Deceased Man’s Wife and Mistress Put Dueling Obituaries In Local Paper
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Now here’s something you don’t see every day.

Even after his death, two women continued to duel over their deceased lover, New Jersey man Leroy “Blast” Bill Black, who passed away last week from “cancer of the lungs due to fiberglass exposure.”

Many of the Atlantic City residents who knew the 55-year-old, discovered that he was not only mourned by his wife Bearetta Harrison Black, but also by a girlfriend, Princess Hall when they picked up the Press of Atlantic City.

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At first glance, you might think the paper mistakingly printed Leroy’s obituary twice, but if you read both entries closely, the details differ. His loving wife’s memorandum was sweet and to the point, whereas his longtime girlfriend Hall’s obituary mentioned details of his work as a fiberglass technician and cause of death. Bearetta and Princess both choose to omit one another’s names from their entries. 

The families knew that both obituaries would be printed, but what lead up to the decision to print two obituaries is a different story. A rep for Greenidge Funeral Homes told PhillyVoice that both notices were placed because “the wife wanted it one way, and the girlfriend wanted it another way.”

Despite their differences over what to place in the paper, these two women loved Leroy to the very end!

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