UPDATE: Star Wars funeral for Luton white witch Lorna Johnson

The funeral
The funeral

A fun-loving gran from Luton who loved Halloween was honoured with a special Star Wars themed funeral today.

Mum-of-four Lorna Johnson, of Anmer Gardens in Lewsey Farm, practiced as a white witch and loved science fiction.

Beetlejuice arrives at the funeral

Beetlejuice arrives at the funeral

After Lorna, 56, died of lung cancer on June 23, her family were determined to give her the send-off she truly deserved.

Son Neil, 35, attended her funeral dressed as the Tasmanian Devil.

He said: “Basically, Halloween was always my mum’s favourite time of year, we always had fancy dress parties.

“When we were deciding what to do for her funeral, it just seemed the perfect thing.

The funeral

The funeral

“I know she’d love the idea. She was very, very fun-loving and family oriented.”

All of Lorna’s four children and ten grandchildren attended the service in fancy dress.

Funeral director Brett Houghton of Co-operative Funeral Care lead the service dressed as Star Wars’ Darth Vader.

Speaking before the funeral, he said: “We personalise every details of a funeral as much as possible to make it unique to that individual.

Mourners at he funeral

Mourners at he funeral

“Lorna’s family wanted today to be a celebration of her life and we’re confident that her personality will shine through.”

Scores of press photographers were in attendance, bringing a touch of glamour to the star-studded send off.