Walter Williams was pronounced dead on Wednesday at 9 p.m. in his Lexington, Miss., home. He was subsequently put in a body bag and transported to the Porter and Sons Funeral Home in a hearse to prepare for embalming.
But Williams wasn’t quite ready to pass on just yet. According to ABC News, the elderly gentleman started kicking inside the body bag as the funeral home workers were preparing to embalm him.
“He was not dead, long story short,” funeral home Manager Byron Porter told WAPT News. He said this was the first time he’d ever seen anything like it.
Williams’ nephew Eddie Hester, who saw him being taken away in the body bag, said, “My cousin called me and said, ‘Not yet,’ and I said, ‘What you mean, not yet?’ He said, ‘Daddy still here.’ ”
It is believed that Williams’ pacemaker shut down temporarily. “I don’t know how long he’s going to be here, but I know he’s back right now,” Hester said. “That’s all that matters.”
Read more at ABC News.