Everly Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, VA

Meet Our Staff - Alexandria, VA

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 703-998-9200 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

D. Scott Sanderford, MBIE

D. Scott Sanderford, MBIE

Managing Partner & Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Scott became the Managing Partner of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in 2014. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Scott brings over 38 years of experience in the death care profession. He holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina, is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and the Cremation Association of North America. He attended North Carolina State University and Campbell University prior to receiving his degree in Mortuary Science. Scott is an active supporter of the Alexandria Police Foundation, Senior Services of Alexandria, Human Rights Campaign, and several animal rescue organizations. 

Email: scott.sanderford@carriageservices.com


Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer Certified Crematory Operator & Certified Life Celebrant

Anthony, a second-generation Funeral Director after his father, has worked in the death care profession for over 8 years. He holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Anthony is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  He is guided by the belief that families in our care should be served whole-heartedly and with compassion. Anthony is a Certified Life Celebrant and a 2019  "40 under 40" honoree presented by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his commitment and service to the families of Alexandria. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family,  church, and watching sports.      

Email: anthony.wilson@carriageservices.com


Karyn Lord

Karyn Lord

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Karyn has over 20 years of experience in the funeral industry. She began her career in Arlington, Virginia and then moved to Texas to attend mortuary college at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science as well as Mortuary Science. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Alexandria, Va., studying astronomy, reading, camping, kayaking and hiking with her fiance and dog Dublin. 

Email: karyn.lord@carriageservices.com


Ralph C. Moore, Jr.

Ralph C. Moore, Jr.

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Ralph joined the staff in April 2019 as a Licensed Funeral Director and embalmer. He holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Ralph graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he earned an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Funeral Service. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator.  A native of Miami, Florida, Ralph currently resides in Springfield, Virginia with his husband Shawn and their two dogs, Ariel and Sebastian.

Email: ralph.moore@carriageservices.com


Amber Rich

Amber Rich

Licensed Embalmer

Amber joined the staff in March of 2017 as a licensed embalmer. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to the area with her husband in 2013 to pursue their careers. She graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2011 with an Associates of Applied Science, as well as a Mortuary Science degree. She is a member of the Pi Sigma Eta, National Mortuary Science Honors Fraternity and was also awarded the Richard G.Reichle Sr. Restorative Art Award. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, music, and art.

Email: amber.rich@carriageservices.com


Justin Walt

Justin Walt

Certified Crematory Operator

Justin joined the staff of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in 2013 and serves as the manager of the Everly-Wheatley Cremation Center and is the OSHA / FTC Compliance Officer. He is a Certified Crematory Operator. A native of Prince George's County, Maryland, Justin graduated from University of Maryland University College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He enjoys camping and traveling.

Email: justin.walt@carriageservices.com


Linda Everly Smith

Linda Everly Smith

Office Manager

Linda is a third generation Everly and has been serving the needs of our families in the Northern Virginia community since 1981. A native of Alexandria, Linda graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School and is a longtime resident of Springfield, Virginia. She has a background in Banking and currently holds a Cosmetology License.

Email: linda.smith@carriageservices.com


Brian Boisse

Brian Boisse

Funeral Service Intern

Brian joined Everly-Wheatley in 2018 as a Funeral Service Intern, working to become a second generation funeral director after his father. Originally from Cape Cod, MA, he relocated to the area with his family in 2016. He is a CANA Certified Crematory Operator. Brian is a 2008 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and in his spare time enjoys movies, video games and singing an occasional showtune. 

Email: brian.boisse@carriageservices.com


Kristen Ward

Kristen Ward

Funeral Service Intern

Kristen joined Everly-Wheatley in August 2019 as a Funeral Service Intern. She is currently enrolled at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service pursuing an Associate of Applied Science. Kristen also has a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from George Mason University. Prior to joining our staff, she was a removal technician for 2 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and video games.

 

Email: kristen.ward@carriageservices.com


Zelma Vargas

Zelma Vargas

Funeral & Administrative Assistant

Zelma Vargas joined our team in 2017. She is bilingual and assists as a liason  between our directors and spanish speaking families. Originally from Argentina, she moved to the Northern Virginia area along with her husband and children. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer.

Email: zelma.vargas@carriageservices.com


Judy Brinegar

Judy Brinegar

Funeral Assistant - Front Desk

Judy began at Everly-Wheatley as a part-time Funeral Assistant in 2014 and eventually took on a full-time position with responsibilities including management of the front desk and all its associated tasks. Originally from Illinois, Judy moved to Virginia in the early 80's and raised her family here. She has two children and two grand-dogs that she loves spending time with. She is always willing to assist where needed, learning all aspects of the funeral industry and support the staff as a whole to ensure streamlined operations so that our families are served to the best of our abilities. 

Email: judy.brinegar@carriageservices.com


Linda Ellmore

Linda Ellmore

Funeral Assistant - Death Certificates

Linda, a native to Alexandria, graduated from Groveton High School. She has been married for almost 50 years and enjoys actively participating in the lives of her two children and four grandchildren. They are avid sports fans, attending both local high school and professional baseball games. Linda joined the staff of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in 2003 and is mostly responsible for coordinating and completing Death Certificates, maintaining important in-house documents, embellishing facility rooms with memorial flower arrangements, memorabilia and refreshments for Visitations, and assisting on Funeral Services. She is a vital part of our operation, and we are so grateful to have her.

Email: linda.ellmore@carriageservices.com


Janet Barnett

Janet Barnett

Funeral Assistant

Raised in Alexandria, Janet retired from the City's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities as the Deputy Director in 2007 and served as the Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria from 2007 to 2013. She joined the staff of Everly-Wheatley as a part-time Funeral Assistant in 2014. Janet volunteers in a number of local organizations and is most proud of her daughter Susan, a teacher, and son Louis, a lawyer. Her eclectic style, professionalism and expansive social network greatly lend themselves to keeping us connected with the community in which we serve.

Email: janet.barnett@carriageservices.com


Deacon Stephen

Deacon Stephen

Dixon Funeral Assistant



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Everly-Wheatley Funerals and Cremation
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1500 W Braddock Rd
| Alexandria, VA 22302
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Tel: 703-998-9200
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