Welcome...The success of our Organization is because of your confidence and commitment to our Goals and Objectives and your Dedication to the Funeral Service Profession.
The Board of Directors and Officers of the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Inc. wish to thank you for all that you do for us. Through Scholarships we are able to assist students to continue their education and move to the next level. Through Membership and Scholarship we are able to recognize the achievements of those who impact the funeral profession in their States, and on the National level.
Thank You for "Honoring Our Past", "Celebrating Our Present", and "Anticipating Our Future."
The 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Inc. was established in 1993, to provide a Network for Black Women and Minorities who have chosen Funeral Service as their Profession or Career.
Doretha Hector, CFSP - CPC, was chosen by the Board of Directors to serve as our first President to spearhead this newly formed organization, and to give both professionalism and spiritual guidance as we forged new pages in the history of funeral service.
Funeral Service does not remain a male dominated profession. The face of the profession has changed and as our clients demand more service and individual attention, women have been called on to bring more ideas, sensitivity and creativity to the profession. Women of Funeral Service you have risen to the occasion.
Today, women bring to the profession more education and training than our predecessors. Your eye for detail, coupled with compassion and mother-wit, uniquely qualify you for the profession. As we reach out together, women and mortuary students, we extend a welcome through our Leadership Program for Tomorrow. We must mentor and network with the old and the new.
VISIONARY FORCE OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN COMMITTED TO THE CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE FUNERAL SERVICE INDUSTRY AND ITS MEMBERSHIP THROUGH THE STRONG SUPPORT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR MEMBERS AND MENTORING FOR OUR PERSPECTIVE FUNERAL SERVICE STUDENTS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS.
Female participation in funeral services dates back to Ancient Egypt, and is embodied in the professional discrimination that was appointed the dead by the Egyptian high priest to the beautiful Queen Nefertiti.
Nefertiti was one of the most beautiful Queens of Ancient Egypt, and rarely are her social and political skills a subject history. The images of her generally conjure up a form of stately beauty, as oppose to a woman in charge of a nation.
History shows that during her reign, Nefertiti attended many duties of the State. The Queen would carefully select the best balm leaves, and they would be prepared for the High Priest who were given the responsibility by the Queen, to make the preparation for the dead, as they prepared for the great journey to the other side.
Like female funeral directors today, the Queen recognized the need to personalize a funeral, and to give it, individual and professional appointment. Queen Nefertiti passed on this trait to today's funeral service female.
100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Inc. P.O. Box 916404 - Longwood, Florida 32791 Phone: 407.595.9277 Fax: 407.774.7456