Our Story

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.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

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

Michelle Beasley CPA

General Manager (Funeral Director, Embalmer, Preneed Counselor)
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Larry  Barr

Larry Barr

Funeral Director and Embalmer, Consultant
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Ed  Willams

Ed Willams

Funeral Assistant/Chaplain/Community Outreach Professional
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Sheila Jenkins

Sheila Jenkins

Preneed Counselor
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Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.