Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors 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.
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.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Matthew E. Roper
Manager / Funeral Director and EmbalmerRead Bio
Matt began his career in funeral service in 1989 in Sylacauga, Alabama. He is a graduate of Jefferson State with a degree in Funeral Service. Matt is also a former service member of the Alabama Army National Guard. He firmly believes in the traditions of funeral service and strives to provide each family he serves with compassion and understanding. Matt is a member of Civitan International and attends Church of the Highlands with his wife Dawn.
Billy R. Minyard
Area Manager, Funeral Director and EmbalmerRead Bio
Billy has worked in the funeral industry in the Birmingham area for over 35 years. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and graduate of Jefferson State Junior College. He and his family live in Hoover and are members of Riverchase United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys taking a fishing trip with his friends and spending time with his family.