Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Bob Oman Owner BobOman@me.com

Robert M. “Bob” Oman is President and Co Owner of Oman Funeral Homes.  Bob along with his wife, Cindy and his parents Lillian and the late Sid Oman opened the funeral home in 1985. Bob is a licensed Mortician in Virginia and North Carolina and has served as President of both the Virginia and Tidewater Funeral Directors Associations. He was past president and three-term member of the Virginia State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.  Bob was honored by being elected as “Virginia Outstanding Funeral Director of the Year” in 2004 by his peers of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

Bob is the senior member and past four term Chairman of the Board of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority, which also serves as the Board of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He is a founding member and serves on the Corporate Board of Monarch Bank; Past Chairman and former member of the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Community Trust; a founding member of the Board of Governors of Greenbrier Country Club; Past President of the Hospice Council of Chesapeake General Hospital; former Board Member of the Widowed Persons Services of AARP and Past three term President of the Chesapeake East Camp of Gideon’s International.

Bob is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon and Sunday school teacher and is also a member the Great Bridge Masonic Lodge #257, Chesapeake. Bob lives with his wife in the Hickory section of Chesapeake

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Cindy Oman Owner CindyOman@me.com

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Oman is Vice-President and Co Owner of Oman Funeral Homes.  Cindy has actively been involved with many of the aspects of funeral service and has ministered to the needs of family members for over thirty years. 

Cindy ‘s background in banking prior to joining her husband, Bob and his parents, Lillian and the late Sid Oman, lent itself to managing the office in the early days and handling the accounting since the funeral home opened in 1985. 

 Being a local model and charm school instructor for many years Cindy’s experience with etiquette, colors, make up, hair and clothing has proven to be an invaluable asset to the services we provide families.

Cindy was named  “Chesapeake Woman of the Year” in 2006 by the Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Great Bridge Woman’s club where she has been a member for over twenty years. Cindy also served as a former President and board member of the Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  Cindy along with her husband Bob live in the Hickory section of Chesapeake and are members of Great Bridge Baptist Church.

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Tim Briggs Managing Funeral Director TimBriggs@me.com

Timothy E. "Tim" Briggs is the General Manager of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory.  He attended the Great Bridge Schools and was a graduate of Hickory High School, and the Governor’s School for the Arts.  He later graduated from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science.  A licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as a Virginia Certified Crematory Operator, Tim manages many aspects involved in the operation of the funeral home.  He takes great pride in his ability to help families plan personalized life celebration services, both traditional and contemporary.  Tim also holds a Life, Health and Annuities license with the Virginia Bureau of Insurance, with which he assists families with funeral pre-planning insurance, savings trusts and medicade qualified accounts.     

In the community, Tim serves on the Advisory Board for NAE Federal Credit Union, the Leadership Board of Towne Bank, and the Young Professionals Advisory Committee at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  An Eagle Scout, Tim is proud to serve as a Boy Scout Den Leader with Pack 6, Chesapeake, and on the Tidwater Council Endowment Committee.  Along with his wife Christi and their two children, Tim is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he is a member of the orchestra, the piano accompanist for One Voice vocal ensemble, and Rock Solid jazz ensemble. Tim is also a member of the South Norfolk Ruritan Club and Great Bridge Masonic Lodge No. 257.       

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Jeremy Moritz Funeral Director JeremyMoritz1@icloud.com

Jeremy B. Moritz is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with Oman Funeral Home & Crematory. He is graduate of Gloucester High School, and Tidewater Community College where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science.  Jeremy is a Virginia Certified Crematory Operator, and is also licensed by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance to assist families with funeral pre-planning.  Jeremy enjoyes using technology to create unique and meaningful life celebrations and funeral services.  

When Jeremy is not serving families, he enjoyes spening time with his family, Courtney, their daughter Cora, and two dogs, Duke and Stella.  He also enjoyes hiking, snowboarding, fishing, hunting and traveling.    

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Patrick Piercy Funeral Director PatrickPiercy1@icloud.com

Patrick S. Piercy is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Oman Funeral Home. In addition to being a funeral director, he holds a life and Annuities license in Virginia and is a Virginia Certified Crematory Operator; serving families in all aspects of their need is his passion. Patrick is a graduate of Washington and Lee High School in Montross, Virginia, as well as receiving a degree in Mortuary Science from John Tyler Community College. He is proud to have attended the American Legion’s Boy’s State in 1989. From 1991 to 1993 Patrick served as a missionary for his church in Portugal, where he learned the language and learned to love its people.

Patrick is a lifelong scouter and currently serves as the Assistant Scout Master in charge of the 11 year -old scouting program for Troop 275 in Newport News. He married to his best friend Kristina and together they have 6 children. When he is not serving families all of his time is spread between spending time with his family and then his scouts. Patrick enjoys camping, hiking and generally being outdoors. He currently is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Newport News 1st Ward.

