Woman Writes Her Own Obituary Before Dying And Bans Her Family From Attending Her Funeral

Some admired her for standing her ground while others found the way she parted from this world as utterly shameful.

Before her death, a woman decided to do one final thing to show her family what she really thought of them.

Maria Paz Fuentes Fernandez shocked her family by taking away their chance to wish her well on her final journey. Maria knew the end was upon her, so she started planning her funeral and made a guest list that excluded the names of her family members.

And after passing away, her obituary was printed in a newspaper.

It included 15 people that were given a green light to attend her funeral.

“Since my family has not been by blood for a long time, I declare in my last will and testament that only the people mentioned below can attend my funeral service, be it at the funeral parlour, church or cemetery,” she wrote in the paper, according to the Daily Star.

Regarding the 15 people who were given permission to attend her funeral, she wrote:

“To everyone else who never cared during my life, I want you to carry on living far away from me, just like you were before.”

Maria’s unorthodox way of saying goodbye received praise as well as criticism from all over the world. Her strange obituary was printed in the El Progreso newspaper in Lugo, Galicia, and it went viral in no time, sparking all kinds of reactions.

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Some called her brave while others thought her way of parting from life was a “disgrace.”

One person wrote on social media:

“If they left her alone during her life, they can get lost with their hypocrisy, well away from her funeral.”

Another said:

“Great lesson from this lady putting them in her place.”

A third commented:

“My respect and total admiration for Mrs Maria Paz, rest in peace.”

A Twitter user wrote:

“She’s completely right. If they weren’t here for her in life, she certainly doesn’t need them in death. Now they’ll have to go without playing the role of grief-stricken victims with their crocodile tears.”

Another person said:

“When she asked them for help or support they just tossed her to one side. So why should they now go and cry for her if they couldn’t even be bothered to see her in life?” 

Also, people who disagreed with her actions thought she was an “unhappy, spiteful woman.”

A social media user wrote:

“Dying bitter has to be one of the saddest ways to die, truthfully. Things like this highlight the importance and beauty of forgiveness.” 

In response to the comment above, one person said:

“She didn’t die bitter. She died happy, with 15 people by her side who had always been there for her.”

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