After his half brother disputed his will and demanded his body, the burial of Sherman Hemsley was put on hold following his July 24th death. A judge has now ruled that Sherman can now be buried by his longtime manager and friend, Flora Isela Enchinton Bernal.
Richard Thornton was proven by DNA testing to be the brother of the late actor but the judge ruled that his will be upheld with Flora as the executor. “Therefore, after listening to the testimony, the court orders that the last will and testament for Sherman Alexander Hemsley is valid and that Ms. Bernal is the sole executor of the will.”
During his testimony Richard said Sherman knew he was his brother but they never kept in touch. Hopefully Mr. Thornton will allow Sherman to finally move on up and not appeal the ruling so the man can rest in peace.