A Woman’s Journey of Resilience and Innovation in Funeral Service with Ellen Wynn McBrayer

Join us on this episode of the Your Funeral Coach Talks podcast, as host Lisa Baue engages in a riveting discussion with 3rd generation Funeral Director, Ellen Wynn McBrayer of Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes & Crematory. Ellen not only broke boundaries as the first woman in her family to become a Licensed Embalmer, but she has also contributed immensely to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) since 2007.

Honored as one of Georgia’s top “40 under 40” by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2009, Ellen was subsequently recognized among the top 5 funeral directors nationwide by American Funeral Director magazine in 2021. Most recently, she received the inaugural NFDA Inspiration Award in 2023 and is a candidate for the 2023 NFDA Board of Directors!

In this heartening conversation, Ellen imparts wisdom from her mentors and parents, discusses the future of funeral service, and hints at the possible shifts in the profession.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for a visual accompaniment to this enlightening chat!

Ellen Wynn McBrayer


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