Our Experienced Staff

Each of the staff members at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care.  We are proud of the fact that we aren’t stuffy – we’re just regular people, who want to serve your family.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.

Michael S. Strickland, Lead Director
Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Mobile Phone: 757-353-0520

Michael grew up in the Pembroke section of Virginia Beach and graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1998.  He received his Degree from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA in 2002 and has worked in funeral service in the Hampton Roads area his entire career.

Since Mike has assumed leadership, we have grown to serve more families than any other single location in Southside Hampton Roads.  

Mike loves Family Choice’s relaxed, friendly approach.  He appreciates that Family Choice serves families with a wide range of backgrounds, and that our prices are affordable for all.  He also likes that we offer financing options to families, giving them more flexibility.

He and his wife, Meredith (a nurse at CHKD), have a son, Dexter, and live in Virginia Beach.


Amanda Long, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262