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A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral starts with somber music. It's only after the burial that the band cuts loose with raucous, celebratory tunes.

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Each person must live their life as a model for others.
-Rosa Parks

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Some Victorian families hired professional mourners to attend a loved one’s funeral. Their loud and public wailing would encourage others to weep.

Funny Obituaries

Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Jill Saward

Rape victim became an advocate for victims of sexual assault

Willie Evans

Buffalo football star whose 1958 team refused to play in a bowl game banning black players

Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

The first woman to be accepted into the Northwestern University Band.

Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Anne Jennings

First African-American registered nurse to graduate from Hartford Hospital School

Joyce Brock

Created one of the first modeling agencies and schools for African-Americans

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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