Mr Bryan McNeal Jr., President/Manager
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Bryan McNeal, Jr, is a native of Awendaw, SC. After graduation from High School his first employment was at St. Francis Xavier Hospital as a Lab aide, Vein puncture text, and assistant to the Pathologist during autopsies. From there he attended Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, where he received his licenses to become a Funeral Director and Embalmer.
For the first twelve year of employment was at Harleston Boags Funeral Home, Inc where he served as the Vice President. Mr. McNeal gives thanks and indebtedness to Mr. Grippon Boags for the knowledge and experience gained while employed at Harleston Boags Funeral Home.
Mr. McNeal has received many awards for his service to his community and from his Business and Professional Associates.
Mr. S. Gervais McNeal, Vice President
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Samuel Gervais O. McNeal, is a native of Awendaw, SC. He is the last child born to Mr. Bryan McNeal, Jr. & Ms. Benzina Miller Holmes. Being the son of a Funeral Director and Embalmer, he started to gain interest in the art at an early age. By seven years old, he would join his father, anytime school was out, especially during the summer time and would help in any way within the funeral home.
In 2013, Mr. S. Gervais O. McNeal graduated from Garrett Academy of Technology and soon after enrolled at Gupton – Jones College of Funeral Services, where he graduated Salutatorian with a Science Degree in Funeral Service, with the Class of 2015. Upon completing his apprenticeship in July 2017, he became a Licensed Funeral Director & Licensed Embalmer with one of the oldest funeral homes that is still operating in Charleston, SC: W.M. Smith – McNeal Funeral Home & Chapel. He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity and has received an Mu Sigma Alpha Award for Academic Achievement.
As many that came before his father who opened the doors of opportunity, so did his father do for him. As he has excelled in the class room and in his art form, through hard work, dedication, and consistency his father bestowed him with the honor of becoming Vice President of one of the oldest Funeral Homes still operating in the Historic District of Charleston, SC.
Mr. McNeal, understands the responsibility to preserve the legacies, maintaining the standards that have been set before him, and keeping the heritage alive. He is excited for the road that is set ahead of him, knowing it won’t be easy but that he can look to the guidance and leadership of the wise men and women that have paved the way and still learn new and innovative ways to succeed in serving his community.
Mrs. Delores Whaley, Chief Clerk
Mrs. Delores M. Whaley is a native Charlestonian. She was employed with Charleston Public School System for 30 years as an Elementary Education and Middle School Teacher.
Before retiring from the school system, Mrs. Whaley developed an interest in the funeral enterprise. She was encouraged by Mr. Bryan McNeal, Jr. and was given the opportunity by Mr. Grippon Boags of Harleston-Boags Funeral Home, Inc. to serve and complete her apprenticeship in funeral directorship. For this, she gives homage to Mr.Grippon Boags.
Mrs. Whaley has been employed with WM Smith McNeal Funeral Home for the past 20 plus years, where she has been working in the capacity of Chief Clerk. She has been grateful for the Smith Funeral Home for that opportunity.
Nicole Nelson, Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer