Funeral Planned for Sherman Hemsley 3 Months After His Death

Sherman Hemsley funeral planned

Beloved actor Sherman Hemsley will be laid to rest six weeks after he died of lung cancer at age 64.

The actor’s body lay in cold storage for 3 and a half months while Hemsley’s estranged brother contested his will. DNA testing proved Richard Thornton was Hemsley’s brother. But on Friday, an El Paso, Texas judge refused to consider the DNA because Thornton missed a deadline to present his evidence.

A lawyer for Flora Enchinton, who was Hemsley’s manager and best friend, confirmed that Hemsley would be given a military funeral. The actor served in the United States Air Force.

“It is taken care of. It has been ruled on my behalf, and how Sherman wanted,” Enchinton told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “They were bringing up untrue facts, and it was sad because Sherman had to suffer for it.”

Enchinton was listed as beneficiary on Hemsley’s will which was drafted six weeks before he died. Hemsley’s estate was worth $50,000 at the time of his death.


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    • Betamax82

      May Mr. Hemsley finally R.I.P.

    • lovelyaries

      I can’t believe it took so long to bury this man smh.. greedy ass ppl

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      RIP Sherman “George Jefferson” Hemsley.

    • bubblicious

      Bout damn time.

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhs97yBYZ9rGSCt3MB YOUR NAME HERE!

      He can finally move on up to a De-luxe compartment in the sky-yyyyy!
      And I know it’s apartment!

    • Bad Influence

      that damn Gypsy :lol:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      OH! He’s been home tho! The funeral is for the living

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSCLM8nLFU Mother Jefferson

      Well its about time! :mad:

    • Gigi26

      He was only worth 50g’s?! Dang :no:

      RIP, but I know that will be closed casket cus he’s gonna look weird.

    • Bibi

      damn shame :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWEIL1pV2NE @NikkeMinxx

      I don’t understand why the long lost brother would have still been broken off if he hadnt missed the deadline. Look here, my will is my will… all the blood in the world shouldn’t entitle you to mine.

    • Honycoatd

      Finally his body can return to the Earth. May his soul be at rest.

    • Diva

      Sandra Rose, I want my finders fee for this here story! I mentioned it a couple of post downstairs.

    • Bibi

      :rofl: @ynh

    • Iheart

      Hopefully he has been resting in peace. SMH

    • Diva

      Choco aka Hippie says:

      OH! He’s been home tho! The funeral is for the living

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      True statment!!!!!!!!!!

    • Honycoatd

      Giga,

      He was frozen… shouldn’t much change but his skin color and he might have some more weight to him.

    • Angiegirl

      Diva says:

      Sandra Rose, I want my finders fee for this here story! I mentioned it a couple of post downstairs.

      __________________

      Thats how I felt about the K Michelle video, a bish aint even get an honorable mention :no:

    • Bad Influence

      Bibi :waves:

    • Diva

      Gigi26 says:

      He was only worth 50g’s?! Dang

      RIP, but I know that will be closed casket cus he’s gonna look weird.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :cry:

    • Honycoatd

      So you think he already arrived?

    • Diva

      Angiegirl says:

      Diva says:

      Sandra Rose, I want my finders fee for this here story! I mentioned it a couple of post downstairs.

      __________________

      Thats how I felt about the K Michelle video, a bish aint even get an honorable mention

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      She gone need to better with her poster!!! Sandra Rose, come on now….inlcude me in the credits :smack:

    • Bibi

      :waves: @Bad

      How u be woman?

    • Bad Influence

      i know damn good and well if Iheart dntget lil JonBoneria Rodriguez Ramsey outta her gravi :hahaha: we already talked about this :cuss:

    • Who Dat

      So basically Richard WAS his brother but it didnt matta NO WAY cause he was LATE presenting the Qtip aka DNA swab? But in meantime Sherm been laying in the freezer DEAD?

      Man…fugg folks.

      RIP Sherman.

