Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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The late Sidney M. Oman Founder

Sidney M. “Sid” Oman (1928-2009) was co-owner of Oman Funeral Homes in Chesapeake and a long-time funeral director and embalmer in Virginia and North Carolina until his passing in 2009.

Mr. Oman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake where he formerly served as Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Board, Chairman of the Building Committee and a Sunday School teacher.

He served three terms as Mayor of Chesapeake and one term as Mayor of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center at Chesapeake General Hospital was named for him in 1998. He served as President of both the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

Mr. Oman served as a board member and former President of the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic and the Board of Advisors for the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation and formerly served on the Boards of Tidewater Community College, Monarch Bank, Bank of Tidewater and Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake and Elizabeth City Cosmopolitan Club, Rotary Club, to name a few.

As a civic-minded person at heart, he cherished the title “Mr. Chesapeake”.  His love for Chesapeake and Elizabeth City was only superseded by his love in general for all people.  His many civic memberships and appointments in Chesapeake and Elizabeth City are too numerous to list.

Some of his many honors include the 1968 First Citizen of Tidewater; 1969 First Citizen of Chesapeake, 1987 Norfolk State University’s Presidential Citation, 1991 Elizabeth City’s First Citizen Award, 1998-99 Virginian Pilot Readers Choice Award for the Best Known Citizen and Citizen Who has contributed the most to the City.

Mr. Oman is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Lillian Callis Oman; his son, Robert M. “Bob” Oman and wife Cindy, and his daughter, Susan Lynn Oman

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Bob Oman Founder

Robert M. “Bob” Oman was President and Co-Owner of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory. Bob along with his wife, Cindy and his parents Lillian and the late Sid Oman, founded the funeral home in 1985. Bob is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer 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 selected 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 was a founding member on the Corporate Board of Monarch Bank which later merged with Towne Bank, where Bob continues to serve on the Corporate Board of Directors. He is 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 Founder

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Oman was President and Co-Owner of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory. Cindy has actively been involved with many of the aspects of funeral service and has cared for the needs of the community 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 Vice President / Managing Funeral Director tbriggs@omanfh.com

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

An Eagle Scout, Tim is currently on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council, where he is the Three Rivers Distric Chairman.  He is also the Charter Organization Representative at Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 6, and former Cubmaster of Pack 6. Along with his wife Christi and their two children, Tim is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he serves as Chairman for the Committee on Ministry Teams, and is a long-time member of the church orchestra. Tim serves on the Board of Directors at NAE Federal Credit Union, is a member of the Chesapeake Rotary Club and Great Bridge Masonic Lodge No. 257.

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Jeremy Moritz Funeral Director jmoritz@omanfh.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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Stephen P. Napier Funeral Director / Advance Planning Specialist snapier@omanfh.com

 

Stephen P. Napier grew up in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake and  was a graduate of Oscar Smith High in June of 1976. Son of Rev. Henry V. And Lois Imogene Napier, Steve served his internship and was a 1980 graduate of John Tyler Community College with an associate degree in Applied Science for Funeral Service. He was licensed by the State of Virginia that same year to practice Funeral Service. In 1981 Steve was also licensed to practice Funeral Service in North Carolina. In 2020, He was licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, bureau of insurance as he holds a life, health, and annuities license. 

 Steve’s primary focus with Oman Funeral Home and Crematory is Advance Funeral or Life Celebration planning wherein he helps families plan and finance services that will best meet their future needs, will comfort the bereaved, and will demonstrate love, honor, and respect for their loved one. Steve takes time to develop a personal relationship with each family he meets and works diligently to assist them in designing Funeral or Life Celebration Services to meet their individual needs. 

 “My desire is to assist individuals and families to create these advance plans in a stress-free environment that promote open discussion, the opportunity for families to receive answers to all nature of questions, to offer suggestions to reduce or eliminate the financial burden that may otherwise impact their families at the time of need. Planning in advance reduces a significant burden for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one or close friends and allows them to focus on the memories of their loved one’s life rather than the details associated with their loss!”