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Donna E. Jewell Office Manager oman@oman.hrcoxmail.com

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Rob Beck Funeral Attendent

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Sean Graham Funeral Attendant

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Gibb Hale Funeral Attendent

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Clyde Miller Funeral Attendant

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Kevin Oakes Funeral Attendant

     Kevin T. Oakes joined the staff at Oman Funeral Home in 2010.  Born and raised in Norfolk, he attended Norfolk Christian School, Maury High School and Tidewater Community College.  Kevin served our country in the United States Air Force, including nearly two years in the Middle East.   After honorably discharging from the Air Force, Kevin began a lengthy career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he retired from Metrology Engineering after 36 years of service.  He is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he serves as an ordained Deacon, and president of the orchestra.  He is a Re-Entry Program facilitator for Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan and the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, which teaches and enables men to navigate life’s realities and provides a clear definition of authentic manhood.  Kevin is also a Club Ambassador at Cahoon Plantation, where he enjoys golfing in his spare time.   Kevin resides in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake with his wife Deborah, and is the proud father of Christi Briggs and husband Tim, and Heather Miller and husband Jason.  Most importantly, he is the granddaddy to four wonderful grandchildren. 

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Linda Daniels Attendant

Linda Nichols Daniels is an attendant at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory.  She is a graduate of Great Bridge High School  and James Madison University. She received her Masters Degree from Old Dominion University. Linda taught kindergarten first and second grades for 37 years (27 of them as a first grade teacher at Great Bridge Primary School). When her children were young she started Great Bridge Presbyterian Preschool where she served as its first director and later served as chairman of the Board for 33 years. Linda has been married to Branch "BH" Daniels for 54 years and they have three grown children and six grandchildren. They have been members of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church for 50 years. Linda has served as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, Moderator of Women of the Church, usher and litergist. In 2010  the Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce selected Linda as their Woman of the Year. Linda has served as predident of the Women's Division and in many capacities on the Board where she is currently Ways and Means Chairman. Linda is also an active member of the Luncheon Pilot Club of Chesapeake.

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Connie McPherson Attendant

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Beverly Scaggs Attendant

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Audrey Whitehurst Attendant

Audrey Marriner Whitehurst joined the staff of Oman Funeral Home in 2006.  She attended the Great Bridge Schools, and graduated from Bob Jones University where she met her future husband George Whitehurst.  Audrey and George are proud parents of April, David and Todd; six granddaughters and two grandsons.  Audrey taught seven years in the Norfolk County / Chesapeake Schools, and for thirty-five years at Great Hope Baptist School, most of that time teaching first grade.  She is a charter member of Great Hope Baptist Church, where she has taught Sunday School and Children's Church.  

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Bob Oman

Owner

Robert M. “Bob” Oman is President and Co Owner of Oman Funeral Homes.  Bob along with his wife, Cindy and his parents Lillian and the late Sid Oman opened the funeral home in 1985. Bob is a licensed Mortician in Virginia and North Carolina and has served as President of both the Virginia and Tidewater Funeral Directors Associations. He was past president and three-term member of the Virginia State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.  Bob was honored by being elected as “Virginia Outstanding Funeral Director of the Year” in 2004 by his peers of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

Bob is the senior member and past four term Chairman of the Board of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority, which also serves as the Board of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He is a founding member and serves on the Corporate Board of Monarch Bank; Past Chairman and former member of the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Community Trust; a founding member of the Board of Governors of Greenbrier Country Club; Past President of the Hospice Council of Chesapeake General Hospital; former Board Member of the Widowed Persons Services of AARP and Past three term President of the Chesapeake East Camp of Gideon’s International.

Bob is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon and Sunday school teacher and is also a member the Great Bridge Masonic Lodge #257, Chesapeake. Bob lives with his wife in the Hickory section of Chesapeake

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Cindy Oman

Owner

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Oman is Vice-President and Co Owner of Oman Funeral Homes.  Cindy has actively been involved with many of the aspects of funeral service and has ministered to the needs of family members for over thirty years. 

Cindy ‘s background in banking prior to joining her husband, Bob and his parents, Lillian and the late Sid Oman, lent itself to managing the office in the early days and handling the accounting since the funeral home opened in 1985. 

 Being a local model and charm school instructor for many years Cindy’s experience with etiquette, colors, make up, hair and clothing has proven to be an invaluable asset to the services we provide families.

Cindy was named  “Chesapeake Woman of the Year” in 2006 by the Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Great Bridge Woman’s club where she has been a member for over twenty years. Cindy also served as a former President and board member of the Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  Cindy along with her husband Bob live in the Hickory section of Chesapeake and are members of Great Bridge Baptist Church.

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Tim Briggs

Managing Funeral Director

Timothy E. "Tim" Briggs is the General Manager of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory.  He attended the Great Bridge Schools and was a graduate of Hickory High School, and the Governor’s School for the Arts.  He later graduated from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science.  A licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as a Virginia Certified Crematory Operator, Tim manages many aspects involved in the operation of the funeral home.  He takes great pride in his ability to help families plan personalized life celebration services, both traditional and contemporary.  Tim also holds a Life, Health and Annuities license with the Virginia Bureau of Insurance, with which he assists families with funeral pre-planning insurance, savings trusts and medicade qualified accounts.     

