A Mississippi man that was declared dead earlier this week woke up to find himself in a body bag. The 78-year-old was mistakenly taken to a funeral home when doctors couldn't find a pulse, Mississippi's WAPT News reported today.
Walter Williams was declared dead just after midnight on Thursday night in Lexington, Mississippi by the Holmes County Coroner. The coroner couldn't find a pulse on Williams so his corpse was sent to the Porter and Sons funeral home. Williams later gave undertakers the shock of their lives when he woke up as they were preparing to embalm him.
“We definitely were not going to do anything to him when we saw that he was not deceased," undertaker Byron Porter said. "He was not dead, long story short."
The staff of the funeral home immediately removed Williams from the body bag and called authorities and had him rushed to the hospital. They were astonished that something like this could happen.
“I asked the coroner what happened and the only thing he could say is that it’s a miracle,” Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said.
According to the coroner, Williams' pacemaker stopped working and later started back up again at the funeral home. Williams' family is glad that he is still alive.
"I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zip it up. I don't know how long he's going to be here, but I know he's back right now. That's all that matters," Eddie Hester, Williams' nephew said in an interview with WAPT News.
Instead of planning a funeral, Williams' family is celebrating. They believe it is a miracle and a gift from God.