Anyone remember when Phaedra Parks went to Mortuary College and we all assumed it was a passing fancy? It turns out the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star is very devoted to her work with the deceased and presently juggles Phunerals by Phaedra alongside her law practice. (BTW: I made up the name Phunerals By Phaedra – it’s not an actual company).
So how does Phaedra find time to deal with judge and jury and the aftermath? Everybody knows a southern belle must multitask!
“The funeral business is really an overnight and weekend business. Saturday is the funeral day for people of color, usually,” Phaedra explains. “And of course, the courthouses and law firms are closed on Saturdays.”
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“If I’m embalming a body, it’s usually overnight,” she adds. “It’s the quietest time of the night that you’re doing the embalming work.” It sounds so… dastardly! Seriously, how is Phunerals by Phaedra not a spinoff yet?
Phaedra even embalmed her grandmother after she passed in 2012.
I always assumed dealing with her Real Housewives Of Atlanta co-stars made Phaedra prefer working with the dead, but it turns out that several family and personal tragedies inspired her to get into the funeral business.
“I went through a very terrible time about two years straight. My sister passed, my law partner died, and two of my friends committed suicide. I became so depressed that it sparked something in me,” Phaedra tells Page Six.
Well I gotta hand it to Phaedra she certainly is the Real Housewife with the most varied endeavors – no wine collections or fashion lines for her; she’s got tasers, an embalming license, and legalese. Oh and workout videos… maybe.
I do have to wonder – how does Phaedra deal with deceased friendships?
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