The 11 children of an 87-year-old woman who died of COVID-19 have accused a Long Island funeral home and its director of negligence in an $88 million lawsuit after it buried the wrong person.
Sadie Williams died Aug. 17, but her children made arrangements beforehand with the Joseph A. Slinger-Hasgill Funeral Home in Amityville so she could be buried next to her husband quickly in accordance with Muslim tradition, WABC reported, citing the family’s lawyer, Phil Rizzuto.
The couple’s 11 children say they knew there was a problem all along.
“I stood at the top of the steps with Joe Slinger and said, ‘That’s not my mother.’ He said, ‘Of course it is,’” Salimah Lee said, according to the station. “I got to