History of Alabama Heritage Funeral Home
Around 1984, Ridout’s Brown-Service, Inc., owned and operated by the R. Julian Lackey Family of Birmingham, Alabama, realized the need for a funeral home and cemetery in the growing eastern section of Montgomery, Alabama. With prominent funeral homes White Chapel and Leak-Memory Chapel in Montgomery, and Ridout’s Prattville Chapel in Prattville, the company decided to expand to the Mitylene area.
In 1988, the long-time manager of White Chapel, Don Jones, who had been in the funeral profession since his late teens, was given the responsibility of overseeing the construction and development of this new facility, to be known as Alabama Heritage Funeral Home and Cemetery.
The formal opening of Alabama Heritage Funeral Home and Cemetery took place on June 11, 1989, with Mr. Jones as manager. With him came long-time administrator and organist Imogene Cameron and Robert Moulton, a second-generation funeral professional who had worked at Leak-Memory Chapel. Both were well-known licensed funeral directors and embalmers.
In 1997, Ridout’s Brown-Service, Inc. was acquired by an affiliate of Service Corporation International. Mr. Jones relocated to Leak-Memory Chapel, and Robert Moulton became the manager of Alabama Heritage for several years until his death in 2005. Today, Edgar Grant, who began working with Ridout’s Brown-Service in 1977, manages the funeral home and continues the commitment to providing families with exceptional, compassionate service.
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