History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

J. T. Fisher has over 30 years of experience in the funeral service industry. He received a degree in funeral service from John Tyler Community College in 1986. He obtained his National Board Certification in 1986 and, in 1990, the Commonwealth of Virginia licensed him as a funeral director and embalmer. Mr. Fisher was also licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bureau of Insurance Division, as a burial and pre-need planning agent in 2001.

Mr. Fisher resides in the Tidewater area with his wife, Nichol F. Fisher, who is the Vice President of J.T. Fisher Funeral Services. He has three children: Jasmine T. Fisher, Jayda T. Fisher and Justis T. Fisher. He is an active member of Grove Baptist Church and the Lake Shores Civic League.


Our Valued Staff

J.T.  Fisher

J.T. Fisher, President and Manager

J.T. Fisher is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is also a pre-need burial insurance agent. He is a proud member of The Norfolk Funeral Directors Association and The Tidewater Funeral Directors Association. He is an active member of The Eureka Club, Incorporated and Businesses Supporting Minority Candidates organization. J.T. was appointed to the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority in 2011 by Chesapeake City Council. He is a member of Grove Church.


Nichol F. Fisher

Nichol F. Fisher, Vice President

Nichol Fisher is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is also a pre-need burial insurance agent. She is a proud member of The Norfolk Funeral Directors Association and The Tidewater Funeral Directors Association. She is also an active member of the Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Nichol presently serves as Corresponding Secretary for the Portsmouth Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and as Program Co-Coordinator for the Portsmouth Chapter of The Links, Inc. She is a member of Grove Church.


Yolanda D. White

Yolanda D. White, Office Manager

Yolanda White graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Yolanda was formerly an elementary school teacher and she is an active member of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation – Peninsula chapter. She is a member of Mount Tabor COGIC in Smithfield, Virginia.


Richard  Cansler

Richard Cansler, Funeral Director Assistant

Richard Cansler is a retired Chesapeake City Employee. He is currently the Chairman of the Trustees at Fourth Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Louis Hilliard

Louis Hilliard, Funeral Director Assistant

Louis Hilliard is a commercial and residential masonry. He is currently the Treasurer of the White Stone Military Lodge #1 of Prince Hall Mason and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Norfolk Chapter. Louis is also a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Fred Parker III

Fred Parker III


Donna Holcomb

Donna Holcomb, Greeter