Our Staff


Staff members of Fitchett Funeral Home, Inc are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff. We continue to serve the community with dignity and pride, as this is the Fitchett Family tradition.

Patricia Fitchett Baker

Patricia Fitchett Baker

President

Patricia Fitchett Baker is the President of The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services and is the youngest daughter of the late Floyd E. Fitchett Sr.


She was born and raised in the Crestwood section of Chesapeake, Virginia and is a 1971 graduate of Crestwood High School.


Patricia has enjoyed a career in sales and retail for many years. Working with people from all walks of life has always been something that gives her great joy.


She is committed to continuing the legacy and upholding the standard of integrity and excellence established by her father, uncle, and grandfather.

 

Patricia is married to Larry Baker and they are the proud parents of four children.

Telephone: 1-757-545-1112


Brenda Fitchett Anthony

Brenda Fitchett Anthony

Vice President

Brenda Fitchett Anthony is the Vice President of The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services and is the eldest daughter of the late Floyd E. Fitchett Sr.


Before becoming an officer in the business, she was a Manager with Bank of America for many years where she established many invaluable relationships with her peers.


Her experience as a bank manager has given her an invaluable knowledge that helps in her role as a senior executive with the company. Her input as it relates to day to day operations is key to the success of our business.


Brenda is a proud member of The Order of The Eastern Star and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is married to Malcolm Anthony and they are the proud parents of 7 children.


Michael Baker Sr.

Michael Baker Sr.

Co-Owner/Board Member

Michael A. Baker Sr. is a Board Member and Co-Owner of The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services and is the son of the late Floyd E. Fitchett Sr.


He grew up in the Berkley section of Norfolk, Virginia and graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1979. He furthered his education by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Christian International University.


Similar to his father, Michael has an unwavering passion for the funeral industry and for serving all of our families with the spirit of excellence. His commitment and integrity is second to none and he works diligently alongside his sisters to preserve the legacy of his family.


Michael has also been an employee of the Newport News Shipyard for many years and has enjoyed a prosperous career as a Senior Electrical Designer. 


He is married to his high school sweetheart, Valerie Baker, and they are the proud parents of three children.

Telephone: 1-757-545-1112


Chauncey Foreman

Chauncey Foreman

Office Manager

Chauncey Foreman serves as the Office Manager of The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services, handling all of our clients in a most caring and professional way. He also oversees our graphic department where all forms of advertisement are created.


He grew up in the Camelot section of Chesapeake and is 2012 graduate of Deep Creek High School. Chauncey has always maintained an interest in the funeral industry and began working at The Original Fitchett shortly upon graduation.


Chauncey’s attention to detail ensures that our families receive the utmost in quality service. He understands the specific needs of each family and handles them with the spirit of excellence.

Telephone: 1-757-545-1112


John Robinson

John Robinson

Funeral Attendant

John Robinson is a funeral attendant at The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services.


His reverance for those who have transitioned on, his commitment to providing excellent service to our families and his loyalty to The Original Fitchett legacy has proven to be invaluable in contributing excellence to the experience of every family that we serve. 


John teaches African drumming and also repairs authentic African drums. He is also well-known throughout the Berkley community and beyond for his vast community involvement.

He is the proud father of three children.


Tallulah Dawson

Tallulah Dawson

Administrative Assistant

Tallulah Dawson is a greeter and receptionist at The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services.


She is a native of Norfolk, Virginia where she was born the third of eleven children. She has been a nurses assistant helping those who could not help themselves and has worked as a teachers assistant in the Norfolk Public School System for 10 years, helping children who were mentally and physically challenged. It takes a special person to do that. She is special.


Because of her upbringing and career experience, Tallulah is well-equipped to comfort those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Her tranquil and gentle spirit has become a great aid in serving families at Fitchett.


Tallulah is currently employed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and is the proud mother of one son. 


Shante Fitchett

Shante Fitchett

Funeral Attendant

Shante Fitchett is a greeter and funeral attendant at The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services. She is the granddaughter of the late Floyd E. Fitchett Sr. and the daughter of Patricia Fitchett Baker.

She is pursuing her studies to become a funeral director.

Although she has enjoyed a career in sales and customer service over the years, hospitality has become her niche. She loves serving people above all, which tremendously aids families in the healing process.


She has a unique sense to discern the needs of grieving families and to create a warm, comforting atmosphere conducive to healing.

 

She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters.


Keith Jones

Keith Jones

Senior Funeral Attendant

Everyone has a calling in life and the funeral business is Mr. Jones' calling. With over 20 years experience, he has an unwavering love for the business of funeral service.

Starting at only 16 years old he volunteered and was later employed and studied under Frederick Carter, owner of Carter Funeral Home in Newport News Va. He later took what he had  learned and moved to RC Perkins Funeral Home in Hampton Va. , taking much direction and many valuable lessons from the late Ronald C Perkins Sr.

With encouragement from Mr. Perkins , Mr. Jones enrolled in the #1 mortuary school in the nation; the prestigious Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia, earning his AAS in Funeral Service.

While enrolled in school Mr. Jones stayed and worked as an resident trainee with Murray Bros. Funeral Chapels, (Cascade Chapel). Upon returning to the peninsula, Mr Jones started an apprenticeship under Mr. William T. Stone, owner of Whitings Funeral Home in Williamsburg  Virginia. Later Mr. Jones was approached by his mentor Mr. Lewis I. Nicholson Jr., who was in the process of opening Nicholson-Cummings Funeral Home . Mr. Jones jumped at the opportunity to join/invest in the start- up business which later became the number one funeral home on the peninsula.


Mr. Jones is delighted to say that all of his travels has lead him to the Southside, to The Original Fitchett Funeral Home / Liberty St., where his genuine love for the business of taking care of your loved ones can grow and continue in the spirit of excellence and with the professionalism to which he has become accustomed.

Telephone: 1-757-545-1112


Natarsha Merritt

Licensed Funeral Director

Natarsha Merritt is a Licensed Funeral Director at The Original Fitchett Funeral & Cremation Services.

Her knowledge of the funeral industry, along with her sweet and compassionate spirit adds excellence and comfort to every family served.

Her love for people and her love for what she does enhances the vision of The Original Fitchett Funeral Home family.

She loves her family and is the proud parent of one son.


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