Family Owned and Operated has severed the greater Northern Neck for a Century
Campbell Funeral Home was established in 1919 by, William Mack Campbell and his son Robert Mack Campbell. They were the First African American undertakers in the Northern Neck from the 1919 to the 1980’s, with the goal of providing caring and quality service for families in their time of need.
His son, Quentin De. Campbell joined the staff following his schooling at Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, PA and Van Dyvers Mortuary School of Science in Richmond, VA ; He was the first black (native) licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director in the Northern Neck of Virginia.
After graduating from Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, PA (her father’s alma mater) in 1964, Brenda returned to Virginia.
She was licensed in 1966, making her the first woman (black or white) to be licensed as a Funeral Directress and Embalmer in the Northern Neck. Thus joining the staff and becoming a third generation at the Campbell Funeral Home Establishment. Brenda worked side by side with her father until his death in 1986.
Brenda E. Campbell, who has continued to provide the community with the same quality service and dedication that was the goal of her Grandfather, Uncle and Father.
Brenda organized the Northern Neck Funeral Directors’ Association at the Campbell Funeral Home on April 28, 1978 serving as the first president. Brenda has been a member of the Richmond Funeral Directors’ Association Inc. the Virginia Morticians Association, Inc. and the National Directors’Association, Inc. for more than 50 years.
Because of her contributions to the funeral industry for more than 60 years she was recognized in August 2012 as a “Living Legend in Funeral Services”. This high honor was bestowed on her in Las Vegas, Nevada by “The 100 Black Women in Funeral Service” a division of the National Funeral Directors’ and Morticians Association.