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About Vance Memorial Chapel


Mr. Lesley Vance began his career in funeral service in 1958 with Britton & Dobbs Funeral Home. 

In 1972 he acquired the funeral and became the owner of Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL. Later, in 1984 he opened a new funeral home in Columbus, GA. Near the close of 1990, Mr. Vance completed the construction of a new chapel in Phenix City on highway 280 / 431. 

The funeral home is still in that location today and is conveniently located near Lakeview Memory Gardens and Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. Most recently, in 2002, Mr. Vance opened a new facility on Macon Road in Columbus, GA. The new facility has a new name, Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. 

It is located just across the road from Parkhill Cemetery and also services Ft. Benning Main Post Cemetery. Both Vance Memorial Chapel and Vance-Brooks Funeral Home are and will continue to be one of the few locally owned and operated funeral homes in this community. 

If you’re like most people, you find it is nicer to work with a locally owned company. You like the flexibility and the personal service you get when you can talk directly with the owner. We feel the same way at Vance Memorial Chapel and Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. 

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Lesley Vance (1939-2015)

Lesley Vance (1939-2015)

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.


Lance Brooks

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.


Charles Shaw

Manager



Sharon Carpenter

Office Manager



Kevin Acre

Funeral Director


Email: kevinacre@hotmail.com


Charles Atchinson

Funeral Director Apprentice



Jamie Williams

Secretary



Barbara Melton

Funeral Assistant



Ben Blanton

Funeral Assistant



William Simmons

Funeral Assistant



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