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804 North Bickett Blvd
Louisburg , NC
Phone: (919) 496-3161

Our Experienced Staff

Each of the staff members at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
 


Ryan Brown, General Manager
Office Phone: (919)496-3161

Ryan is the co-owner and general manager, he oversees the daily operations at Lancaster and is your primary funeral director. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Tyler College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2009, and holds funeral service licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina. He is married to the former Heather Bryant of Henderson, NC. Ryan Brown's family consists of his wife Heather, their son, Eli, twin daughters, Reagan and Brooklyn, a dog, and a cat.  Mr. Brown is a member of Louisburg United Methodist Church.  Ryan also serves the community with involvements with the Louisburg Lions Club and as a board member of the Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine.  Ryan is available anytime to assist with pre-arrangements and funeral planning.

Amy Leonard, Office Manager
Office Phone: (919)496-3161

Amy serves the community as our office manager.  She is a native of Louisburg, and has served Lancaster since 1995. She and her husband, Jr. live in the Centerville community and have a daughter, Taylor and son, Mason and are members of Centerville Baptist Church.

Michael Lyon, President

Michael serves as president of the combined funeral homes of Lancaster and Watkins Cooper Lyon located in Clarksville, Virginia.  Mr. Lyon will supplement and give additional strength and depth to the Lancaster staff. Michael is a graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science and has worked for funeral homes in Elkin, High Point and Durham, North Carolina. Since 1986 he has been President and manager of Watkins-Cooper-Lyon Funeral Home.

Involvements present and past include Halifax Regional Health System, Board of Directors, and Dominion Health, Board of Directors, a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a former member of Clarksville Baptist Church, where he served as Director of Sunday School, Church Deacon and Trustee. Other memberships include Lion's Club and Ruritan Club. He had also participated on the Mecklenburg Commission for Mecklenburg County, Church Treasurer, Durham Kiwanis Club (Distinguished Service award Recipient), and YMCA Director. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. He had served as District Chairman for the Meherrin District of the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Jane Lyon

Jane has a Master of Divinity from Duke University and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves as Vice President and on the Board of Directors for Watkins Cooper Lyon Inc.. She formerly worked for Burlington Industries in Human Resources and Customer Advocacy and then with Halifax Regional Health System as a community representative. As an ordained clergy, she has worked in parish ministries and Hospice aftercare. She currently pastors Antioch Baptist Church in Red Oak, Virginia. Jane heads the non profit group Whole Women and leads retreats for women nationwide.

When asked why someone should trust our firm "A funeral/ memorial service is an expression of love that requires hard work and experience, we have both to offer." Our firm isn't just family owned; it's also personal care and concern centered. Our focus is caring for each person within their values of spiritual and practical needs. Regardless of type of service need, resources or values brought from life to death, we are determined to provide thoughtful ceremony options.

Mr. Bill Lancaster, Former Owner

Mr. Bill as he is affectionately known around the funeral home has been instrumental in bringing the team together that will provide the quality compassionate care just as his family did with a focus on christian family values.  Mr. Lancaster provides insight and guidance to our team almost daily now.  Bill grew up in the funeral business that his parents started in 1935. He retired in 1996. He is a member of Louisburg Baptist Church.

Perry Faulkner, Funeral Assistant

Perry has served Lancaster since 2007,  prior to joining our staff Perry retired from a career with the telephone company under. He and his wife, Barbara live in Louisburg and have two sons, Perry and Jerry. He is a member and very active at Louisburg Baptist Church.

Randy Young, Funeral Assistant

Randy serves the community as a full-time Fireman for Louisburg and when he is on his personal time he chooses to assist in caring for families here at Lancaster

Marlene Griffin

Marlene has served Lancaster since 2006. She has lived in White Level community for 36 years. She and her late husband Harold have three children, Chuck, Dale and Karen. She is a member of Louisburg Baptist Church.

Connie Smith

Connie has served Lancaster since 2005. She and her husband, Mike live in Louisburg and they have three sons, Dale, Michael and Chris. She is a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

Michael Smith

Mike enjoys serving the community through Lancaster.  He and his wife, Connie live in Louisburg and they have three sons, Dale, Michael and Chris. Mike is retired from the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, however sometimes still fills in there when not working with the funeral home, he is also a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

Joan Leonard

Joan has worked with Lancaster since 2004. She is retired from the Franklin County Clerk of Court's office.  Joan and her husband Dan Live in Louisburg and have a son Jay and a daughter in law, Kari.

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Proudly Serving the Communities of Louisburg , Franklinton, Epsom, Kittrell, Rolesville, Bunn, Lake Royale, and Youngsville and Wake Forest
(919) 496-3161 Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services
804 North Bickett Blvd
Louisburg , NC 27549
Email: ryan@lancasterfcs.com
(919) 496-3161 Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services
804 North Bickett Blvd
Louisburg , NC 27549
Email: ryan@lancasterfcs.com
(919) 496-3161 Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services
804 North Bickett Blvd
Louisburg , NC 27549
Email: ryan@lancasterfcs.com
(919) 496-3161 Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services
804 North Bickett Blvd
Louisburg , NC 27549
Email: ryan@lancasterfcs.com
(919) 496-3161 Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services
804 North Bickett Blvd
Louisburg , NC 27549
Email: ryan@lancasterfcs.com