    • Bad Influence

      @Bibi, maintaining suga. urself?

    • Diva

      Honycoatd says:

      So you think he already arrived?

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      His soul is in heaven or hell and his body is at the funeral home…. #arrived

    • Gigi26

      He was frozen… shouldn’t much change but his skin color and he might have some more weight to him.

      He’ll def have the weight thing for sure :no: just sad

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Finally, well thats allright Mr. Hemsley moving on up!

    • Iheart

      24 Bad Influence says:

      i know damn good and well if Iheart dntget lil JonBoneria Rodriguez Ramsey outta her gravi we already talked about this

      _____________

      That is the mexican honey boo boo!! You betta let her be great :rofl:

    • Bad Influence

      *pokes KDUBB in the eye*

    • luVn_liFe…

      SMH..May he RIP”

    • Diva

      Bad Influence says:

      @Bibi, maintaining suga. urself?

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Why did I read this in Sugamama voice from Proud Penny? :hahaha:

    • Bibi

      @Bad

      The same :biggrin: ready for 5 :tea:

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      This is good news. RIP. We need good laughs these days like the ones he gave us. Sh*t is not the same any more.

    • Diva

      Keesh says:

      Finally, well thats allright Mr. Hemsley moving on up
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Guhl that man done been moved up…..all is left is a shell that we call the body….. #weallogottaleaveourshellsoneday

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Damn…Gypsy, I should have read the prior posts…lol

    • Who Dat

      Why she aint gat a NECK @Iheart?

      @His got me looking like >>> :blink: cause she done poke’ed me in my EYE

    • NaijaGal

      ‘family’ will be your worst enemy at death

    • Honycoatd

      So Divadarling I take it you don’t believe he is in a waiting phase then. You are saying when you die you are automatically shipped off to heaven or hell?

    • luVn_liFe…

      Ohhhh chilllle Im feeling Kinda weird,too much sumpthin in that Indian Food :|

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Diva says:

      Keesh says:

      Finally, well thats allright Mr. Hemsley moving on up
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Guhl that man done been moved up…..all is left is a shell that we call the body….. #weallogottaleaveourshellsoneday

      Thats right! cause one thang fa certain, two thangs for sho, we all gotta go home baby. “To be absent from the body”…..yall know the rest

    • Diva

      Honycoatd says:

      So Divadarling I take it you don’t believe he is in a waiting phase then. You are saying when you die you are automatically shipped off to heaven or hell?

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Hony, I believe once you pass you transition immediately to where you will spend eternity…..

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      The SPIRIT is what lives on FLESH IS JUST FLESH

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      NaijaGal says:

      ‘family’ will be your worst enemy at death

      True, I have seen some horrible things with family when a death occurs!

    • Honycoatd

      Naija,

      They are even now that we are alive.

      It is said that in the times leading up to the last days… It is going to be alot of every man for himself. Brother against brother, lines are drawn and you have to chose a side.

    • Diva

      Keesh says:

      Diva says:

      Keesh says:

      Finally, well thats allright Mr. Hemsley moving on up
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Guhl that man done been moved up…..all is left is a shell that we call the body….. #weallogottaleaveourshellsoneday

      Thats right! cause one thang fa certain, two thangs for sho, we all gotta go home baby. “To be absent from the body”…..yall know the rest

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :applause: (church clap) say that Keesh

    • MissHarlem

      Its been longer than 6 weeks. He died right before my birthday in July.

    • Diva

      luVn_liFe… says:

      Ohhhh chilllle Im feeling Kinda weird,too much sumpthin in that Indian Food

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Guhl, you gotta get that outta your system and fast!!!!! #forewarned

    • NaijaGal

      Honycoatd says:

      Naija,

      They are even now that we are alive.
      ====================
      true…smh

    • Angiegirl

      :kona: I’ll come back when the tone is a lil ighter

    • luVn_liFe…

      @diva . . what the haYle that suppose to mean –> Guhl, you gotta get that outta your system and fast!!!!! #forewarned

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      DONT WANT A FUNERAL FOR MYSELF – AT ALL

    • Honycoatd

      A journey home could take a while tho.

