THIS is the incredible moment a cancer victim pulls her final joke on mourners at her own funeral with an amazing plane banner stunt.
Michelle Neumann, 63, was said to have had a “wicked” sense of humour, and stunned family and friends as she had the last laugh while they grieved.
It read: “I’m watching you. Cry harder. M xxx.”
The heartwarming message from beyond the grave delighted those who knew the Australian mineral, steel and dredging boss.
They said it was in keeping with her sassy style and was just “classic Michelle”.
Her children Spencer and Gene told the Courier Mail their socialite mother had a “wicked sense of humour and a laugh that would fill the room”.
They said: “She was a practical joker who acted like a teenager among her friends and lived life to the full, whether it be skiing, surfing, jet skiing or hiking.
“She also had a fond love for cooking, as well as cryptic, trivia and sudoku puzzles.”
Michelle was highly regarded in the construction and mineral industries for her tenacity and business acumen.
Her Currumbin-based family business also saw her father Robert Neumann become the Gold Coast mayor.
Her grandfather Alfred established the family’s first company in 1948 with Robert which still operates as Currumbin Minerals.
She took over the principal family business Neumann Group as CEO in 1996 after the death of her father.
During her lifetime, Michelle was also an avid philanthropist and held parties to raise money for brain cancer research after the death of her sister to the disease.
She also sponsored other causes with her fortune.
Her ashes were scattered into the sea from Currumbin Beach following a service at the Neumann family farm.