By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville family honored their loved one with a drive-thru funeral on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Emory “Booty” Peoples, 86, passed away on Monday, March 30. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, his family had to think of a way to honor his life, other than a traditional funeral service. Since Peoples was well-known in his community, they knew there would be a large number of mourners in attendance.
The family put together a drive-thru service. It started with a procession from Trussville First Baptist Church. The Trussville Fire Department and the Trussville Police Department led the procession of around 100 vehicles. Peoples was one of the founders of the Trussville Fire Department, so it was appropriate that the department brought along its antique fire truck.
The procession went through downtown Trussville and to Peoples’ home on Happy Hollow Road. There, his casket, draped with a United States Flag, sat under a pergola in his front yard. Vehicles rounded the driveway, greeting family from a distance.
You can view People’s obituary by clicking here. Video of the procession and funeral is below.