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Darth Vader leads a funeral procession of Stormtroopers.

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Darth Vader led the tributes at Brenda Morris' funeral, backed by stormtroopers.


Sadly, the former chemistry lecturer died at the age of 78.


She had hoped to donate her body to science, but when she realised that this was not possible, she took inspiration for her burial service from a galaxy far, far away.


The Redditch granny, who featured on The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent in 2010, was not interested in a typical funeral procession.


Darth Vader was played by Mark Thomas, who also works as a funeral director for Thomas Brothers.


"She decided when the time came that she wanted us to dress up like Star Wars characters," he told the Redditch Standard.


"I knew Brenda personally.


"She had such a big personality and was a vital part of the Astwood Bank community."


"We acquired the costumes on the internet and had a dress rehearsal to ensure that everything was perfect."


"I know it may sound strange, but I watched some Darth Vader clips just to make sure I got everything correct," Mark continued.


"The lads dressed as stormtroopers stood around the casket while I was beside the celebrant."


"It was quite a show."


"She wanted to go rapidly down the highway to the crematorium, and we were there in about two minutes despite sticking to the speed limit."


The local community also attended the funeral, and despite efforts to keep the service private, more than 100 individuals showed up to pay their respects.


Brenda Morris, rest in peace, and may the force be with you.


In terms of more personalized funeral processions, in 2019, a teenager who adored McDonald's had his funeral procession pass through his local drive-thru.


Joshua's procession also stopped at the Maccies parking lot so that family and friends could release balloons, and mourners returned to the restaurant after the service for the wake.



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