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Willie P. Aiken
Providing quality funeral service to families is the goal of Legacy Funeral Home. Since the age of fifteen Willie has been interested in the funeral business. Willie is one of the owners and operators of Legacy Funeral Home, Inc. along with his business partner Michael Jenkins. He is a native of Jasper county. Willie received his formal education in the public schools of Jasper county. Graduating from Jasper County High School in 2007, and pursuing his interest in the funeral business at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he graduated in 2011. Additionally, Willie matriculated at South University where he graduated in 2016, with a Bachelors in Business Administration. His certifications and affiliations include: National Board Certified Funeral Director and Embalmers in the states of South Carolina and Georgia. He holds a professional license in the areas of South Carolina Bail and Bonds, Limited Line Surety and Life Insurance as well as a Commercial Driver's license. He is a member of Happy Home Lodge #125, Hardeeville, South Carolina, the South Carolina Mortician's Association, the National Funeral Directors Mortician Association of Georgia and the Funeral Service Practitioners Association. Finally, Willie believes a funeral service should be a celebration of life and a time to pay tribute to the legacy of every family he serves.
Providing quality service is the primary objective of Legacy Funeral Home. Michael's interest in the funeral business began at an early age. Michael and Willie Aiken are Legacy Funeral Home business partners. Michael is a native of Jasper County, and he was educated in the public schools of Jasper county. He is a graduate of Ridgeland High School. He is married to Brittany, and they have three children. The funeral business has been an interest of Michael's for years. While most people fear death, Michael's first job at the tender age of eight was working as a "flower boy" at Stiney's Funeral Home in Hardeeville, South Carolina. After school daily, he would report to Stiney's Funeral Home to assist with the day to day operation of the funeral home. Michael continued this practice until the tragic death of his father in 2012. At that time, he temporarily gave up his dream of becoming a funeral director. However, Michael believes when you have a calling for a career, "You don't find it; it finds you." The opportunity presented itself in 2016, when he met Willie Aiken who shared the same dream of owning and operating a funeral home as he did. As a result, Legacy Funeral Home was established. Finally, Michael believes honoring the life and legacy of each family that they serve is the greatest tribute that he can render.