Family of Edna Dawson devastated after finding out the woman they buried next to their father was not their mother in Houston, Texas

Funeral home apologise after burying wrong woman
Bruce said he thought it was the wrong body at his mother’s funeral (Picture: Youtube / KHOU)

A memorial home has been forced to apologise to a family following a funeral of a mother after it was discovered the body they buried during the service was that of another woman.

Bruce Lawson was attending the funeral service of his late mother, Edna Dawson, when he noticed she looked different.

Speaking to KHOU, he said: ‘I said, “it doesn’t look like my mum, maybe you have the wrong body?”‘

A staff member at Mabrie Memorial Mortuary in Houston, Texas, assured him that his mother’s appearance had changed due to the embalming process, telling him: ‘We don’t make those kind of mistakes.’

But soon after the ceremony the mortuary called Mr Lawson to tell him that they had just found the body of his mother, and had in fact buried a complete stranger next to his father during his mother’s funeral.

(Picture: Youtube / KHOU)
The Lawsons say they do not want to go through another funeral (Picture: Youtube / KHOU)

The funeral home, after exhuming the person buried in Mrs Lawson’s lot, has apologised and offered to bury her in her assigned grave.

However, the distraught family say they cannot bear to have a second funeral for their beloved mother.

Mr Lawson said: ‘You don’t want to sent the loved ones through that all over again.’

He added: ‘She wanted a spiritual way to leave this earth, but it got robbed from her and her spirit.’

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5 August 2014 | 10:19 pm – Source:

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