RHOA’s Phaedra Parks says her mortician business is ‘booming’ in coronavirus crisis


REAL Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has spoken of the “frightening” number of people who have called her funeral home for help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The reality star is also a licensed funeral director – as well as a lawyer and activist – and admitted that “unfortunately” her business is “booming.”

Asked how the business has been, she said: “Oh my gosh, it’s going great, didn’t you hear about that pandemic, girl? We are booming.

“Unfortunately. We have been jam-packed since the pandemic started.”

She went on to reveal that the summer months are usually quiet and “empty” for her mortuary but that the ongoing pandemic, which continues to spread across the United States, means that are now “working like it’s our heaviest season.”

Speaking to Page Six, she added: “I tell people when they say, ‘It’s a joke, it’s not that big of a deal,’ well, let me put it to you in real terms, I’m getting 17 calls a day for pickups and that’s at one location. Last week, all of the people were under 59.

“It makes it extremely frightening. I’ve seen several mothers come in burying their children.”

Phaedra – who also recently directed the service for Rayshard Brooks – also spoke emotionally over how the pandemic “really wreaks havoc on families,” revealing how they have “buried three or four people in one immediate family.”

She said: “It’s really sad. It definitely takes a toll on you emotionally seeing a mother, a father, a son, an aunt.

“This pandemic is really serious and people should realize that, because it’s not a joke.”

Daily coronavirus deaths in the US have breached the thousand mark as of Wednesday, the worst daily toll since the start of June.

The US is by far the worst-hit nation on Earth with around 70 thousand new cases recorded daily and individual states suffering more casualties than most other countries.

The US currently has 3,919,550 cases and 142,350 confirmed deaths from the deadly virus according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.


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