Florence Irene Ford died at the age of 10 because of yellow fever. She was terrified of storms and the dark, so her mother placed her in a glass-topped coffin with glass installed at the edge of her grave. The mother then had steps built at the top of the grave. She would join her daughter during those storms to keep her company. Considering this is Mississippi, she likely spent a lot of time on those stairs during spring and summer months. Cemetery official covered the glass wall to protect from vandals.