Leroy Black died of cancer earlier this month and got not one, but two obituaries in his local New Jersey newspaper. No, it wasn’t an editor’s mistake. Instead, the 55-year-old got one obit posted by his wife and another by his girlfriend. What’s more, they are published one on top of the other.
The pictures are the same, most of the information is the same. The key difference? In Black’s wife’s tribute, she writes that he “is survived by his loving wife, Bearetta Harrison Black.” In the late man’s girlfriend’s obit, she explained that Black is survived by “his long-tome girlfriend, Princess Hall,” and yes, she spelled “time” wrong.
According to the local funeral home director, both women knew about the double obits, but it’s unclear if the women knew about each other before Black passed. As for the way the way they were posted, apparently, they DID know about the double-obit situation, and that they were printed as they were because “the wife wanted it one way, and the girlfriend wanted it another way.”
Source: Huffington Post