      Even now many of us don’t just walk out of work and then we are home. We have to travel to our destination but imo I don’t think the destination happens within a day.

      A thousand years for us is just one day for HIM.

    • luVn_liFe…

      @Missharlem . .
      Thnank you,I was just running through my Mind what little i feel i have right now…
      Damn its only been six weeks since he Passed?

    • MissHarlem

      We been in our last days since the evolution and every year since I been born.

    • marquez269

      Maybe its me or maybe I need to go back up to the post but 6 weeks does not equal 3 1/2 months

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      Two of our clients died within the same month. The family has been calling non-stop with threats. Look, these people wrote it out at the time of investing who the beneficiaries are and what to do if death occurs. Go sit your greedy as* down somewhere and GRIEVE for your loss. Stop trying to figure out if you will get some money. You were broke while they were alive so, were you just sitting around waiting for them to die so, you didn’t have to be broke anymore?

      Anyway, one client was of faith and the other was of the dirt mentality. My advisor tried to convince me that the one of faith went to heaven and the one of dirt went to hell. I told her to stay within her own faith and stop judging people’s fate. Only God has the power to grant Grace and you can’t say who he will and won’t give his Grace to. Both women might be pouring it up in heaven right now over how their families are acting. We don’t know.

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      :cosign: Choco. I told yall how Nae and JB gone do Nikki. :hahaha:

    • Diva

      luVn_liFe… says:

      @diva . . what the haYle that suppose to mean –> Guhl, you gotta get that outta your system and fast!!!!! #forewarned

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      If you aren’t use to that spicy food…it’s gonna hurt your tummy some terrible…. kinda like when you get jalopenos….

    • Iheart

      Who Dat says:

      Why she aint gat a NECK @Iheart?
      ________________

      She got one its just hiding on that big ass head :rofl:

    • MissHarlem

      LUVN thats the first thing I felt I had to font. I remember the day of his death vividly bc my friends were hitting me up bc I can quote any episode of the Jeffersons and still turn my volume all the way up to the Amen intro. Sometimes when that intro is over Im done too :lol:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave: MarQuez how ya do? Ok 3 1/2 months =6 weeks No doesnt add up to me either :shrug:

    • Honycoatd

      Choco,

      I am the same way. I just want the peace. But I am going to ask for a celebration/ Night Night. I want people to rejoice, celebrate and give thanks for the blessings of life and a farewell to me on my journey.

      But no in black and crying over me. I want them to remember what I stood for, acted on and the memories we share that brought joy.

    • Who Dat

      Ohhhh chilllle Im feeling Kinda weird,too much sumpthin in that Indian Food
      ———————————
      You feel like they did on Bridesmaids? Ohhh LAWD! :wail:

    • Diva

      Iheart says:

      Who Dat says:

      Why she aint gat a NECK @Iheart?
      ________________

      She got one its just hiding on that big ass head

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :kona: right now

    • marquez269

      @luvn :waves: didnt think so

    • luVn_liFe…

      @diva . . Oh Nawh Im good on the Spicy,i luubs spicy and jalapenos,You ever had a Jalapeno Margarita with Xtra salt on The rim??

      I thought i was going to have to :shotsfired: my boss for feeding me some BS!
      but i feel weird,Light headed or sumpthin’

    • Iheart

      Who Dat says:

      Ohhhh chilllle Im feeling Kinda weird,too much sumpthin in that Indian Food
      ———————————
      You feel like they did on Bridesmaids? Ohhh LAWD!
      ______________

      :dead: So you sayin she bout to be shyttin in the sink? :rofl:

    • NaijaGal

      MissHarlem says:

      LUVN thats the first thing I felt I had to font. I remember the day of his death vividly bc my friends were hitting me up bc I can quote any episode of the Jeffersons and still turn my volume all the way up to the Amen intro. Sometimes when that intro is over Im done too
      =======================
      :whistle:
      turn on the lights from heaven Lord
      shine on me
      …..and when she does the breakdown at the end :danban: <—–holy dance

    • Diva

      Who Dat says:

      Ohhhh chilllle Im feeling Kinda weird,too much sumpthin in that Indian Food
      ———————————
      You feel like they did on Bridesmaids? Ohhh LAWD!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Oh lawd the sank…….

