Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Newsom Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Brent Taylor has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 20 years. He grew up in Batesville, Mississippi, where he first gained experience in the business while working for Wells Funeral Home, then in Memphis at Memphis Funeral Home. He earned his degree in Mortuary Science from Northwest Mississippi Community College in 1988.
His service to the community has always extended beyond the family business, and in 1995, Taylor was elected to the Memphis City Council, where he was chosen to serve as Council Chairman in 2003. In 2011, he was elected to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
Former Owner - Manager/Funeral Director
Director of Community Relations