Lourenzy and his wife, Margaret, had discussed his funeral before his
death at age 62, so Cosey’s funeral was a pre-planned arrangement to
reflect his passions. Lourenzy’s favorite thing to do during life was
host neighborhood cookouts, so the couple had planned a final cookout
to honor Lourenzy’s passing. The funeral was held at a funeral home,
but the room had a background of a cookout, a cooler with pop and iced
tea, jazz music playing and a buffet for guests.
Lourenzy had told his wife that he wanted people to be happy at his funeral, and his last wish was granted.