When a local resident died alone with no family to bury him, the Department of Social Services in Salem, Virginia asked Pastor Tomas William McCracken III to conduct a funeral service.
Pastor Tom, as he is known to his congregation, wanted to learn more about the deceased man known only as William. He visited Williams home, and was heartbroken by what he found.
The shocked man of God decided a funeral service alone would not be sufficient to honor William’s painful final days. Pastor Tom became the executor of William’s estate and released the video below to reveal an underlying culture of neglect in our modern society. “I hope that it shakes you and wakes you as it has done me,” he says on camera.