Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

(WLBT) You may have heard the story about the Holmes county man who woke up in a body bag at a funeral home; today we’ve learned more about 78-year-old Walter Williams.

His nickname was “Snowball” (he was born in ’36, the year of the big snowstorm), but now some people are now calling him a “Miracle Man.”

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LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive.

The coroner was called to Williams’ home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died.

Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.

Family members were called and Williams was taken to a hospital. Howard says he believes Williams’ pacemaker stopped working, then started again.

Family members say Williams, a farmer, told them he’s happy to be alive.

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Information from: WAPT-TV, http://www.wapt.com

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