Thus, she did not want those who never cared for her while she was alive to be present.
Dying is a natural process that will happen to all of us at some point, and although we don’t know when that moment will be, there is no doubt that it will happen. Sometimes we try to be prepared, but the loss of life always surprises us. That is why it is said that we should live each day as if it were the last. And when that day comes, we can leave in peace. Although unfortunately, we leave our loved ones in deep pain.
Usually, at the funeral, the mourners talk about what the person who just went to the afterlife was like. They tell funny anecdotes from his life to honor his memory, and little by little uncomfortable questions about inheritance, handling of his remains, and his last wishes begin to emerge.
In Spain, a woman surprised everyone with her last request. It was a list with 15 names that corresponded to the only people who could attend her funeral. The reason was simple and valid: this woman didn’t want to be around those who didn’t appreciate her while alive.
María Paz Fuentes Fernández was determined that her last would be respected, so she made it public.
That is why she paid a media outlet so that when she passed away, it would publish the names of those who could attend all the activities, from visits to the funeral home, the wake, and the burial.
María was not happy with the treatment she received from her relatives, so she took on the task of drawing up a happy list. This contained the names and surnames of the only 15 people who were allowed to accompany her after her death.
«My family has not been by blood for a long time, I impose my last will so that only the people I mention below are allowed to attend my funeral, in the funeral home, church and cemetery: Fina García Vázquez, Juan Pedro Tejero García, Antón Montenegro, Segundo Viñas, Carmelita, Julián Francés, Rosa, Ana Tere Fernández, Ascensión Rodríguez, Susana, Silvia, Noelia, Pilar Lema, Ricardo and Juan. To the rest of the people who never cared during my life, I wish them to continue as far as they were, “the woman determined.
A man found this unusual request in the newspaper and decided to share it on his Twitter account. Unsurprisingly, the story immediately went viral, sparking divided opinions.
Some Internet users took the fact humorously and many others agreed with María Fuentes. They even pointed out that it is even offensive when someone who for years ignored you and/or treated you badly wants to redeem himself by shedding a few tears and asking for forgiveness in front of a coffin appears at her funeral.
For their part, other users considered the deceased an unpleasant and spiteful person to such an extent that they had to make a list of access to her funeral. They mentioned that her personality probably made many turn away from her. Then she was left with no choice but to choose certain people to accompany her after her death.