81-year-old Jo Marie Perryman passed away last month, but not before leaving her funeral guests with a final laugh. Attendants at Perryman’s funeral on October 18, 2022, were in for a shock when they realized the Texas grandmother had left them all something to remember her by. Perryman’s last wishes were to include a card at her funeral services that would shock and surprise everyone in attendance, which she wrote before passing away on October 12, 2022.
At Perryman’s funeral, instead of passing out traditional cards with stuffy messages, her old grandmother decided to give everyone a good laugh by handing out humorous cards that included a picture of an Ouija board with the message “keep in touch.”
Even though death separated Perryman from her loved ones, it could not steal away her sense of humor. Instead, Perryman had the last laugh by writing a humorous message in the card handed out at the funeral service.
In addition to the Ouija board, the card also includes a photo of Perryman flipping off the camera while sticking out her tongue. The card says “let’s keep in touch,” and it has a picture of a pagan Ouija board that some people use to talk to spirits.
On Twitter, Perryman’s granddaughter Gracie shared a photo of the card along with this message: “Received this at my grandma’s funeral. What an icon.”
Perryman was clearly influential in a positive way on her family members. Even during tough times – like her funeral – she will be remembered as someone with a great sense of humor who could make other people laugh.
Gracie’s tweet rapidly ascended in popularity as it was shared by thousands of users on Twitter. The photo of the funeral card garnered 65,000 retweets and 650,000 likes on Elon Musk’s social media platform.
Thousands of people reacted with comments like the following:
“I am so sorry for your loss,” tweeted one person. “However, this is the stuff of LEGENDS! And now, you have it to look at whenever you feel down.”
“This is amazing,” another person wrote. “I am going to do this when I die in honor of your badass grandma! May she rest in peace.”
Many people found Gracie’s tweet relatable and shared their own stories in response.
“The last time I got to talk to my best friend before ovarian cancer took her, I asked her to send me a postcard from her next adventure. I get little signs every once in a while. It’s a nice thing so this just makes the messaging easier. Brilliant.”
Another woman commemorated her father’s funeral by sharing a photo of herself sporting a pair of costume glasses with a fake mustache posted on the man’s picture.