Smith - Owner & Director
Mrs. Vondel L. "Jean" Smith - Founder
Locally-Owned Funeral Home: A Part of the Community
Locally owned funeral homes have a long
proud history of personal service to the people they serve. This service is
provided by local people with deep roots in the local community. Some of the
oldest, continuously operated businesses in America are family-owned funeral
in a name?
In America today, many family-owned
funeral homes are silently being bought by large corporations. Often these
corporations do not change the names of the local funeral home in order not to
promote their presence. You the consumer may not even be aware you are dealing
with a large corporation unless you ask. You can be assured that Vondel L. Smith
& Son Mortuary is still owned by the same family that founded it in 1957.
All of our attention is devoted to making
Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary the best it can be in terms of satisfying
the needs of our friends and neighbors. We are not distracted nor bound by
corporate mandates. We're flexible and more responsive to your needs.
This is our business and our hometown. We
take great personal pride in keeping our facilities and vehicles in top
condition. We are also proud of our staff and high level of professional
standards they maintain.
We have a long-term commitment to this
community; this is where we live and plan to stay. We not only want to meet
your current needs, but want to build a relationship so you will return to us
in the future.
Focus on Families, Not Profits
Large corporations answer to shareholders.
We answer to you. At Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary there is no pressure
from the corporate headquarters to increase profits. We have an adequate
professional staff to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We understand
our business will do well when we serve you well.
Investment in The Community
Just as you do, we turn to our neighbors for
services and products. Whenever possible, we choose to do business with other
locally-owned and operated businesses. Preneed Trust funds are invested in
state and local owned banks. We also support many local charities, schools and
other community efforts.