 

I look forward to serving families in the Oman tradition of providing the best possible service and care to the deceased and their families. Our

staff work hard to provide quality service to everyone we serve, both internally and externally.

 

Steve resides in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake with his wife, Shannon and their black lab, Belle. They have three children, Abigail, Sean and Patrick, and a grandson, Levi. 

 

One other thought to hold on to is simply that a funeral service filled with compassion and detail brings comfort and healing to family and friends. Planning ahead gives peace of mind to those closest to you. We are here for you and your family when you are ready to think about pre-planning end of life arrangements.



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Blair Young Funeral Director byoung@omanfh.com

Blair Young is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and is a Steelers fan. After graduating high school, he served honorably in the United States Air Force. He continued his studies and graduated from John Tyler Community College with his degree in Mortuary Science. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and certified crematory operator. In his leisure time he enjoys being with his wife and son.

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Hannah Miller Funeral Service Intern hmiller@omanfh.com

Hannah Miller is a funeral service intern, originally from Coshocton, Ohio. After serving honorably in the United States Navy for six years and relocating to Virginia, Hannah graduated from Tidewater Community College with an associates degree in Mortuary Science. 

In her free time, Hannah enjoys going to the movies and to the gym, but mostly, spending time with her family.



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Donna Jewell Office Manager djewell@omanfh.com

Donna Jewell was born in Elizabeth City, NC.  She is the daughter of the late George Jewell and Edna Turner Jewell.  She has lived in Virginia most of her life, and spent her youth in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake. She is a graduate of Great Bridge High School and received an Associates Degree in Applied Secretarial Science from Tidewater Community College.

Donna grew up in a home filled with music, which her mother instilled in her from an early age. She is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church where she shares her love of music in the church Music Ministry. Over the years she has played handbells, and has sung with the choir, Praise Team and Ensemble group “One Voice”.  She enjoys trips with her family and vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

After a 13 year career in Government contracting, Donna changed paths and began a career at Oman Funeral Home in 2001.  She has held several positions over the years and currently serves our staff and the community as the Office Manager. 

Donna resides in the Greenbrier West section of Chesapeake.

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Lynne Caris Associate Office Manager LCarris@omanfh.com

Lynne Caris joined the Oman staff in January 2021. After graduating from Hickory High School, she received an Associates Degree in Social Science from Tidewater Community College. Lynne was then awarded a scholarship to the University of Costa Rica, where she attended for a summer before continuing to Virginia Wesleyan. During her time at Wesleyan, she obtained two bachelor’s Degrees in Spanish and Health and Human Services. Lynne worked as a hospital Social Worker for numerous years before leaving to start a family. 

As a mom of two boys, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and attending their various sporting events! In addition to working at Oman Funeral Home, Lynne continues her lifelong love of dance, teaching at Academie de Ballet, where she has been instructing for over 20 years.

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Sean Graham Associate

Sean Graham was born in upstate NY and raised in the rural Hickory section of Chesapeake. He graduated from the Great Bridge Schools, and later Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He is a Charter Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Sean Graham joined the staff of Oman Funeral Home in 2006 and has provided compassion and care to the families we serve for over 15 years.

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Gib Hale Associate

Gib Hale has been an associate and funeral service officiant with Oman Funeral Home for more than a decade.  After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps, Gib along with his wife Kathy entered full-time ministry.  Today, Gib is the Sr. Pastor of People's Baptist Church, Chesapeake. 

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Clyde Miller Associate

Clyde Miller grew up in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, where he graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1961. After graduation, he worked for Old Dominion Marine Railway as an apprentice pipefitter and later worked for Solite Masonry Units. Clyde joined Local #110 in Norfolk, which is one of many Locals of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Clyde was a Journeyman Pipefitter, certified welder for pipe and plate, a master plumber licensed by the State of Virginia, qualified to fuse up to and including 4”polyethylene gas pipe, and certified as a Type I Technician to recover and recycle refrigerants from air condition equipment. Clyde also Attended classes sponsored by Carrier and Demuth Trane Air Condition, as well as job related classes at Alpena Community College and Tidewater Community College.

