VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — “Freedom Funeral Service was born out of a mission by the owners to offer the community an alternative to services available elsewhere,” states Johnna Smaw. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, Ms. Smaw oversees management of the newly built funeral home for owners, Mike Joynes, Les Lascari and Walter Ewell.
In December of 2007, when the trio of owners began construction to convert an existing building into a funeral home, their criteria for a modern embalming room led them to select Duncan Stuart Todd,Ltd.,the PreparationRoom Specialists. By choosing the company’s Premier Source design program, they achieved their goal of a state-of-the-art room that was compliant with OSHA mandates.
“We like the space,” Ms. Smaw comments. “We have room to open another station. The custom cabinetry provides lots of storage. And the PrepAir ventilating system creates a comfortable and safe atmosphere for our embalmer.”
What was once a mattress store is now a lovely funeral home, a well lit spacious setting with a chapel, offices, two conference rooms and an additional visitation room.
Freedom Funeral Service is a Tidewater District member of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association. They are located at 5369 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Telephone 757-486-9944.