Mr. Lesley Vance has been serving the needs of this community for over 40 years. He began his career in funeral service in 1958. In 1972 Mr. Vance became the owner of Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL and in 1984 he opened a new funeral home in Columbus, GA. Most recently, in 2002, Mr. Vance partnered with son-in-law, Lance Brooks, and opened a new facility on Macon Road in Columbus, GA.
Starting out as a funeral attendant and ambulance driverin May, 1959, Lesley Vance had no idea where this endevor would lead him. Lesley began working at Britton and Dobb Funeral Home located on 5th Avenue in Phenix City, Alabama. As his duties grew, his love for the profession also grew. His loyalty and commitment of many long hours of work and strong drive to succeed was recognized in 1972 when he was given the opportunity to purchase the Britton and Dobbs Funeral Home. Thus began his legacy of a long history of providing funeral services to the bi-city area.
Owner- Licensed Funeral Director
Lance. Mr. Brooks is a graduate of Auburn University and Jefferson State Community College. He left a career in the environmental engineering field to become a part of the family business. They are raising three boys and hope that one day each of them will join the family business. Mr. Brooks is also a member of the Rotary Club, Exchange Club and the CVCC Foundation Board.