​Walter Williams Wakes Up Alive In Body Bag​​

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March 1, 2021

Walter Williams woke up in a body bag at a Mississippi funeral home, which even Holmes County Dexter Howard calls it a miracle. Williams, 78, began kicking and yelling after family members believed he had died.

Howard says 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 say Williams, a farmer, told them he’s happy to be alive.

Family members watched the body bag:

“I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told WAPT. Williams was taken to Porter and Sons Funeral Home. They were getting ready to embalm him, and that’s when he started kicking inside the body bag.

“He was not dead, long story short,” funeral home manager Byron Porter told WAPT. He said this was the first time he’d ever seen anything like it.

“My cousin called me and said, ‘Not yet,’ and I said, ‘What you mean not yet?’ He said, ‘Daddy still here,’” Hester said.