Clyde attended South Norfolk Baptist Church for 43 years, where he served three terms as a

Deacon, and served on the Property Committee for several years. Additionally, Clyde and his wife Dianne taught Sunday school and served on the Youth Council. Today, Clyde and his wife are now members of Great Bridge Baptist Church.

Clyde and his wife of 60 years, Dianne have two children, Marty Miller (Susan) of Duck, NC and Mike Miller (Kathy) of Quinton, VA; four grandchildren and one great grandchildren.

Clyde has been an associate in the funeral service for 18 years.

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Kevin Oakes Associate

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 Associate

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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Beverly Scaggs Associate bscaggs@omanfh.com

Beverly Buckwalter Scaggs was raised in Chesapeake and graduated from Great Bridge High School.  While working a high school job at a local nursing home, she met Sam Scaggs who she married in 1976.  Together they had three daughters, Audrey, Rebekah and Sarah.  Beverly has served with Sam, side by side in ministry for many years in the United States,  Italy and Albania.  In her spare time, she loves being with grandkids, friends and family, and also enjoys the outdoors or traveling adventures.

Having lost their firstborn at birth, Beverly developed a sincere heart of compassion for those around her who experience great losses in their own lives. 


Beverly joined the staff of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory in 2015, where she is an associate.   

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Audrey Whitehurst Associate

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 Associate

Monica Zimmerman is from a small town in Northern Pennsylvania.  After graduating from high school and attending post graduate courses, she started her career in banking.  Monica later moved to Virginia where she continued in banking with what is now Bank of America.  In 2001 she joined Monarch Bank until she retired in 2016.  Monica loves sports and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  She also enjoys watching baseball and college basketball.  In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and crocheting, as well as spending time with her family and pets, Lil Jim, Shadow and a spoiled schnauzer, “Roy Hobbs”.

The late Sidney M. Oman

Founder
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Sidney M. “Sid” Oman (1928-2009) was co-owner of Oman Funeral Homes in Chesapeake and a long-time funeral director and embalmer in Virginia and North Carolina until his passing in 2009.

Mr. Oman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake where he formerly served as Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Board, Chairman of the Building Committee and a Sunday School teacher.

He served three terms as Mayor of Chesapeake and one term as Mayor of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center at Chesapeake General Hospital was named for him in 1998. He served as President of both the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

Mr. Oman served as a board member and former President of the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic and the Board of Advisors for the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation and formerly served on the Boards of Tidewater Community College, Monarch Bank, Bank of Tidewater and Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake and Elizabeth City Cosmopolitan Club, Rotary Club, to name a few.

As a civic-minded person at heart, he cherished the title “Mr. Chesapeake”.  His love for Chesapeake and Elizabeth City was only superseded by his love in general for all people.  His many civic memberships and appointments in Chesapeake and Elizabeth City are too numerous to list.

Some of his many honors include the 1968 First Citizen of Tidewater; 1969 First Citizen of Chesapeake, 1987 Norfolk State University’s Presidential Citation, 1991 Elizabeth City’s First Citizen Award, 1998-99 Virginian Pilot Readers Choice Award for the Best Known Citizen and Citizen Who has contributed the most to the City.

