Before becoming a funeral director, I was a funeral singer. I prayed that the Lord would open the door for me to be able to work in this field, full time. That prayer was answered in 2007 when I was hired to be the Public Relations Manager at Greenlawn.
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As I learned the business, I became more and more involved with the families we served, and the governing board suggested that I go back to school so that I could get my license as a funeral director.
Entering college as a 50 something was not easy, and with a full time work schedule, I took classes for many years before I had enough credits to take the funeral director’s test.
The main thing I have learned in the years since, is that death doesn’t care who you are or how old you are. It does not play favorites and will take the worst and the best that society has to offer.
In death, there are no good days, only good people having really bad days.
I meet amazing families who are experiencing the worst days ever, and I do my best to walk them through the process. And there are some days when I see so much grief and pain that I have to remind myself that I prayed for this job. But I am blessed to be in this field, and thank God for the opportunity to share His love to hurting hearts.
If you have funeral specific questions, I’d be happy to answer them if I can. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll find someone who does. Just drop me a note via the Contact page.