My boo Gerald Levert passed away.
I\’m so sad.
I still can\’t believe it.
This is one time I want \”death\” to be a rumor. When I was growing up my momma use to always play Barry White and Luther Vandross. I just didn\’t get it. All those love songs. In 1986 I heard Gerald Levert for the first time. I was in love and going through with my daughter\’s father. That\’s when I needed me some \”therapy\” music. Here it is 2006 and I swear I\’m his biggest fan.
Today when I heard about his death, I was in the break room on my hour lunch when my gurl KiKi page over head and told me to dial ext 150. I called and she said Lacrease are you sitting down? I said WHAT KI-KI, because I can hear in her voice that whateva it was, it was going to be \”spooky\”. So she said again Lacrease are you sitting down? I said what Kiki tell me, she said Gerald Levert had a heart attack and died! I\’m like nooooooo, omgoodness, its a rumor. I wanted to believe so bad that it was, I wanted to wake myself up, even if it meant starting my work day over. I just can\’t believe it. Not Gerald Levert my boo! For some reason I had a feeling that it was true.
I didn\’t want to cry at work. I\’m just a private person, and I wanted to punch out and be by myself. I couldn\’t think. Then to top it off, my co workers was coming up to me asking me was I okay. They were hugging me………and that\’s what took me over. I had one of those cries where you can\’t stop, my eyes were so red. I love my coworkers, because even though I met Gerald several times but didnt know him as a personal friend, they knew how I felt about him and his music, and they really comfort me. They know I can be a tough cookie and keep things inside sometimes. But not today.
When I got home at 7:00 I had 14 people who called. My daughter had their names written out for me. I\’m sitting at my computer watching videos. I HAVE EVERY CD HE HAS EVER MADE! For some reason I can\’t pull them out yet. I was suppose to go with my coworkers tonight for dinner , but I don\’t feel up to it. Just feel like being alone. My boo Gerald Levert is gone home.