October 2018

Page A38 OCTOBER 2018 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A UNION CITY,GA— The Gaylord Hotel in Kissimmee, FL was an excellent venue for the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association to host our annual conven- tion. Our theme this year was “Generations Continuing the Vision”. The ambiance was great. Members from all over the NFDMA’s Generations Continuing The Vision By Carol T. Williams, Ed.D., CFSP, CPC, COCP Omar Clea of Baltimore, MD (left) and Briana Preyear of Mount Pocono, PA (right) received the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service Scholarship during the NFDMA convention. The scholar- ships were presented by Sandra Jones (center) in memory of her father, Charles C. Jones. world convened at this beautiful resort to meet, greet and learn about new and innovative information on the death care industry. The journey began with a Requiem: Annual National Worship and Service of Remembrance. The me- morial service was in remembrance of our beloved members, colleagues and friends. Reverend Willie T. Edmondson’s powerful and impactful sermon brought the house down. Later that evening, the welcome reception, “Caribbean Fla- va” was one of the highlights of the convention. Continued on Page B12 Joe Marsaglia and Elleanor Starks I nv i tat i on s • ya r d s i gn s • pos t e r s • T i ck e t s s tamp e r s • S e at i ng Ch a r t s • B u s i n e s s Ca r d s and Forms P romot i ona l I t ems • Acc e s sor i e s • l a b e l s 8570 Foxwood Court, Youngstown, Ohio 44514 800-321-7479 info@boardmanprinting.com www.boardmanprinting.com Now offering a Personalized Memorial Line custom greet ing cards • funeral programs • memor i al inv i tat ions t-sh i rts • magnets • prayer cards • Canvas Pr ints • full color banners Members of the Funeral Industry Save 10% Every Day! Call today for your FREE Sample Kit C onvention H ighlights continued on P age B12 Photos by Elizabeth Roberts, Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment, Argenta, IL N ational F uneral D irectors & M orticians A ssociation C onvention & E xpo Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center • August 4-9, 2018 • Kissimmee, Florida C onvention H ighlights