After 55-year-old Leroy Bill Black died of lung cancer, his wife and girlfriend sent out obituaries to the Press of Atlantic City which were published one over another. Both obituaries included the same photo of the deceased.
The first obituary identifies the man as Leroy Bill Black and says he was survived by “his loving wife, Bearetta Harrison Black and his son, Jazz Black.” It says Black died at home on Aug. 2 surrounded by his family. No cause of death is given.
The second obituary identifies him as Leroy “Blast” Black and also says Black died at home — but makes no mention of any family being there. It says in addition to his son, Jazz, Black is survived by his siblings, other family, friends, and his “longtime girlfriend, Princess Hall.”
Dual obituaries have left the family and friends greatly puzzled. Some are not sure whose invitation is to be accepted while the others are asking if there’s going to be a problem between the wife and the girlfriend” at the funeral.
Whatever happens, Leroy Bill Black will not have to deal with any embarrassment.