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W hen Metropolitan Life Insurance Company moved from its Wilson Street home at the end of December 1977, John Fisher and Waverly Watkins, Sr., realized their dream could indeed become a reality. The deal took almost a year to consummate, and four months later, on April 9, 1979, Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home opened for business.

The business continued to grow over the years. In June, 1994, renovations were made to the existing building, enlarging the chapel from a seating capacity of approximately 110 people to one accommodating approximately 450 people. Two visitation parlors providing an elegant, peaceful setting that is warm and comforting were constructed for private family viewing. As a further consideration, there are no steps to impede access and the atmosphere is always warm and tasteful. In March 2000, renovations were made to the business offices. A reception foyer was constructed to provide greater accessibility to our professional and courteous office personnel.

The offices of the President and Vice President were renovated, as well as the addition of an office for the Office Manager and enlarging the office of the Administrative Assistant. The Conference Room and Casket Display Room were also updated.

In 2009, a state of the art sound system was installed in the chapel providing surround sound,as well as a Digital Video Device with wide screen access when you want to make your special time a very personal time.

An actuality that started as a mere dream by two men who were deeply loved, respected by many and missed by all that knew them continues to grow.

The depth of love, devotion, commitment and dedication shown to those served by the late John C. Fisher and the late
Waverly E. Watkins, Sr. is exemplified in the legacy they left behind.

Kimberly C. Watkins
Secretary\Treasurer


Pre-Planning
There are some very good reasons why you should consider pre-planning. Please call us at 434-799-2711 to set up an appointment with a caring professional.

Make Immediate Arrangements
Making the many decisions which come at a time of loss is difficult. With our online Arrangements, you can select the arrangements which are best for your preferences and budget.

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Recent Obituaries

Caroline Lester
Caroline Lester
d. Jan. 27, 2015
William Walters, Sr.
William Walters, Sr.
d. Jan. 26, 2015
Colleen Dodson
Colleen Dodson
d. Jan. 22, 2015
Alphonzo Johns, Jr.
Alphonzo Johns, Jr.
d. Jan. 22, 2015
Roberta Wilson
Roberta Wilson
d. Jan. 20, 2015
Pattie Sydnor
Pattie Sydnor
d. Jan. 18, 2015
Victor MCGee
Victor MCGee
d. Jan. 17, 2015
Harvey Fitzgerald, Jr.
Harvey Fitzgerald, Jr.
d. Jan. 16, 2015
Roger Beard
Roger Beard
d. Jan. 15, 2015
Nannie Ellen Manly
Nannie Ellen Manly
d. Jan. 14, 2015
 

Associations
Member of the following Associations:
NFDA
National Funeral Directors Association
NFDMA
National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association
BBB
Better Business Bureau
Virginia Funeral Directors Association
Virginia Funeral Directors Association
Virginia Morticians Association
Virginia Morticians Association


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