Texas funeral director accused of taking selfie with casket told woman he was fixing his tie

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HOUSTON — A Texas funeral home is apologizing after a funeral director was caught taking selfies with a casket, KTRK reports.

On Saturday, Rose Molina’s family laid her cousin to rest, and on the day of mourning she couldn’t believe what she saw.

She told  KTRK David Jones, the funeral director, took what appeared to be a selfie with her cousin’s casket behind him. Soon after, she went to his Facebook page where she says she found numerous photos of Jones with caskets and hearses.

She approached Jones to ask him about the suspected selfie of her cousin’s casket right after she says she saw him take the photo, KTRK reports.  She said he told her he was just checking his tie.

“It’s very insensitive,” Molina told  KTRK. “It’s a lack of respect for that time. We trusted him to respect this day in our family’s life.”

Leal Funeral declined an on-camera interview with KTRK but did say they’ve apologized to family. They also said Jones declined our request for an interview.

Molina plans to file a complaint with the Texas Funeral Service Commission. The commission says it could be considered unprofessional conduct. That carries anything from a warning to a $5,000 fine.


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