Mourning: Ex-Wife, Widow Throw Down at Lorain County Man's Funeral Service

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LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A solemn day turned violent at a church funeral service this week.

Family and friends gathered at House of Praise church to bury 30-year-old Detrick Simmons, a drowning victim, when a brawl broke out at the church.

Witnesses described the fight as something out of a movie.

19 Action News has learned the fight started while the casket was being carried out of House of Praise church. The victim's ex-wife reportedly punched his widow!

The to women were apparently fighting over custody of the man's 12-year-old daughter.

The Lorain County Sheriff's department arrived at the church and broke the crowd up.

There are no arrests at this time, but the custody battle could still send them to court.

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