Update: (9:30 p.m.)
The News & Observer took Wilma Black's online obituary offline on Thursday afternoon. ABC11 reached out to the News & Observer for clarification and was told an explanation was not immediately available.
The family of Wilma Black has reached out to us concerning the accuracy of some of the events portrayed in her obituary.
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"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned..."
The News and Observer Thursday featured a unique obituary that chronicled the "soap opera" life of a 94-year-old woman.
Though unclear who wrote the seven-paragraph journey through Wilma Marie Voliva Black's life, those who were deemed disloyal were certainly called on it.
The obit narrates Wilma's "struggle into life," and details an adolescence that culminated in an elopement to cover up a scandalous affair.
The News and Observer obit reads:
The obit sneaks in that she is survived by her five children and 16 "known" grandchildren....interpret that how you will.
Her dramatic life detailed in the obit is peppered with compliments, including her love of reading and sewing.
The final paragraphs outline the end of Wilma's life, where her son dropped her off at an assisted-living facility in Knightdale, seemingly against her will.
From the News and Observer:
Do yourself a favor and read the entire obituary from the News and Observer. But first, enjoy this last nugget from Wilma's "modern day tragedy":
The obituary was posted online here and was originally printed in the Thursday edition of the News and Observer.