Each of us has a defining element of our personality that makes us unforgettable. At Smith & Williams Funeral Home in Kempsville, Virginia, we aim to create a memorial service that truly reflects the life and times of every individual we serve.
- Large capacity chapel
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Police escort available
Other Languages Spoken
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Memorable tributes inspired by life
Let’s start with a conversation. Tell us a story—a favorite pastime, a roster of accomplishments or an impeccable collection of memorabilia—and our talented team of funeral directors will work to incorporate these defining elements into a personalized memorial service. Whether you envision one last rousing game of bingo with meaningful prizes, or an exhibition of rarely seen photography and art, we have the resources and experience to fulfill almost any final wish.
We offer cremation services with interment of cremains for those who prefer an alternative to traditional burial. Traditional religious funeral services mark an area of particular expertise. We serve all faiths and cultural backgrounds in our well-appointed chapel. Flexible reception space adapts to your specific desires, whether you prefer a small gathering of family after the service or a large and joyous reunion of friends. Leave the catering to us—we’ll even use your secret family recipes if you’re willing to share.
We honor veterans
At Smith & Williams Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
A tradition of remembrance
Each December, our Candlelight Service of Remembrance honors the loved ones of the families we have served over the course of the year. Members of the public, including our past clients, join to celebrate the legacy of those who meant so much to our community. This small gesture of service demonstrates our commitment to lasting care.
Call or visit
We invite you to contact us at your convenience for information regarding funeral arrangements in Kempsville, or to arrange a tour of our chapel.
Community leaders Melvin Williams and Bonney Smith started Smith & Williams Funeral Home in Norfolk, Virginia in 1966. Ten years later, they opened a funeral home in Kempsville to serve families across the Virginia Beach area. After more than half a century, we still make it our mission to create personalized funeral services with exquisite attention to detail.
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