Family finds wrong body in mother’s casket

Family finds wrong body in mother's casket (Image 1)

A Florida family said they were horrified when they found the wrong body in their mother’s casket.

The loved ones of Mary Anderson arrived at the Stephens Lakeside Chapel in West Palm Beach an hour before the viewing was supposed to start, but the gathering did not go as planned.

According to WZVN, there was another woman inside the casket.

“We get here today for her wake and it’s not here. They have somebody else in all of her belongings,” said Marvel Freeman, Anderson’s daughter.

The funeral home said they made the mistake because both women were named Mary.

“Two Marys. Both of their names are supposedly Mary. It’s still no resemblance whatsoever,” explained Freeman.

A van later arrived to the funeral home carrying Anderson’s body. The funeral home said they brought it from their other location.

The funeral home corrected the error and the family was able to have the viewing for their mother; however, they said the mistake made the already somber occasion even more stressful.

*WZVN contributed to this story.

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