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The landmark of Quality

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Since 1993, Eric Vaughn Wray has been dedicated to serving the Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas. Since that time, Eric has been dedicated to providing the most meaningful services of Celebration and Remembrance.

When a person such as Eric Vaughn Wray has been around for so many years and begins his own company, that company immediately becomes an institution. We would like to think that the families Eric has served down through the years would always consider the E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment as their very own; and we in turn, will continue to provide the service which has been his hallmark.

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This site has been designed to be one of the most comprehensive Funeral Service Resources in the area. We believe that a well-informed family not only makes more sensible choices, but also experience less regrets. Each section contains consumer friendly information and is presented in an easy to understand format.

The “Only at E. Vaughn Wray” Experience

When choosing E. Vaughn Wray, you can be assured that we recognize each life has left an indelible mark on many people, and each life should be celebrated and memorialized in the most fitting manner. It is our highest priority – indeed our mission to provide the most caring service with complete respect and reverence to all of our families.

Our embalming skills are unequaled & unmatched. We do not farm your loved one out to a trade embalmer.

Unlike most funeral homes we are not afraid to list prices and will give full explanations to any questions asked. Open Price Disclosure in which you will not find other firms prices on their website or in their advertising.

NO CASKET MARK UP!!!

We sell our caskets at wholesale to our families. You pay what we pay. We offer Batesville Caskets to our families which, is the finest casket manufacturer in the world. By giving your family low wholesale prices, it affords your family the same quality as you would receive marked up from our competitors. Your family purchases what you truly desire, instead of selecting merchandise you only select due to circumstance.

What is the Landmark of Quality?

A Funeral Service, of the most exquisite quality is unlike any other event. It is a personal retrospective distilled into a singular tribute, a crescendo capturing the passions and triumphs of a unique individual. Our exquisite combination of luxury and confidentiality are legendary.

It’s how remarkable people prefer to be remembered.........................

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families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.



If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond insupporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, click the tab below to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

 


 


Eric Thank you 🙏🏾 for being There for us During this incredibly difficult time. I don’t know what we would’ve done without your help,Comfort and Calmness with all that needed to be done. Eric you’re truly a blessing. The service was (marvelous) and very special.

Tony L Sanderson
July 14, 2018

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment went above and beyond to accommodate my family and I wishes for our mother. The staff was warm and friendly as well as efficient which was needed during such a time as this. I felt confident in the service the establishment provided which gave me a peace of mind. It's clear to see the impact that E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment has made on several families in the community in order to receive such an award as the Best of Norfolk 2018 which speak volumes about the business. Thank you from the deepest part of my heart. What a job well done!

LaSheena McBride
July 7, 2018

E Vaughn Wray Funeral Services are the Best! I would recommend their services to anyone. Professional, Caring, Understanding with a touch of Class! Congratulations Eric V. Wray II for providing Exceptional Service to your community!

(Family of Elder Raymond Perry Reed)

Bernard Jones
June 23, 2018

Eric I want to take the time out to Thank You for everything...The kindness..the Patience..the compassion..the professionalism.. The Love.. it really means Alot.. When your going through something so emotional you need the support of a caring establishment such as yours. I'm proud of what you have accomplished with E Vaughn Wray! Lots of Love.. Toy

Family of Barbara Burns

Toyonna
May 18, 2018

I can truly say that no one is prepared for the loss of a loved one; however, during the preparation process, it's always nice to know that the choice you make for your loved ones in care of is not just another day at the office. E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishments handled our loved one with care and dignity. They are an extremely loving and caring family, going above and beyond expectations. I can't say thank you enough for the flawless celebration of life for my sister Cynthia Boyd. Her soul is at rest and our hearts are at peace because you cared. Thanks for not treating our sister as another death but another life gone too soon. We love you all.

Teresa Peek

Teresa Peek
April 28, 2018

When I tell you the celebration of life service for my sister was done to perfection, man. I can't thank E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishments and staff enough. They did that!!! It was truly a celebration. Eric V. Wray II you know your business sir. Thank you and your staff for handling our sister with care. 😘😘

Family of Cynthia Boyd

Teresa Peek
April 22, 2018

Eric Thank you is not enough words to tell you how grateful I am for you went far and beyond all I could have asked for. May God continue to bless you and your staff.Thank you from the depths of my heart .you took great care of my Brother Dorsey Gilliam

Claudette Carson
April 3, 2018

If you have not used them to Honor your Loved One, Shame on you In my time of need they we're Wonderful. They made the process of Honoring my Mother very easy. The whole staff was caring and respectful. They paid attention to details, My Mother would have been Very Pleased!