In the community, Tim serves on the Advisory Board for NAE Federal Credit Union, the Leadership Board of Towne Bank, and the Young Professionals Advisory Committee at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  An Eagle Scout, Tim is proud to serve as a Boy Scout Den Leader with Pack 6, Chesapeake, and on the Tidwater Council Endowment Committee.  Along with his wife Christi and their two children, Tim is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he is a member of the orchestra, the piano accompanist for One Voice vocal ensemble, and Rock Solid jazz ensemble. Tim is also a member of the South Norfolk Ruritan Club and Great Bridge Masonic Lodge No. 257.       

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Jeremy Moritz

Funeral Director

Jeremy B. Moritz is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with Oman Funeral Home & Crematory. He is graduate of Gloucester High School, and Tidewater Community College where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science.  Jeremy is a Virginia Certified Crematory Operator, and is also licensed by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance to assist families with funeral pre-planning.  Jeremy enjoyes using technology to create unique and meaningful life celebrations and funeral services.  

When Jeremy is not serving families, he enjoyes spening time with his family, Courtney, their daughter Cora, and two dogs, Duke and Stella.  He also enjoyes hiking, snowboarding, fishing, hunting and traveling.    

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Patrick Piercy

Funeral Director

Patrick S. Piercy is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Oman Funeral Home. In addition to being a funeral director, he holds a life and Annuities license in Virginia and is a Virginia Certified Crematory Operator; serving families in all aspects of their need is his passion. Patrick is a graduate of Washington and Lee High School in Montross, Virginia, as well as receiving a degree in Mortuary Science from John Tyler Community College. He is proud to have attended the American Legion’s Boy’s State in 1989. From 1991 to 1993 Patrick served as a missionary for his church in Portugal, where he learned the language and learned to love its people.

Patrick is a lifelong scouter and currently serves as the Assistant Scout Master in charge of the 11 year -old scouting program for Troop 275 in Newport News. He married to his best friend Kristina and together they have 6 children. When he is not serving families all of his time is spread between spending time with his family and then his scouts. Patrick enjoys camping, hiking and generally being outdoors. He currently is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Newport News 1st Ward.

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Donna E. Jewell

Office Manager
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Rob Beck

Funeral Attendent
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Sean Graham

Funeral Attendant
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Gibb Hale

Funeral Attendent
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Clyde Miller

Funeral Attendant
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Kevin Oakes

Funeral Attendant

     Kevin T. Oakes joined the staff at Oman Funeral Home in 2010.  Born and raised in Norfolk, he attended Norfolk Christian School, Maury High School and Tidewater Community College.  Kevin served our country in the United States Air Force, including nearly two years in the Middle East.   After honorably discharging from the Air Force, Kevin began a lengthy career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he retired from Metrology Engineering after 36 years of service.  He is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he serves as an ordained Deacon, and president of the orchestra.  He is a Re-Entry Program facilitator for Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan and the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, which teaches and enables men to navigate life’s realities and provides a clear definition of authentic manhood.  Kevin is also a Club Ambassador at Cahoon Plantation, where he enjoys golfing in his spare time.   Kevin resides in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake with his wife Deborah, and is the proud father of Christi Briggs and husband Tim, and Heather Miller and husband Jason.  Most importantly, he is the granddaddy to four wonderful grandchildren. 

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Linda Daniels

Attendant

Linda Nichols Daniels is an attendant at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory.  She is a graduate of Great Bridge High School  and James Madison University. She received her Masters Degree from Old Dominion University. Linda taught kindergarten first and second grades for 37 years (27 of them as a first grade teacher at Great Bridge Primary School). When her children were young she started Great Bridge Presbyterian Preschool where she served as its first director and later served as chairman of the Board for 33 years. Linda has been married to Branch "BH" Daniels for 54 years and they have three grown children and six grandchildren. They have been members of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church for 50 years. Linda has served as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, Moderator of Women of the Church, usher and litergist. In 2010  the Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce selected Linda as their Woman of the Year. Linda has served as predident of the Women's Division and in many capacities on the Board where she is currently Ways and Means Chairman. Linda is also an active member of the Luncheon Pilot Club of Chesapeake.

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Connie McPherson

Attendant
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Beverly Scaggs

Attendant
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Audrey Whitehurst

Attendant

Audrey Marriner Whitehurst joined the staff of Oman Funeral Home in 2006.  She attended the Great Bridge Schools, and graduated from Bob Jones University where she met her future husband George Whitehurst.  Audrey and George are proud parents of April, David and Todd; six granddaughters and two grandsons.  Audrey taught seven years in the Norfolk County / Chesapeake Schools, and for thirty-five years at Great Hope Baptist School, most of that time teaching first grade.  She is a charter member of Great Hope Baptist Church, where she has taught Sunday School and Children's Church.