During the past forty years, Gregory B Levett has served the Metro Atlanta community as a Funeral Director and Crematory Owner. He was named the Funeral Director of the Year by American Funeral Director magazine in 2015. Throughout his career, he has taken many philanthropic initiatives, including his work with the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. He also sits on the board of directors of Emory Hospital. His legacy, however, is measured by how his actions have impacted the lives of his employees and families.
He is a member of the 100 Black Men of DeKalb County. He was nominated for an honorary doctorate from Allen University in Columbia, SC. He was also awarded an honorary degree by the City of Atlanta. During the 10th Annual Funeral Services Business Plan Conference, he received an award for his achievements and efforts in the funeral industry.
Gregory Levett was raised in Rockdale County. He left school at the age of ten and started his life working to help his parents. He first ran for the school board in 1976, losing by 76 votes. He later opened a Radio Shack in Conyers. In 1980, he established the Levett Bail Bond Company. He and his wife, Betty, are still serving families in the Atlanta area. They have served celebrities and dignitites alike.
He has seven children, six of which survive him. His son, Jerome, was his eldest. His daughter, Sonya, is a survivor as well. In addition to being a businessman, he is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Conyers and Emory Hospital’s board of directors. He is also the founder and president of the Georgia Funeral Service Association. He has also been appointed to the board of directors of the National Funeral Directors Association. He and his family are very active in the community and donate to various charitable organizations.
The funeral home and the full service crematory that he operates are considered to be some of the most reputable in the Atlanta area. The facility is a 12,000 square foot building that has six private and large viewing rooms, a large conference room, and a state-of-the-art showroom. It also has an onsite crematory and ample parking. The facility is open to the public and features a live band, a grand door prize raffle, and a special viewing for the Veterans Memorial Garden.
The veterans memorial garden has become a haven for local families. It honors all branches of the armed forces and provides a place where friends can gather to remember those who have given their lives for our nation. It was unveiled on Memorial Day weekend, and is a tribute to our soldiers. Upon its opening, the garden was the only one of its kind in the South Gwinnett area.
Lanier Levett is the fourth generation of Levetts to own and operate a Funeral Home. He is the Chief Operations Officer of the company and shares the business with his siblings. He has also been successful in launching several other businesses, such as the Hair Salon and Used Car Dealership. He understands the value of people in the community and has used his leadership roles to build strong partnerships.