“Very insensitive:” Funeral director accused of taking selfies with caskets; posting them on social media

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HOUSTON, Texas — Officials with a Texas funeral home are apologizing after a funeral director was caught taking selfies with a casket.

On Saturday, September 17th, Rose Molina’s family laid her cousin to rest. On their day of mourning, she couldn’t believe what she saw.

Molina says David Jones, the funeral director, took what appeared to be a selfie with her cousin’s casket behind him.

When she went to his Facebook page, she found numerous photos of Jones with caskets and hearses.

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

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

Leal Funeral Home officials declined an on-camera interview, but said they’ve apologized to family. They also said Jones declined a request for an interview.

Meanwhile, Molina plans to file a complaint with the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Commission officials say this could be considered unprofessional conduct. Punishments range from a warning to a $5,000 fine.