ABINGDON, Va. — Kim Farris-Luke, president and owner of Abingdon, Virginia-based Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council. Her three-year term began Jan. 1.
The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) is a unique organization committed to enhancing the understanding and experience of the funeral service and memorialization. Founded in 1991, the organization is comprised of representatives from the top 10 member associations in the funeral profession.
In her new role, Farris-Luke will serve as an ambassador for the Selected Independent Funeral Homes, a FAMIC membership association that provides resources, solutions and ongoing support to independently owned funeral homes.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve within the associations that have impacted my development as a leader in our company and community,” Farris-Luke says. “My new role on the Funeral and Memorial Information Council enables me to give back, network with professionals from across the world, and learn from others who are deeply committed to serving families who have lost loved ones. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in my profession.”
Farris-Luke was appointed to the board of directors of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes in September 2016. As the Group 3 representative, she represents members from an eight-state area encompassing Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
A fourth-generation funeral professional with more than two dozen years of experience, Farris-Luke has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees. She frequently speaks at seminars and teaches classes in the community focusing on bereavement support, advanced planning, “green” service and cremation options.
About Farris Funeral Service & Crematory
Celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2017, Farris Funeral Service & Crematory is the only funeral home in Washington County that has been owned and managed by the same family throughout its history. This continuity provides the organization unparalleled perspective on the services, administrative assistance and emotional support needed during the bereavement process. Farris’ spacious facilities offer a number of conveniences, including a full-service reception center available for gatherings and meals, comfortable meeting areas and ample parking. Administrative offerings include assistance with the filing of essential documents, as well as a number of grief education and counseling programs. For more information, call (276) 623-2700 or visit www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
For more information, contact Kim Farris-Luke,
president/owner of Farris Funeral Service & Crematory,