By Silvio Renne
Mr. Black died Tuesday at his family home in Atlantic City as the result of lung cancer “due to exposure to fiberglass.”
However, the most intriguing fact about the death of Mr Leroy Blast Black is the fact that two obituaries were printed in today’s Press of Atlantic City.
Indeed, it might have looked like a mistake on the obituary page this morning when two identical-looking (at first glance) listings appeared on top of one another, but the two different, but similar, obituaries were placed by his wife and girlfriend, respectively.
The one from the wife reads:
Black, Leroy Bill – 55, of Egg Harbor Township died August 2, 2016, at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 30, 1960 to Ethlyn and Wilfred Black. He is survived by his loving wife, Bearetta Harrison Black and his son, Jazz Black. He was also a father to Malcolm and Josiah Harrison Fitzpatrick…
The one from the girlfriend follows:
Black, Leroy “Blast” – 55 of Egg Harbor Township passed away at home on August 2, 2016 from cancer of the lungs due to fiberglass exposure. He is survived by: Jazz Black; siblings, Donald, Faye “Cherry,” Janet “Vilma,” Lorna “Clover,” Audrey “Marcia,” Sandra “RoseMarie” and a host of other family, friends and neighbors, and his long-tome (sic) girlfriend, Princess Hall…
Our colleagues at Philly Voice called the Greenidge Funeral Home, and the person that answered clarified: “The obituaries were placed separately because “the wife wanted it one way, and the girlfriend wanted it another way.” But he did not anticipate any problems because everybody knew it was happening.”
NBC News tried to reach the wife and the girlfriend but without any success.
Joseph Greenidge Jr., the funeral director at Greenidge Funeral Homes, told KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia it isn’t unheard of for there to be multiple obituaries written from different perspectives. But, he said, they took direction from Leroy’s wife regarding the funeral arrangements.
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