Hundreds of People Bring Backpacks Instead of Flowers to Woman’s Funeral
By McKinley Corbley – Jun 26, 2018
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In accordance with one woman’s final wish, there were backpacks lining the pews at her funeral instead of flowers.
Tammy Waddell passed away earlier this month at the age of 58 from a prolonged illness at Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Georgia, but before she died, she asked for people to bring backpacks filled with school supplies to her funeral.
Waddell worked as a paraprofessional and teacher at several schools in the Forsyth County school district. At one point in her 30-year career, she was even recognized as Teacher of the Year.
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“My cousin, a teacher, wanted backpacks with supplies brought to her funeral instead of flowers for needy students,” Brad Johnson said on Twitter. “Serving others to the end.”
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Great idea. A little hard on the floral industry, but good for the children who will benefit.
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