Our Staff

Staff members of Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors and funeral assistants.

Michael & Casey Burgess, Owners

803-283-2100

michael@burgessfunerals.com


Michael and Casey, both born and raised in Lancaster believe strongly in service to their community. Michael, licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer has served families with Burgess Funeral Home since 1999, while his wife Casey, has taught many students at North Elementary School.

Michael and Casey are both very active in their community and church. They are members of High Point Baptist. Michael is also a Past Master of Masonic Lodge # 316, a member for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Care Health Center board member, and previously served on Habitat for Humanity board.

Evelyn Finch, General Manager, Funeral Director, Pre-need Consultant

803-283-2100

evelyn@burgessfunerals.com


Evelyn is the General Manager for the firm and handles the day to day operations. She is a Licensed Funeral Director and Pre-need Consultant. Evelyn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with Highest Honors. She is a member of the Women of the Moose, the Lancaster Shag Club and Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

Evelyn loves to shag and enjoys relaxing at the beach.

Allison Massey Wallace, Funeral Director Apprentice

803-283-2100

allison@burgessfunerals.com


Allison is a Funeral Director Apprentice. She is also a Funeral Assistant, assists families in making funeral arrangements, manages Burgess Memorials and helps families in designing and purchasing cemetery monuments and markers.

Allison has a 17 year old son, Andrew. She enjoys watching him play baseball. Allison is a member of Second Baptist Church.

David Lee Metzler, Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice

803-283-2100

info@burgessfunerals.com


David is a Senior Funeral Assistant, and Funeral Director and Embalming Apprentice. He is a 2017 graduate of Piedmont Technical College with an Associates in Mortuary Science and Funeral Services Degree. He is dedicated to offering each family we serve the utmost in compassion and professionalism.

David is married to Janet Metzler and they have one daughter, Jessica Garris and her husband, Dillon. He and his family are members of Second Baptist Church. David loves the beach and is a Jeep enthusiast.

Billy Ray Snipes, Jr., Funeral Assistant


Billy serves the firm as our Funeral Assistant. He is dedicated to offering every family we serve the utmost in compassion and professionalism.

Billy is married to Wendy P. Snipes and they have two children, Taylor and Bryson. Billy and his family are members of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.

Kathy Blackmon, Funeral Associate

803-283-2100

kathy@burgessfunerals.com


Kathy is a Funeral Assistant. She assists with Burgess Memorials, where she helps families in designing and purchasing cemetery monuments and markers. She has an associate's degree in Secretarial Science/Business Management from York Technical College.

Kathy is a widow and has a daughter, Madison and her husband, Steven and a son, Hunter. She enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward to her first granddaughter, who will arrive at the end of October.

Randall Couch, Funeral Assistant/Crematory Supervisor


Randall works part time with the firm as a Funeral Assistant and Crematory Supervisor. He is dedicated to offering every family we serve the utmost in compassion and professionalism.

Randall is a retiree of Duke Energy and a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.

Randall and Teresa Couch, Visitation Coordinators


Randall and Teresa work closely with our families during evening visitations. They help manage and provide a comfortable and efficient atmosphere for our families and their guests by taking care of any needs that may arise during these public visitation times. Teresa also works as a Funeral Assistant.

Teresa and Randall have a daughter and son in law, Dana and David Garris and a grandson, Dillon Garris. They are members of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.

Bo Hartley, Part Time Funeral Assistant


Bo works full time with Comporium Communications and works as a part time funeral assistant. Bo is married to Jennifer Moore Hartley and they have four children. Bo and Jennifer are members of Covenant Baptist Church.

Harold Outen, Part Time Funeral Assistant


Harold serves as a Part Time Funeral Assistant and is dedicated to providing the upmost in compassion and care to our families.

Harold and his wife Jean also help manage night visitations. They work to provide a comfortable and efficient atmosphere for our families and their guests by taking care of any needs that may arise during these public visitation times.

Harold and Jean have two children and are members of Calvary Baptist Church.

Justin Whitaker, Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice


Justin serves as a part-time Funeral Assistant. Prior to joining our firm, he served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. During that time, one of his duties was performing funeral honors for deceased Veterans. Justin is currently attending Piedmont Technical College for an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. He is dedicated to serving each family with compassion and professionalism.

Justin enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family.

Terry Marshall, Part Time Funeral Assistant


Terry Marshall is married to Sylvia C. Marshall. They have two daughters, Staci and Bridget, and three grandchildren. Terry and Sylvia are members of Second Baptist Church. He is co-owner of Total Control Power Club in Elgin. Terry also served in the United States Army and retired after 34 years of service.

Tim Howard, Part Time Funeral Assistant


Tim is a North Carolina native. He and his wife Diane have two children. Tim served in full time ministry for 25 years and is currently training to be a life and leadership coach.

Nancy Blackmon, Part Time Funeral Assistant