Bay St. Louis officers’ caskets wrapped in memories
A Coast man created a casket to honor his sister earlier this year and it led him to wrapping more than 60 caskets. His two most recent designs are the caskets of the two fallen officers in Bay St. Louis.
Casey Lawhon recently celebrated four years in business with KC Vinyl Wraps, where he does color change and customer graphic vinyl wraps for vehicles.
After losing his sister in January, he decided to turn his talents to giving her casket a custom vinyl wrap to honor her life in the best way he knew how. “I’m just really happy we’re able to offer this, and I’m happy that… you know I hate that my sister passed away, but I’m happy that I was able to do something for her and it just opened up this door for other people to give their loved one something really personal.”
The beautiful work received lots of attention and people reached out to see if he would wrap caskets for their loved ones.
He didn’t want people to think he wrapped caskets for the money, but he created ‘In Memory Casket Wraps’ after realizing how much he could help others in their darkest times.
He said the work can range from $1,000 to $1,500.
Lawhon has now wrapped over 60 caskets and two of his most recent are for the Bay St. Louis police officers who died last week.
Lawhon said he knew he wanted to contribute in honor of the officers’ sacrifice. Their casket wraps were paid for through donations. “When it happened and you see it’s here, I definitely wanted to be a part of trying to make it as personal as possible and you know really honoring these two men, but I’m just happy to help. I think we came up with something really cool, and I think this is going to be really big.”