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Choco,

      I am the same way. I just want the peace. But I am going to ask for a celebration/ Night Night. I want people to rejoice, celebrate and give thanks for the blessings of life and a farewell to me on my journey.

      But no in black and crying over me. I want them to remember what I stood for, acted on and the memories we share that brought joy.
      ____________________
      This is exactly what I told my MOM don’t bury me and I don’t want a funeral take my ashes to my favorite beach – yall spend the weekend there celebrating my life not mourning my death and throw my ashes to the sea!

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      I thought i was going to have to my boss for feeding me some BS!
      but i feel weird,Light headed or sumpthin’
      ____________________
      :rofl: :rofl: Its the spices if you not used to them if could affect you :rofl: Light headed and weird I hate feeling off

    • luVn_liFe…

      :kona:

    • Honycoatd

      Reading minds,

      All praises to him. He is the only one that can grant his grace now upon us.
      When Christ died he died for the sinners not the sinless. Now time as passed we are only responsible for ourselves and our own crimes. Forgiven are the children for they speak not for themselves.

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ Hony….that’s my plan but, Nikki is a crybaby so, Nae and Jordan are gonna put her out. :lol:

    • luVn_liFe…

      @choco . .
      Thats what i thought is going on all those spices in them diffrent sauces :|

    • Bad Influence

      OH LAWD :rofl:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      Hissy! :yahoo:

    • Iheart

      :newpost: Rhiana

    • Honycoatd

      I love Indian food… What did you eat?

      Indians do cook with alot of spices and if your not use to it then it can make your head hurt. Drink alot of clear fluids… your liver will take care of it for you. You can press your thump against the roof of your mouth and that will help too.

    • Who Dat

      So you sayin she bout to be shyttin in the sink?
      ———————————
      Naw but that bubbling and rumbling and the sweats. And then yall know what comes next. Bad food will FUGG yew UP. 1994..me, 17 yo dad, his sister, and her BFF all had gone out to the club and ate some BAD Wendy’s afterwards. Their parents was gone for the weekend so we was about to be KICKING it. FIRST night… we was ALL TEW fuggin SICK :hurl:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      @Luvn
      That’s it I can’t even begin to tell you how to remedy that tho cuz I don’t do spicy food or Indian for that matter

    • Honycoatd

      You can also drink baking soda and some warm water to help. You will use the toilet tho.

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      Gingerale.

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      When Christ died he died for the sinners not the sinless. Now time as passed we are only responsible for ourselves and our own crimes. Forgiven are the children for they speak not for themselves.
      ____________________
      :yes:

    • MissHarlem

      NAIJA :danban: shine on me shine on me shine on me

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      *does the George Jefferson dance*

      RIP

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      lovelyaries says:

      I can’t believe it took so long to bury this man smh.. greedy ass ppl
      _________________

      That idiot was fighting over $50,000. After the lawyer gets his cut he’s left with $5. :no:

    • belindamays

      Sandrarose you talk so much smack about everybody including our president. YOU, need to learn to proof read your articles. First you say Mr Hemsley is going to be buried 6 weeks after his death, then you go on to say he has been in storage for 3 1/2 months. Then you go on to say he was 64 when even you can google him and get his correct age and it was 74. You talk about Beyonce and her education, you talk about Fantasia and her education, now im starting to question yours!!!!

      Note to self: Dont throw stones while living in glass houses!!!!!