Angela Byrum is our General Manager and a native of Richmond, Virginia. She studied political science and marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University and began her career with us in 2005 as a Family Service Counselor. Within a few short years, she quickly rose to the rank of General Manager.
Since then, and in addition to her normal responsibilities, Angela has served as President of the Virginia Cemetery Association (2014-2016), became a Certified Celebrant (2017), graduated from the ICCFA University Graduate Program (2018), and was recently awarded the title of Certified Cemetery Executive (2019)—an entitlement that is only presented to individuals who have attained the highest level of cemetery management. As of today, only 6 people have earned the CCE title in Virginia.
Working at Williamsburg Memorial Park is a tremendous privilege. I am so honored to have worked with hundreds of wonderful families over the past 15 years.
Angela has overseen some of our most important projects, including a million-dollar private estate, a 3,600 square-foot customer care center, and our largest cemetery expansion to date, formally known as Cambridge Gardens.
Angela is passionate about educating the Williamsburg community on the value of pre-planning through informative discussions, community outreach programs, and even a new series of interactive workshops called Lunch-N-Learn. She is also deeply committed to honoring our dearly departed and helping those in need through a variety of annual community events, such as our popular Memorial Day Celebration, Holiday Luminary, and 1K Run.
When not working, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel. Her hobbies include horseback riding, motorcycling, and physical fitness. She is an avid supporter of our National Parks and an advocate for animals. Two of her favorite charities are the Retired Racehorse Project and the National Mill Dog Rescue. Angela resides in Williamsburg with her husband, daughter, two dogs, a cat, and a horse.
Angela’s commitment to Williamsburg Memorial Park, her staff, and her clients is second to none. We are extremely fortunate to have her leading our team. —WMP