Family says funeral home caused two-month delay in laying loved one to rest

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC/Grey Information) – A household stated they waited virtually two months to put a beloved one to relaxation, claiming the holdup was with a funeral residence in Alabama.

The household of Koby Marshall stated the holdup stemmed from a cash challenge. They stated that between insurance coverage and a burial fund by way of his employer, that ought to not have been an issue.

“His physique is principally deteriorating, and it’s like we’d fairly similar to get one thing executed and have him cremated,” stated Shalisa McCarter, the mom of Marshall’s youngster.

Marshall handed away Aug. 25, however it wasn’t till Wednesday that his household and pals have been informed his physique had been despatched to a crematory by the funeral residence, Religion Memorial Chapel Funeral Providers.

“We had the funeral Sept. 9. They informed us actually the day earlier than that until we gave them a minimum of half of the funding, which is $6,000, that they might not carry out the service,” McCarter stated.

McCarter stated Marshall had a burial fund by way of his employer, however that the funeral residence stated they’d not obtained the correct info by way of the corporate.

“They’ve been in communication with us your entire time,” McCarter stated of Marshall’s employers. “They’ve even stated that they don’t know what the funeral residence’s holdup is, we’ve despatched all of them the knowledge that we are able to ship, we don’t know why they’re holding up the demise certificates or holding up the method.”

Though his members of the family pulled by way of with the $6,000 the funeral residence requested for the day earlier than, when it got here time to bury Marshall, McCarter stated the unthinkable occurred.

“The funeral residence stopped us, and the officiant, which can be my dad, as a result of he had helped us with the $6,000 and stated that we weren’t going to have a burial service as a result of we didn’t have all the cash,” McCarter stated.

Marshall’s physique stayed on the residence, and his household went to a church the place his funeral was a celebration of life.

His spouse, Jamya Conwell-Marshall, stated she selected the house as a result of her household has used it a number of instances prior to now with no points. She stated your entire scenario is inexcusable.

“It shouldn’t take that lengthy for them to bury him in any respect. Prefer it’s been happening virtually two months, it wasn’t, principally, a funeral. It wasn’t,” Conwell-Marshall stated.

Religion Memorial Chapel Funeral Providers didn’t reply to a request for remark.

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