Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Village Chapel Funeral Home for Corey Randall Black, 15, Gadsden, who died on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Brother Larry Perkins will officiate. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Village Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Corey loved all outdoor activities, especially dirt-biking, fishing and camping. He was very kindhearted, with a soft spot for animals and all children. He loved wrestling, and was an avid fan of Auburn University. Corey was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clarence Robert Abernathy. He is survived by his mother, Melisa (Joshua Ronagh) Abernathy; father, Randall Black; brother, Brian Childrey; grandparents, Mary Abernathy, Linda and Eugine Goode; aunt, Pamela McCrickard; and a large extended family. Pallbearers will be Zack, Justin, Jacob, Jeremy, John, Charlie and Matt. Special thanks to everyone who has helped the family during this difficult time. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
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