Somewhere in Alabama there’s a container wherein the burned remains of Cecille Howard Taylor Gardner can be found. She died in 2011 and was cremated, it seems, by the Pine Crest Funeral Home in Mobile.
Not until four years later, in 2015, did her daughter inquire into the whereabouts of the ashes. In 2016 the company reluctantly admitted they were gone and no record existed of their whereabouts.
In America losing the ashes of a dead person can be cause of a big bucks litigation case. And – bingo! – Shelley Hood, Cecille’s daughter, has just been awarded $12 million for her trauma.