For more than 100 years Burkhead-Green Funeral Home has served the greater Charlotte area. Charles and LeAnn Green have owned and operated the business since 1980, and in June of 2017 Scott and Charla Kilgo purchased the funeral home from the Greens. Charles, who had worked with Scott in the past, felt the Kilgos would be a good fit for the business and the Charlotte community.
Scott has worked in the funeral planning business since he was 16 years old. Most recently he worked with Lux Funeral Homes, based out of Alma, Mich. Based on his previous experiences with Charles and the Eaton County area, Scott was pleased to have the opportunity to return to the rural communities he and his family are most familiar with.
The Kilgos also raise Belgian horses and cattle. The farming culture of Eaton County has helped to place the Kilgos at ease. The community response has also put the Kilgos at ease, according to Scott.
“It’s a very welcoming and supportive community. I’m looking forward to building on old relationships,” said Scott.
Like every good funeral home owner and director, Scott knows that the business is all about the relationships. There’s a deep, unique touch to relationships in smaller towns and rural communities. Scott is committed to keeping the same quality relationships alive as Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home moves on from the dedicated years of service of the Greens.
Scott has begun the work of updating a few services of Burkehead-Green-Kilgo, as well as making upgrades to the funeral home itself. He appreciates the historical building and hopes to maintain its integrity, while still having new furniture and paint jobs to certain rooms.
“We’re all here to serve families. We count it a privilege to serve families in their time of need, and do everything in our capabilities to make them as satisfied as possible,” said Scott.
While he doesn’t see great differences in services between Burkhead-Green-Kilgo and other funeral homes, Scott believes he and Charla differentiate the business in other ways.
“Our faith has shaped what we do, and how we approach death and dying,” said Scott.
It’s their faith, willingness to accommodate the needs of all families, and ability to assimilate into longstanding relationships that has made the Kilgos sought after funeral service providers.
“We’re going to build on the relationships that previous owners have set forth,” said Scott.
To learn more about Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home, the services offered, and Scott and Charla Kilgo readers can visit burkhead-greenfuneralhome.com, or call (517) 543-3160.