A Stockton family had no idea the funeral home they called to handle their father’s arrangements closed three months before his death. Daughter Carla Southerland says they called the number for Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service in October from a list the hospital gave them after dad Robert Oliveira died. The person on the phone instructed them to drive to Boggs Tract Church across town to make the arrangements. “The only way I identified where I was going, they had hearses out front,” Southerland recalled. Eleven days after paying for his cremation, the family says his remains weren’t ready for his funeral service in Vallejo. Robert Oliveira’s remains would not make it to his own funeral. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. How do you tell somebody I’m sorry he didn’t make it here?'” Southerland said.
Source: Multiple bodies found inside church operating as an unlicensed funeral home