I would be a little upset with whoever failed to set the alarm clock as I was taking a body bag nap! PS, glad to hear the medical staff and the zombies are working together down there!

William Jeffers...

I went to Vegas and woke up married...and have been looking forward to my body bag ever since.


I wonder how many times this has happened at Firelands. They can't properly diagnose a paper cut at that place


Relax people, this happens to pooh ALL the time. Kessler's will do that to you!


. . . . boy wait till they see how much paperwork is needed to get Social Security back up and running . . . .