HOUSTON, TX (WCMH) — When Rose Molina and her family buried her 32-year-old cousin on Saturday, it was a difficult time. But what they say the funeral director was doing caused them to be even more upset.
“That day was especially hard for us because Saturday was the one-year anniversary of the loss of my grandmother, and they were buried next to each other,” Molina told KTRK.
After he cousin’s body was loaded in the hearse, Molina says she noticed the funeral director, David L. Jones, taking a selfie with the vehicle behind him.
When she asked him about the picture, Jones told her he was just fixing his tie, but when Molina went to his Facebook page, she found numerous photos of him with hearses and caskets behind him.
“We were mourning the loss of my cousin, to be a very family event, private event, it’s tainted. He disrespected this day in my family’s life,” said Molina.
Leal Funeral Home’s owner says Jones’ behavior is unacceptable, and that Jones is an independent contractor.
The owner did called Molina’s family to apologize, but Molina says she plans to file a complaint against the funeral home.
The Texas Funeral Services Commission says Jones could face a $5,000 fine or a warning if he violated a code of conduct, according to KTRK.