Another Viral SendoffThursday, May 09, 2013
There's been another viral obit, this time for a woman from Bay St. Louis. The entire piece, which was written at Huntsville Hospital, can be found here. Some excerpts:
Waffle House lost a loyal customer on April 30, 2013. Antonia W. "Toni" Larroux died after a battle with multiple illnesses: lupus, rickets, scurvy, kidney disease and feline leukemia. She had previously conquered polio as a child contributing to her unusually petite ankles and the nickname "polio legs" given to her by her ex-husband, Jean F. Larroux, Jr. It should not be difficult to imagine the multiple reasons for their divorce 35+ years ago.
...Toni often remarked that her son, Jean III, was "just like his father," her ex-husband, Jean Jr., a statement that haunts her son to this day.
They...carry the Larroux family torch forward through each and every Happy Hour, Mardi Gras and cocktail party.
...The sisters dearly loved Toni; spoke often and as one family photo proved, all preferred Clairol blonde in a box #47.
...She...had the ability with family pets to usher them toward heaven at an unrivaled pace.
...Her memorial service...will be led by Rev. Curt Moore of Orlando, Florida, a questionable choice for any spiritual event, but one the family felt would be appropriate due to the fact that every time Toni heard Curt preach she prayed for Jesus to return at that very moment.
...Anyone wearing black will not be admitted to the memorial. She is not dead. She is alive.
Toni's funeral was as unique as her obituary. The pastor who led the service - referred to in the obituary as "a questionable choice for any spiritual event"- tossed Mardi Gras beads into the crowd while proclaiming "She's not dead! She's alive!"