Star Wars funeral in Luton for fun-loving white witch Lorna

Lorna Johnson
Lorna Johnson

A fun-loving gran from Luton who loved Halloween will be getting a special Star Wars and fancy dress themed funeral in Luton today.

Mum-of-four Lorna Johnson, 56, of Lewsey Farm, practiced as a white witch and loved science fiction.

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

Son Neil, 35, will attend her funeral dressed as a 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 the funeral, it just seemed the perfect thing.

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

“At the moment people are still deciding what to wear.”

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

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

He said: “We personalise every detail of a funeral as much as possible to make it unique to that individual.

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