August 2022

Page A14 August 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A We produce case volume reports for every licensed funeral firm in these States: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin Do you know your market share? We do. FUNERAL CONVERGENCE Phone (831) 221-0075 These women stand out! Whether continuing their family’s legacy or taking a leap of faith into the profession, they have become leaders through hard work and dedication to the Funeral Service Industry. As managers, owners, role models and mentors, each of these women have an inspiring vision, and have used their talents to help others. These leaders encourage creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and teamwork. They empower and motivate others – connecting their personal goals to their professional goals – leaving a legacy of insight and professionalism. Let’s recognize their achievements! By Elleanor Starks, cfsp Founder and Executive Director 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Inc. Phenomenal Women in Leadership Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center Durham, North Carolina Queen Marable Bass-Scarborough and Tonya Queen Marable BassScarborough was encouraged by her late husband, John Clarence “Skeepie” Scarborough, III to become involved in the funeral industry. As a result, she is a licensed funeral directress and owner of Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center, Inc in Durham, NC. Now Hiring Project Manager for Journey to Serve, an Initiative Aimed at Recruiting Military Veterans into the Funeral Service Profession Queen and Tonya with Michelle Obama Tonya with her parents Queen and Skeepie Morticians Association of North Carolina, Central District of the Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina and the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service. Her daughter, Tonya graduated from the Fayetteville Technical Community College and joined the family business in 2012 as the manager. She stated, Queen is also a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Funeral Directors and “the challenged in the funeral industry are rewarding and all out efforts are to accommodate families with the utmost professional services.” Like @Nomis.Publications Like us on BROOKFIELD,WI— The Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation announced the creation of a new Journey to Serve Project Manager position, a two-year, fulltime, benefits-eligible position to promote Journey to Serve to broader military veteran and funeral service audiences. Jointly funded by the ICCFA Educational Foundation and the Funeral Service Foundation, the goal of the position is to effectively communicate the alignment between a career in the military and a subsequent career in funeral service. The program manager will carry out the Journey to Serve Initiative to its fullest potential by implementing direct outreach to veterans, military spouses and families. Primary responsibilities include: communicating the Journey to Serve program with Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs); strengthening Department of Defense and government connections; exhibiting and presenting about the program directly to veterans’ groups; executing a social media campaign aimed at veterans; and expanding and managing the tools and resources available to funeral service professionals. In addition, the program manager is responsible for thorough communication within the funeral service profession to promote Journey to Serve and encourage the use of its associated resources and toolkit. This outreach includes careful coordination with state associations and industry partners to ensure that Journey to Serve is actively used across the profession to recruit veterans into meaningful next careers in funeral service. The position is designed to be executed via remote work. View the full job description, qualifications, and application, visit https://journeytoserve. com/now-hiring. Journey to Serve’s purpose is twofold: The sweeping initiative—which is equally funded by the Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation and endorsed by NFDA and ICCFA— positions the funeral service profession as an ideal career path for military veterans to deploy the skills, traits, and talents acquired and earned during their tour of duty. At the same time, the initiative equips deathcare and funeral service professionals with free tools and resources specifically designed to engage with military veterans on a local, regional, national, and international scale. For more information, visit or Educational-Foundation. News Fun e r a l Home & C eme t e ry on l i ne Your Real Source. Anywhere. Anyt ime. Scan QR for our website 1-888-792-9315 • Mortuary Coolers starting at $5,899