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History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is a locally owned and operated funeral home, you may wonder what this means to you. Well it all started back in 1986, when Richard Parker purchased Brunswick Memorial Park as a cemetery, to provide the very best in cemetery needs for Glynn County. In 1995 he built the funeral home on the same grounds to offer even more in services for years to come. Nearly ten years later he purchased Chapel Park Cemetery in Brunswick and Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens on St. Simons Island. Once again to provide the highest level of cemetery services available.

            Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home offers something to our client families that no other local funeral home can. We own and operate three local perpetual care cemeteries, Brunswick Memorial Park, Chapel Park Cemetery and Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens. Making arrangements for both funeral and cemetery with the same people reduces the stress associated with making those arrangements. For those who choose cremation, we also have our own on site crematory, and offer many cremation burial or inurnment options in all three of our cemeteries.

            Our goal is to provide the very best in services, funeral needs, cemetery, and genuine care for the families that allow us to serve them. More families are choosing Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home for our variety of services and options. It is our honor to serve the people of Glynn and surrounding counties. With more and more funeral homes being owned by large “out of town” corporations, we are proud to be family owned and operated. We hope that you will allow a locally owned and family operated funeral home to serve you and your family.

            Our vision is to be the leader of funeral and cemetery services in our community, this is our highest priority. We will accomplish this by ensuring genuine satisfaction, care and concern for our client-families and employees. We uphold the highest level of ethics and integrity with each and every person we come in contact with. We consider it an honor to serve those who trust us to do so. We take great pride in providing the highest level of care and service to all who choose Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home and cemeteries.

            Thank you for your support of our calling. We respect your wishes, and desire only to serve those wishes. If you have any questions regarding the funeral home and/or the cemeteries, please do not hesitate to call on us to serve you.

Our Valued Staff

Richard  Parker

Richard Parker, Owner/Operator

Arlene Parker

Arlene Parker, Administrative Assistant

Brad  Whiddon

Brad Whiddon, Funeral Director - Manager

Brad Whiddon is a Funeral Director and Family Service Counselor for Brunswick Memorial Park & Funeral Home. He has been a part of the Brunswick Memorial Park family since 2002, but has been in the aftercare business for over 32 years. Brad graduated from Gumpton-Jones College of Funeral Services in 1989 and has been dedicated to taking care of families in their greatest time of need since then.

Brad shares his life with his wife of 24 years, Donna, on their farm in Camden County. He enjoys taking care of the farm whenever he can spare the time, since he is also a busy father of three grown children and two beautiful grandchildren.

Candice Parker Jones

Candice Parker Jones, Administrative Director

Candice Parker Jones was born in Atlanta, but has lived in Brunswick since she was 5 years old. She is a true member of the Brunswick Memorial Park family, as she is the daughter of Richard Parker, the owner of the Parker Family Company. Candice started working in the funeral home back in high school as a part of a work study program but has been an official employee since 2001.

Candice is married to Kevin Jones, who has served Glynn County as a police officer for the past 20 years. She is also a dedicated mother to her son, Cale, and the family spends as much time as they can Motocross Racing. When Candice is not in the office she can be found on the side of a dirt track watching Kevin and Cale compete.

Felicia Lee Staat

Felicia Lee Staat, Funeral Director

Cale Parker Thorpe

Cale Parker Thorpe, Junior Funeral Assistant

Kimberly Stevenot

Kimberly Stevenot, Office Assistant

Kimberly Stevenot is a Vidalia, Georgia native who moved to Brunswick in 2006. After spending over a decade raising her 4 children, Kimberly joined the Brunswick Memorial Park family in 2017 when her youngest went off to Kindergarten. She is an office assistant who partners with the Funeral Directors and other office staff members to assist families in completing the necessary paperwork and processes during their time of grief.

When she is not at work, Kimberly enjoys going to the beach and watching movies with her husband, James and their children; Mason, Trip, Caden and Annaliese. She is an enthusiastic soccer/football/track/gymnastics mom and also likes reading, baking and regularly enjoys retail therapy to keep herself sane.

David Valentine

David Valentine, Funeral Director

David Valentine is a Funeral Director at Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home. He recently joined the Parker Family Company in 2017 after relocating from Virginia, although he originally hails from North Augusta, South Carolina. David received his degree from Gumpton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur. David partners with the other funeral directors and office staff to assist bereaved families in making the final arrangements for their loved ones.

David has two adult children, Brian and Katherine, and enjoys boating, camping and attending car shows.