February 28, 2014 11:34 am -

It’s a good thing the “dead” guy woke up before being embalmed.

After finding Walter Williams alive, the workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi quickly called the Holmes County Sheriff.

“I asked the coroner what happened, and the only thing he could say is that it’s a miracle,” Sheriff Willie March told WAPT.

But how’d this happen? At about 9 pm on Wednesday night, the county coroner declared Williams dead after he failed to find a pulse. Later that night, he was taken to the funeral home.

“I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told WAPT.

But about four hours later, Hester got a call. “That was at 10:30, and at 2:30, my cousin called me and said, ‘Not yet,’ and I said, ‘What you mean not yet?’ He said, ‘Daddy still here,'” Hester said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.