Coroner Dexter Howard of Holmes County in Mississippi declared Williams dead on Wednesday night after receiving a call from the hospice nurse who said the man had died. Supporting the nurse’s opinion, a family member made a phone call and stated the same.
Howard and Byron Porter of Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi, took Williams from his home for preparations. Howard Porter reportedly checked Williams’ pulse at approximately 9 p.m. and pronounced him dead.
After the coroner completed required paperwork on the death, he put Williams in a body bag and took him to the funeral home – and that's when the body bag started moving.
After Williams started kicking his legs in the embalming room and started to breathe a little bit, an ambulance was called for him. Paramedics put Williams on monitors and found a heartbeat. He was transported to Holmes County Hospital and Clinics.
The only explanation for this occurrence that Howard can come up with is that maybe a defibrillator implanted beneath Williams’ chest “jump-started” his heart after he was basically lifeless. Or, then again, it could have been a miracle. Can you say “Jesus?”