Mr. Oman is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Lillian Callis Oman; his son, Robert M. “Bob” Oman and wife Cindy, and his daughter, Susan Lynn Oman

Bob Oman

Founder
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Robert M. “Bob” Oman was President and Co-Owner of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory. Bob along with his wife, Cindy and his parents Lillian and the late Sid Oman, founded the funeral home in 1985. Bob is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer 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 selected 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 was a founding member on the Corporate Board of Monarch Bank which later merged with Towne Bank, where Bob continues to serve on the Corporate Board of Directors. He is 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

Founder
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Cynthia L. “Cindy” Oman was President and Co-Owner of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory. Cindy has actively been involved with many of the aspects of funeral service and has cared for the needs of the community 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

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

An Eagle Scout, Tim is currently on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council, where he is the Three Rivers Distric Chairman.  He is also the Charter Organization Representative at Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 6, and former Cubmaster of Pack 6. Along with his wife Christi and their two children, Tim is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he serves as Chairman for the Committee on Ministry Teams, and is a long-time member of the church orchestra. Tim serves on the Board of Directors at NAE Federal Credit Union, is 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.

Stephen P. Napier

Funeral Director / Advance Planning Specialist
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Stephen P. Napier grew up in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake and  was a graduate of Oscar Smith High in June of 1976. Son of Rev. Henry V. And Lois Imogene Napier, Steve served his internship and was a 1980 graduate of John Tyler Community College with an associate degree in Applied Science for Funeral Service. He was licensed by the State of Virginia that same year to practice Funeral Service. In 1981 Steve was also licensed to practice Funeral Service in North Carolina. In 2020, He was licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, bureau of insurance as he holds a life, health, and annuities license. 

 Steve’s primary focus with Oman Funeral Home and Crematory is Advance Funeral or Life Celebration planning wherein he helps families plan and finance services that will best meet their future needs, will comfort the bereaved, and will demonstrate love, honor, and respect for their loved one. Steve takes time to develop a personal relationship with each family he meets and works diligently to assist them in designing Funeral or Life Celebration Services to meet their individual needs. 

 “My desire is to assist individuals and families to create these advance plans in a stress-free environment that promote open discussion, the opportunity for families to receive answers to all nature of questions, to offer suggestions to reduce or eliminate the financial burden that may otherwise impact their families at the time of need. Planning in advance reduces a significant burden for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one or close friends and allows them to focus on the memories of their loved one’s life rather than the details associated with their loss!”

 

I look forward to serving families in the Oman tradition of providing the best possible service and care to the deceased and their families. Our

staff work hard to provide quality service to everyone we serve, both internally and externally.

 

Steve resides in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake with his wife, Shannon and their black lab, Belle. They have three children, Abigail, Sean and Patrick, and a grandson, Levi. 

 

One other thought to hold on to is simply that a funeral service filled with compassion and detail brings comfort and healing to family and friends. Planning ahead gives peace of mind to those closest to you. We are here for you and your family when you are ready to think about pre-planning end of life arrangements.



Blair Young

Funeral Director
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Blair Young is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and is a Steelers fan. After graduating high school, he served honorably in the United States Air Force. He continued his studies and graduated from John Tyler Community College with his degree in Mortuary Science. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and certified crematory operator. In his leisure time he enjoys being with his wife and son.

Hannah Miller

Funeral Service Intern
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Hannah Miller is a funeral service intern, originally from Coshocton, Ohio. After serving honorably in the United States Navy for six years and relocating to Virginia, Hannah graduated from Tidewater Community College with an associates degree in Mortuary Science. 

In her free time, Hannah enjoys going to the movies and to the gym, but mostly, spending time with her family.



Donna Jewell

Office Manager
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Donna Jewell was born in Elizabeth City, NC.  She is the daughter of the late George Jewell and Edna Turner Jewell.  She has lived in Virginia most of her life, and spent her youth in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake. She is a graduate of Great Bridge High School and received an Associates Degree in Applied Secretarial Science from Tidewater Community College.

Donna grew up in a home filled with music, which her mother instilled in her from an early age. She is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church where she shares her love of music in the church Music Ministry. Over the years she has played handbells, and has sung with the choir, Praise Team and Ensemble group “One Voice”.  She enjoys trips with her family and vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

After a 13 year career in Government contracting, Donna changed paths and began a career at Oman Funeral Home in 2001.  She has held several positions over the years and currently serves our staff and the community as the Office Manager. 

