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Staff members of Edwards Funeral Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique in their personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of the utmost importance to our staff of Licensed Funeral Directors, as well as, our entire support team. Mr. Edwards believes that continued education is key to providing exceptional service to our families and the funeral home makes industry continuing education and certification programs available to all staff members at no cost.

Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jeff is a 2002 Graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduation, he began his journey into his second career and first love which is funeral service and helping people.  Prior to beginning his career in funeral service, Jeff was an I.S. Operations Manager and presently is still a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

He is a pioneer in the funeral industry being the first Funeral Director in the United States to perform the disposition method of Alkaline Hydrolysis on a human being. Jeff is passionate about the Alkaline Hydrolysis disposition method and enjoys traveling and speaking nationwide to Funeral Directors on a professional level. He has also worked closely with numerous Funeral Directors throughout the United States in the installation and implementation of the alkaline hydrolysis technology. This method of disposition is also referred to as Aquamation.

Jeff was also the managing funeral director at the late Crosby Funeral Home from 2004-2006. He is a former Worthy Vice-President of the Southside Eagles Lodge #2244. Jeff spends much of his time educating families about Burial, Cremation and Alkaline Hydrolysis service choices, as well as, dedicating himself to providing extraordinary service at the most affordable prices in the State of Ohio. It is his passion to bring affordable funeral service options to all of central Ohio. He believes that at a funeral, you should pay your respects and not your life savings. Jeff is a Notary Public in the State of Ohio. Jeff is Certified by C.A.N.A. (Cremation Association of North America) as a Crematory Owner/Operator.

Telephone: 1-614-444-3200


Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson

Managing Funeral Director - Columbus

Chris is the Managing Funeral Director of the Parsons Ave German Village Chapel.  Chris is a 2005 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he serves as an adjunct embalming instructor. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Southern New Hampshire University.   

Chris is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky.  He is also a certified crematory operator through Matthews International as well as a certified medico-legal death investigator.   

Chris proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Chris is an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and Master Mason.  He has been married to his wife, Traci for almost 15 years.  Chris and Traci have three children, Tyler, age 13, Kylee, age 10, and Mylah, age 15 months.

Chris enjoys serving families and takes great pride in making a difficult time a little bit easier.  


Telephone: 1-614-444-3200


Kelly Cunningham

Kelly Cunningham

Managing Funeral Director - Marion

Kelly is the Managing Funeral Director of the Marion Chapel. She graduated Cum Laude in 2016 with a bachelors degree at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduation, she started serving her apprenticeship at Edwards Funeral Service under Mr. Edwards. Kelly has her Certified Crematory Operator Certificate from the National Funeral Directors Association and is a Certified Funeral Celebrant by the In-Sight Institute. She completed her apprenticeship and passed her exams on the first try in 2017 and is excited to continue her career as the funeral director/embalmer at our Marion Ohio location.

Telephone: 1-740-387-1188


Lisa Coss

Lisa Coss

Office Manager

Lisa Coss (Edwards) is a devoted family member to her family business, where she has been serving as a Concierge. She is the "Behind-the-scenes" expert on what paperwork I's must be dotted and when the T's should be crossed.  Lisa is a Licensed Notary Public in the State of Ohio. 

Lisa was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Jeffery and Treasa Edwards. She is enjoying her life as a loving and caring wife to her husband Kasy and a mother to their little boys Wayne and Xander.  She is a 2010 Alumnus of Hamilton Township High School and Eastland Career Center where she studied Legal/Medical Office Administration. 

Telephone: 1-614-444-3200


Louis Giamarco

Louis Giamarco

Crematory Manager

Louis Joined Edwards Funeral Service in Early 2007 and has served in numerous roles. Louis is a native of the South Side of Columbus having attended South High School. Louis is Certified by C.A.N.A. (Cremation Association of North America) as a Crematory Operator and licensed by the State of Ohio as a Crematory Operator.

Telephone: 1-614-444-3200


Sujoy Ghosh

Sujoy Ghosh

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Sujoy graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an Associates in Mortuary Science in 2018. He passed the Natonal Boards on the first try, and has recently passed his Ohio Board. He received his Bachelors from The Ohio State University in 1979 in Zoology. Prior to changing careers, Sujoy spent 30 plus years in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales rep, a sales manager, and a sales trainer. During his tenure in the pharma industry, he won many awards as top salesperson, as well as creating new training programs for various companies.

He has two daughters, two son-in-laws, and five grandchildren. At home he shares his space with two dogs - both mutts. You will see him daily walking his dogs in the village of his residence. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle, when time and weather cooperate.

Serving others in their time of need is of greatest importance to him.


Cassidy Holland

Cassidy Holland

Funeral Director Apprentice

Cassidy is currently a Funeral Director Apprentice at Edwards Funeral Service. After working in home health care during her undergraduate studies, she found that her true calling was serving bereaved families. Therefore, after earning her Bachelor's Degree of Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University, she attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. In addition to an Associate's Degree of Mortuary Science, Cassidy has her Certified Crematory Operator Certificate from the National Funeral Directors Association. She plans on gaining further certifications and aspires to be an exceptional and knowledgeable Funeral Director.


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