August 5, 2016 8:19 pm -

Visitation could get ugly at the funeral of Leroy Black.

In the first obit, his “loving wife, Bearetta Harrison Black” gets top survivor billing. In the second, however, Bearetta is nowhere to be found, but “his long-tome (sic) girlfriend, Princess Hall” appears in her place.


A man answering the phone at Greenidge Funeral Homes told PhillyVoice that 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 friction because everybody knew it was happening.

This isn’t to make light of Blast’s death, but here’s hoping the dueling obits don’t cause any friction at the funeral.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.