A Texas woman last laughed at her loved ones when she handed out a hilarious card telling those attending the funeral to “keep in touch” with a photo of a Ouija board.
Jo Marie Perryman passed away on Wednesday, October 12, according to an obituary… Andrews County News.
Still, Jo Marie didn’t let death control her sense of humor.
At her funeral on October 18, the grandmother arranged for cards to be given to those present to remind them that she is not so far away.
The card handed out shows a photo of the grandmother throwing up what appears to be her two middle fingers and sticking out her tongue.
Next to the photo is a “let’s keep in touch” message, just above where a small ouija board decal has been pasted.
This is the card handed out to Jo Marie Perryman’s loved ones at her funeral on October 18 in Texas
The woman, often referred to as “Jodie” by friends and family, was known for her sense of humor and compassion for those she loved
Gracie Perryman, Jo’s granddaughter, posted the now viral photo of the card to Twitter earlier this week, sharing her grandmother’s hilarious idea with the world.
“I got this at my grandmother’s funeral. What an icon,’ the granddaughter said.
The tweet itself exploded on the social media app, receiving 659,000 likes in the first 72 hours since it was posted.
More than 65,000 people have also retweeted the card, with another 5,000 quotes tweeting it.
Jo Marie’s hilarious idea quickly made her “a legend” on the social media app, with thousands of strangers cheering for her sense of humor.
‘Sorry for your loss. However, this is the stuff from LEGENDS! And now you have it to look at when you’re feeling down,’ a person responded.
“This is great… I’m going to do this when I die in honor of your tough grandma! May she rest in peace,’ said another.
It also led many to share the hope and humor of their own loved ones in times of darkness.
“The last time I spoke to my best friend, before she got ovarian cancer, I asked her to send me a postcard of her next adventure. I get a little sign every now and then. It’s a nice thing, so this just makes messaging easier. Brilliant,’ one Twitter user wrote.
Another woman shared a photo of her own father’s funeral card, placed under costume glasses with a fake mustache.
“Bought these from my fathers,” she wrote.
Jo’ Marie’s niece, Litina Griffin, posted on Facebook on Tuesday, taking credit for the cards, saying she couldn’t let Aunt down on such a memorable day.
“When Aunt Jodie Perryman asks for this in her last days, I couldn’t disappoint,” Griffin wrote in a message.
“Everyone at the funeral got one in a ‘from Jodie’ envelope,” the woman said.
In her Facebook update, she also shared a screenshot of a message from Jo, who often passed by Jodie, stating that everyone at her funeral should receive a Ouija board with the message.
“I miss her already,” Griffin wrote. “And apparently she’s famous now.”
DailyMail.com contacted the family member but received no response at the time of publication.
A screen grab shared on Facebook by Jo Marie’s niece showed where the idea of handing out Ouija board cards at her funeral
Jo Marie’s own obituary even mentioned her jesting.
“She had a quick wit and a clever sense of humor that kept everyone who knew her on their toes. It was rare to win a battle with her,’ said Jo Marie’s obituary.
Aside from her obvious sense of humor, she was also known for pouring love into everything she did.
In addition to being an avid reader of the Stephen King and Dean Koontz novels, the Texas woman also loved crafting, sewing, and making Christmas decorations with her loved ones.
Jo Marie loved to cook and was known for her chicken enchiladas, burritos, fried chicken and Christmas candies.
She also “gave her children for their money” playing video games, a hobby of hers.
Jo Marie loved to spend time with her family and was known for being ‘compassionate’ and ‘understanding’
Jo Marie (center) had three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and other relatives who loved her dearly and “miss her already”
Aside from her perennial sense of humor, Jo Marie was known for her home-cooked meals, including her specialty burritos and enchiladas.
The Texas woman was a devoted mother and grandmother who also welcomed many friends into her family over the years
Jo Marie was an avid reader, according to her loved ones. She was always known for having a Stephen King novel or a Dean Koontz book nearby
Most of all, those she loved say they will remember the best parts of her and who she was.
“She was always easy to talk to, and her heart of gold made her home a place where everyone could feel comfortable,” the obituary read. ‘She will be remembered as a strong, loving, compassionate and understanding woman.;
During a streamed live funeral for the mother and grandmother, words were shared about her incredible life and the
The family streamed Jo Marie’s funeral live for everyone who couldn’t attend. The service contained words about the woman’s sense of humor and love for her family
The humorous woman also made one last request to anyone who would like to send flowers or funeral donations.
“Remembrance donations in Jodie’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” her obituary read.
Jo Marie leaves her three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.