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Carl M. Williams, CFSP, CPC

Carl M. Williams, CFSP, CPC

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Notary Public

Carl M. Williams is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and his wife Carol is a native of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. Carl is a graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science. Carl served as 5th District Governor for the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc.   

For over thirty-eight years, Carl M. Williams has served families throughout metropolitan Atlanta, as a funeral director and embalmer at Ivey Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. In 1992, Carl served as President of Ivey Brothers until he purchased the business in August of 1994. The funeral home’s new name became Ivey-Williams Funeral Home for one year. In 1995 the business was renamed Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors, Inc. 

Carl is a licensed funeral director in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. He spends majority of his time serving the communities in which he works and live. Carl and his wife, Carol, are members of several professional organizations: the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Ninth District of the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity, National Board of Funeral Service Certification Association and Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (CFSP) (CPC). 

Carl and Carol are religiously affiliated with Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia where they serve as members of the Trustee Board, Deaconess Board, Sunday school and Senior Usher Board. They have three children, Carlos, Chantė (Ferrisho), and Aaron; four granddaughters, Julia Carol, Emily Jannette, Janine Renee, and Arianna Michelle; and two grandsons, Carlos, Jr. and Ferrisho, Jr.


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmichael6850@gmail.com


Carol T. Williams, Ed.D, CFSP, CPC, COCP

Carol T. Williams, Ed.D, CFSP, CPC, COCP

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Notary Public

Born in South Carolina, Carol Thomas Williams is married to Carl M. Williams and resides in East Point, Georgia. She is the Executive Director for the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc. Carol was an instructor at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and she supports her husband Carl M. Williams in their family owned and operated business, Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors, Inc. in addition to Annae Enterprises, LLC., a firm which ensures continuing education for funeral directors. Prior to working alongside her husband in the business, Carol was a teacher with the Atlanta Public Schools for twenty years where she received numerous accolades for outstanding commitment to education. Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of all children, Carol also served for ten years as the Director of Education for Day Cares within the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. 

After completing three years of undergraduate studies at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Carol completed her studies and earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. Subsequently, she received an Associate degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia, a Master of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and a Doctoral degree in Education with a specialization in Curriculum Studies Multi Culturism from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Carol has a certificate in Event and Meeting Planning from Clayton State University in Jonesboro, Georgia. She is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the states of Georgia and South Carolina and has a T-7 teaching certificate in the state of Georgia. 

A member of several professional organizations, Carol renders service and expertise to the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association where she served as the Education and Research Director, Ninth District of the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioner Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity, National Board of Funeral Service Certification Association, Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (CFSP), American Board of Funeral Service (board member), Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 100 Black Women in Funeral Service, 100 Black Women USA, Mecca Chapter, and Women For Morris Brown College. 

While her awards are too numerous to mention, four of her most recent citations include recipient of the 2002 Delta Sigma Theta Pinnacle Award, the 2004 Woman of the Year awarded by the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, the 2004 Mortician of the Year awarded by the Ninth District of Georgia Funeral Service Practitioner Association and the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service 2008 Women of Distinction Trailblazer Award . Carol has also been featured in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the Atlanta Daily World Newspaper and Goodlife Magazine for her outstanding contributions to the funeral service profession. She wrote several articles that were featured in the Atlanta Daily World Newspaper and the Scope Magazine. 

Carol is religiously affiliated with Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia where she has served as a member and chairperson of the Deaconess Board, Sunday School Teacher, director of Vacation Bible School, president of the Senior Usher Board, a member of the Uplifter’s Club, and chairperson of Women’s Day. 

A family woman, Carol has three children, Carlos, Chantė (Ferrisho), and Aaron; four granddaughters, Julia Carol, Emily Jannette, Janine Renee, and Arianna Michelle; and two grandsons, Carlos, Jr. and Ferrisho, Jr.

Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: carolejtw@bellsouth.net


Carlos T. Williams, Sr.

Carlos T. Williams, Sr.

Associate Funeral Director & Embalmer


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


Chante' W. Blackwell

Chante' W. Blackwell

Associate Funeral Director & Embalmer


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


Terence D. Oats

Terence D. Oats

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: terenceoats@gmail.com


Vera Martin Bowser, CFSP, CCA, CCO

Vera Martin Bowser, CFSP, CCA, CCO

Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer & Insurance Agent, Notary Public

A native of Logan, West Virginia, Vera Martin Bowser was reared in Columbus, Ohio. In later years she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and is retired from the City of Atlanta. She has a B.S. and M.P.A. from Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia; a A.S. from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, Georgia. Vera is a Georgia and Ohio Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent. She is a member of Pi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc., National Funeral Directors Association, Inc. and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc.


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


Cornell Wyatt Robinson, II, CFSP, COCP

Cornell Wyatt Robinson, II, CFSP, COCP

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Cornell Wyatt Robinson, II was born to college students, Cornell Wyatt Robinson and Amy Yvette Neal in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Education has always been a major part of his life. He attended St. Pius V Catholic School, Carter G. Woodson Elementary School and Darnell-Cookman Middle School (now high school) and graduated from Stanton College Preparatory School with honors in 2001. He attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2011, he graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He participated in the Boy Scouts of America and was a member and 1st Tenor Section Leader of the renowned 100 Black Men of Jacksonville-Male Youth Choir. 

He is a member of the National Funeral Directors & Mortician Association, Inc. (NFDMA), National Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NFDA), NFDMA, Inc. 40 and Under Funeral Directors, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc.(GFSPA), Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity, Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), American Red Cross, National Urban League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and MEGA Family Project. He has served on the Stanton Heritage Foundation and Otis F. Smith Foundation Youth Board of Directors. Cornell is a life-long member of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church-Jacksonville, Florida and a member of Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta. 

Cornell Wyatt Robinson, II is a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer at Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors, Inc. He also serves as the Membership & Education Coordinator for the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc.; Chairman of the NFDMA, Inc. 40 and Under Funeral Directors; Administrative Assistant for the 100 Black Men of Funeral Service, LLC and has his CFSP and COCP designation.


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


Kathy R. Shepard-Lee

Kathy R. Shepard-Lee

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Notary Public


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


B. Wayne McMillian

B. Wayne McMillian

Associate Funeral Director & Embalmer


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


Charles Allen

Charles Allen

Public Relations Consultant


Telephone: 1-404-522-8454

Email: cmwfuneraldirectors@gmail.com


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