Donna resides in the Greenbrier West section of Chesapeake.

Lynne Caris

Associate Office Manager
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Lynne Caris joined the Oman staff in January 2021. After graduating from Hickory High School, she received an Associates Degree in Social Science from Tidewater Community College. Lynne was then awarded a scholarship to the University of Costa Rica, where she attended for a summer before continuing to Virginia Wesleyan. During her time at Wesleyan, she obtained two bachelor’s Degrees in Spanish and Health and Human Services. Lynne worked as a hospital Social Worker for numerous years before leaving to start a family. 

As a mom of two boys, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and attending their various sporting events! In addition to working at Oman Funeral Home, Lynne continues her lifelong love of dance, teaching at Academie de Ballet, where she has been instructing for over 20 years.

Sean Graham

Associate
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Sean Graham was born in upstate NY and raised in the rural Hickory section of Chesapeake. He graduated from the Great Bridge Schools, and later Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He is a Charter Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Sean Graham joined the staff of Oman Funeral Home in 2006 and has provided compassion and care to the families we serve for over 15 years.

Gib Hale

Associate
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Gib Hale has been an associate and funeral service officiant with Oman Funeral Home for more than a decade.  After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps, Gib along with his wife Kathy entered full-time ministry.  Today, Gib is the Sr. Pastor of People's Baptist Church, Chesapeake. 

Clyde Miller

Associate
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Clyde Miller grew up in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, where he graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1961. After graduation, he worked for Old Dominion Marine Railway as an apprentice pipefitter and later worked for Solite Masonry Units. Clyde joined Local #110 in Norfolk, which is one of many Locals of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Clyde was a Journeyman Pipefitter, certified welder for pipe and plate, a master plumber licensed by the State of Virginia, qualified to fuse up to and including 4”polyethylene gas pipe, and certified as a Type I Technician to recover and recycle refrigerants from air condition equipment. Clyde also Attended classes sponsored by Carrier and Demuth Trane Air Condition, as well as job related classes at Alpena Community College and Tidewater Community College.

Clyde attended South Norfolk Baptist Church for 43 years, where he served three terms as a

Deacon, and served on the Property Committee for several years. Additionally, Clyde and his wife Dianne taught Sunday school and served on the Youth Council. Today, Clyde and his wife are now members of Great Bridge Baptist Church.

Clyde and his wife of 60 years, Dianne have two children, Marty Miller (Susan) of Duck, NC and Mike Miller (Kathy) of Quinton, VA; four grandchildren and one great grandchildren.

Clyde has been an associate in the funeral service for 18 years.

Kevin Oakes

Associate
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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

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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.

Beverly Scaggs

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Beverly Buckwalter Scaggs was raised in Chesapeake and graduated from Great Bridge High School.  While working a high school job at a local nursing home, she met Sam Scaggs who she married in 1976.  Together they had three daughters, Audrey, Rebekah and Sarah.  Beverly has served with Sam, side by side in ministry for many years in the United States,  Italy and Albania.  In her spare time, she loves being with grandkids, friends and family, and also enjoys the outdoors or traveling adventures.

Having lost their firstborn at birth, Beverly developed a sincere heart of compassion for those around her who experience great losses in their own lives. 


Beverly joined the staff of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory in 2015, where she is an associate.   

Audrey Whitehurst

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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

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Monica Zimmerman is from a small town in Northern Pennsylvania.  After graduating from high school and attending post graduate courses, she started her career in banking.  Monica later moved to Virginia where she continued in banking with what is now Bank of America.  In 2001 she joined Monarch Bank until she retired in 2016.  Monica loves sports and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  She also enjoys watching baseball and college basketball.  In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and crocheting, as well as spending time with her family and pets, Lil Jim, Shadow and a spoiled schnauzer, “Roy Hobbs”.