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.  On February 22, 2017, he was licensed to practice the profession of funeral service in North Carolina.

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.


Our Valued Staff

J.T.  Fisher

J.T. Fisher, President and Manager

J.T. Fisher is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina as a funeral director and embalmer. He is also a pre-need burial insurance agent and a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia. J.T. is a proud member of The Norfolk Funeral Directors Association and The Tidewater Funeral Directors Association. His other memberships include The Eureka Club, Incorporated, Businesses Supporting Minority Candidates Organization, American Legion Post 190, Moose Lodge 898, and the Lambda Omega and Sigma Kappa Kappa Chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is a member of Grove Baptist Church.


Nichol F. Fisher

Nichol F. Fisher, Vice President

Nichol Fisher is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina as a funeral director and embalmer. She is also a pre-need burial insurance agent and a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nichol is a proud member of The Norfolk Funeral Directors Association and The Tidewater Funeral Directors Association. Other memberships include The Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, The Portsmouth Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, and The Portsmouth Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is a member of Grove Baptist 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.


Mary Hines

Mary Hines, Visitation Greeter


Giovanni Evans

Giovanni Evans, Funeral Director and Embalmer


Chevy Jones

Chevy Jones, Office Assistant / Transportation


Everett Wilkerson

Everett Wilkerson, Transportation


Frank Langley

Frank Langley, Transportation


Domineke Thomas

Domineke Thomas, Funeral Attendant


Wayne Garner

Wayne Garner, Funeral Attendant


Leon Boone

Leon Boone, Landscaper / Funeral Attendant


Earl Boykin

Earl Boykin, Funeral Attendant