It must be one of the world's hardest writing assignments to put together an obituary.
After all, not only do you have to sum up a person's entire life in one page, but you have to do it after you're just started grieving them. And that likely has a lot to do with why they tend to be solemn pieces that focus on the departed's most beautiful aspects and encourage others to celebrate and appreciate life itself.
But of course, people with outrageous senses of humor die too. And we can often find that there's no better way to honor memories of the joy they've given us than to make their obituaries as sarcastic and irreverent as they were.
And so despite the fact that I didn't know one woman who recently passed on, I find it hard to imagine that she wouldn't approve of the no-holds-barred tribute her son left for her.