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Woman Describes Funeral Home Gross-Out

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) - Two days before a funeral, the parlor emailed the daughter of the deceased and made several obscene references to necrophilia, the woman claims in court.

Pamela Johnson says she contracted City Line Properties dba Grace Funeral Chapels this past May to provide funeral services for her mother.

The contract allegedly included transfer and preparation of the remains, as well as embalming and other services. Johnson says she provided her email address to facilitate the arrangements.

Two days before the May 8 funeral, Johnson and her infant daughter "received an email from an employee and/or agent of defendents herein, stating the following: 'Also we would like to thank you for allowing our directors to fuck the hell out of your loved one ... Her pussy was nice and sweet. ... there is nothing like a dead piece of ass," according to the complaint in Kings County Supreme Court (ellipses in original).

Johnson says she immediately contacted the funeral home after receiving the May 6 email, "and was told the email came from them and they would investigate immediately."

"That was the last plaintiffs heard from defendants," the complaint continues.

The funeral home did not return a phone call Monday night seeking comment.

Johnson and her daughter seek damages for emotional distress and negligence.

They are represented by Vivian Sobers with Sobers Law PLLC.

Also named as defendants are Bright Start Corp.; Isaac Maizes Charitable Remainder Unitrust; a pair of its co-trustees; funeral director Shawn King; funeral director Qiydaar Singh and employee Nuraldii Singh.

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