Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
We are the "new" funeral home in Gardendale but we are not inexperienced in caring for families. In fact, we feel that we are very proficient in ministering to our community one family at a time. We value each family and treat them with respect and compassion. Each family that comes to us can expect us to be leaders in our profession, to be dedicated to excellence in service, and to have the highest integrity.
Gardendale Funeral Home is proud to be a locally owned, community-oriented funeral home. Our commitment to you is to provide your family with a welcoming, compassionate, professional staff and a comfortable, clean, hospitable environment during your time with us.
It is our mission to provide your family with the guidance that you need and the care that you deserve during a very difficult time. We believe that each funeral should be individually tailored to suit the specific needs of each family during their time of loss. It is our pledge to you that, while no two funerals are exactly alike, each family will be treated the same way: with compassion, kindness, respect, and a commitment to our highest level of service. We are a proud provider of Brown Service funerals.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Michelle Beasley CPA
General Manager (Funeral Director, Embalmer, Preneed Counselor)Read Bio
Michelle is a 1993 graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. After many years in public accounting, she feels funeral service is her true calling. She graduated Jefferson State Community College with an Associates Degree in Funeral Service Education. Michelle has passed all required national and state exams and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Alabama. She has a compassionate heart for the families she serves and a desire to comfort them as if they were her family.
Funeral Director and Embalmer, ConsultantRead Bio
Larry has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College and an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from Jefferson State Community College. He has been in the funeral industry for over 33 years, working with one of the largest funeral homes in the Birmingham area for 27 years.We are proud to have Larry associated with The New Gardendale Funeral Home, which is locally owned and operated.
Funeral Assistant/Chaplain/Community Outreach ProfessionalRead Bio
Ed is a retired minister and has worked for many years with the funeral home in community outreach. Ed takes birthday cupcakes to the local senior citizen meetings on a monthly basis and is loved by all. He also helps with visitations and funerals. He is a wonderful asset to The New Gardendale Funeral Home and we are blessed to be associated with him.
Funeral Assistant / Preneed CounselorRead Bio
Cecil is a graduate of Faulkner University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He worked 34 years for the Jefferson County Commission in the Roads and Transportation Department. He also served 3 area churches as Worship Minister for over 33 years. He feels God has allowed him this opportunity to continue ministry and to serve others in a different capacity during their time of need.
Apprentice Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Brandon graduated Samford University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science with a focus in Early Childhood Development. He currently serves in the Army National Guard and assists with the Military Funeral Honors teams. He is a proud and active member at New Life Fellowship.