Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Ashton Mackey’s family was horrified when they visited the toddler’s resting place at New Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. The casket in which the child had been buried was floating on water outside of the burial plot. Alicia Mackey, Ashton’s mother, says the nightmarish experience has left her sleepless. The cemetery was closed for the holiday, so family members took dry dirt from a nearby field to cover the casket. Despite the turmoil, a flower now rests on the newly dug grave to symbolize a body at peace.
See Marius Payton, Mom Heartbroken After Finding 6-Month-Old Son's Casket Floating in Water, Fox 13, May 30, 2017.