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 Home & Crematory.  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 Home & Cremtatory. 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 Managing Director at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory located on Cedar Road in Chesapeake, VA. Tim has deep roots in the heart of Chesapeake where he attended the Great Bridge Schools and graduated from Hickory High School. Tim also has the distinct honor of being a graduate of the prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA.  

Tim later graduated from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science.  Tim is 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 medicaid qualified accounts. 

In the community, Tim serves on the Board of Directors at 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 be the Cubmaster of Pack 6, Chesapeake, and serves on the Tidewater Council Endowment Committee.  Along with his wife Christi and their two children, Tim is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church.  Tim enjoys serving as a member of the Great Bridge Baptist Church orchestra where he primarily plays bass guitar and cello.  He also displays piano artistry playing 4-hand piano duets on special occasions.  Recently, he has begun to support the GBBC youth ministry where he actively mentors the youth worship team in their weekly praise and worship preparation.  Another area where Tim is an active part of our Chesapeake community, is as a member of the Chesapeake Rotary 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 enjoys using technology to create unique and meaningful life celebrations and funeral services.  

When Jeremy is not serving families, he enjoys spening time with his family.  He also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, fishing, hunting and traveling.    

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Mark Antley Funeral Service Intern markantley@icloud.com

Mark A. Antley has worked off and on for the Oman family since 2002 and currently serves Oman Funeral Home & Crematory as a Funeral Service Intern. He is also a certified Crematory Operator. He grew up in the Portlock section of Chesapeake and graduated from Oscar F. Smith High School. He later attended Radford University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Saint Leo College. Prior to joining the staff of Oman Funeral Home and Crematory full time, Mark served 34 years with the Chesapeake Fire Department where he retired as a Fire Lieutenant. He also spent twelve years with the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

Mark is very involved with the Radford University Alumni Association where he works with the admissions recruitment program and is on the Parent Advisory Board to the Vice President of Student Affairs. He also supports the community through his membership in the American Legion where he has served as a counselor to Boy’s State and Honor and Remember where he has assisted with the Virginia Run for the Fallen. Mark, his wife Tracey and their two daughters reside in the Hickory section of the city and are members of Hickory United Methodist Church.

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Donna Jewell Office Manager omanfh@icloud.com

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Sandra Hamrick Office Assistant

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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 & Crematory 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 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 liturgist. In 2010,  the Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce selected Linda as their Woman of the Year. Linda has served as president 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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Amy Fitchett 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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Monica Zimmerman Attendant

Bob Oman

Owner
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Robert M. “Bob” Oman is President and Co-Owner of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory.  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.

Cindy Oman

Owner
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Cynthia L. “Cindy” Oman is Vice-President and Co-Owner of Oman Funeral Home & Cremtatory. 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.

Tim Briggs

Managing Funeral Director
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Timothy E. "Tim" Briggs is the Managing Director at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory located on Cedar Road in Chesapeake, VA. Tim has deep roots in the heart of Chesapeake where he attended the Great Bridge Schools and graduated from Hickory High School. Tim also has the distinct honor of being a graduate of the prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA.  

Tim later graduated from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science.  Tim is 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 medicaid qualified accounts. 

In the community, Tim serves on the Board of Directors at 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 be the Cubmaster of Pack 6, Chesapeake, and serves on the Tidewater Council Endowment Committee.  Along with his wife Christi and their two children, Tim is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church.  Tim enjoys serving as a member of the Great Bridge Baptist Church orchestra where he primarily plays bass guitar and cello.  He also displays piano artistry playing 4-hand piano duets on special occasions.  Recently, he has begun to support the GBBC youth ministry where he actively mentors the youth worship team in their weekly praise and worship preparation.  Another area where Tim is an active part of our Chesapeake community, is as a member of the Chesapeake Rotary Club and Great Bridge Masonic Lodge No. 257.       

Jeremy Moritz

Funeral Director
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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 enjoys using technology to create unique and meaningful life celebrations and funeral services.  

When Jeremy is not serving families, he enjoys spening time with his family.  He also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, fishing, hunting and traveling.    

Mark Antley

Funeral Service Intern
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Mark A. Antley has worked off and on for the Oman family since 2002 and currently serves Oman Funeral Home & Crematory as a Funeral Service Intern. He is also a certified Crematory Operator. He grew up in the Portlock section of Chesapeake and graduated from Oscar F. Smith High School. He later attended Radford University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Saint Leo College. Prior to joining the staff of Oman Funeral Home and Crematory full time, Mark served 34 years with the Chesapeake Fire Department where he retired as a Fire Lieutenant. He also spent twelve years with the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

Mark is very involved with the Radford University Alumni Association where he works with the admissions recruitment program and is on the Parent Advisory Board to the Vice President of Student Affairs. He also supports the community through his membership in the American Legion where he has served as a counselor to Boy’s State and Honor and Remember where he has assisted with the Virginia Run for the Fallen. Mark, his wife Tracey and their two daughters reside in the Hickory section of the city and are members of Hickory United Methodist Church.

Donna Jewell

Office Manager
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Sandra Hamrick

Office Assistant
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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
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     Kevin T. Oakes joined the staff at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory 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 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. 

Linda Daniels

Attendant
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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 liturgist. In 2010,  the Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce selected Linda as their Woman of the Year. Linda has served as president 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.

Amy Fitchett

Attendant
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Beverly Scaggs

Attendant
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Audrey Whitehurst

Attendant
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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.  

Monica Zimmerman

Attendant
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