Thank You,
April Gayle
(The Family of Louise Anderson)

April Gayle
February 21, 2018

The people at E. Vaughn Wray were terrific when we lost my brother. Years ago I worked with another funeral home and all they did was add to my stress and try to sell us a bunch of stuff and guilt us into buying things we didn’t want. With Eric, I made the arrangements easily and I really appreciated that he didn’t try to sell me a bunch of extra things. I definitely recommend them. They were very professional to my sister and me.

The Family of Michael Williams
January 10, 2018

Dear Eric,

A heartfelt Thank You goes out to you and your staff for the Outstanding and Exemplary service you provided to my family last week. When we initially spoke, I told you that, due to a medical condition, I was temporarily living in Philadelphia. From that moment on, you stayed in constant contact with me and updated me with every detail. I informed you that you would be dealing with my husband and daughter locally...and afterwards they informed me that they couldn't have been more pleased. You were professional, accommodating, thoughtful and compassionate. You made this long distance transaction seamless.
Eric, I want you to know that you and E.Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment are now friends of the Johnson family. I thank you. WE thank you.

Sincerely,
Gwen Johnson
(Family of Tyrone Johnson)

Gwen Johnson
November 21, 2017

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment & Eric V. Wray II your kindness, helpfulness and compassion to me and my family during this time will always be remembered. I will forever be indebted to you for your friendship and loving caring manner you displayed in handling our Princess Leya. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Kimberly L. Hutson, Esq.
October 29, 2017

Dear Eric, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for everything you did for my daughter and myself during this most difficult time. You made it easy for us to discuss what we needed and your compassion, care and concern for us and, most importantly,for my son was more than we could have asked for or even thought was possible. A family friend referred us to you and it was the best decision we could have made, you made that easy for us. You did an outstanding job with my son and took every care possible to make sure everything was perfect and indeed it was! Thank you again for everything and I would like to add a personal thank you for the "extra touch" for me for my birthday because my son passed away on my birthday. Thank you so very much!
(The Family of Christopher Wilson)

Cathy Carr
October 19, 2017

This is a fabulous establishment. When my dad passed in Feb. of this year, it was devastating to us, how much it would cost to bury him at one of the other facilities. However, someone told us about E. Vaughn Wray. Not only does he have a package for everyone, he and his staff, were more than caring and educational. Thank you sooooo much for being there for the Earley family in our time of bereavement.

(The Earley Family)

Dinita Jackson
August 19, 2017

Eric Wray & Staff

No words can express our deepest love and appreciation for your services. Eric; thank you for your careful, detailed attention, love and genuine support towards us during our difficult time of grief. Thank you for your giving our family a sense of comfort. May God continue to bless each of you and your families in every area of your lives.

Much Love and eternally grateful,

Lynne Carter & The Family of Elton Spruill

Lynne Carter
May 22, 2017

Dear Eric,

Your thoughtfulness will be warmly remembered. You came through at a very tough time in a very generous way. You made our family (especially mine) life so much easier in such a time of sorrow. Words are minimal, compared to the appreciation in our hearts.

Blessings to you and your staff;
Pat Hoeft & Family

Patricia Hoeft (The Family of Pastor Robert Hoeft)
April 22, 2017

Thanks Eric, The service was beautiful on yesterday. Special thanks to Carrie Hughes. My brother Clifton looked amazing. Thanks 🙏🏾 for helping during a very difficult time. You were available every time we called & answered all of questions and concerns. THANKS 🙏🏾 AGAIN

The Sanderson family
March 18, 2017

Dear Friends;

After the unexpected loss of my sister, we turned to E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment. During our time of severe grief and disarray, this facility served to be not only a beautiful but comfortable place during our time of need

Eric Wray and his staff were extremely knowledgeable in navigating us through our arrangements with ease. They ensured perfection by taking us step by step, as well as answering questions and providing suggestions when we were not sure what needed to be done. My family and I are very thankful for their kindness and professionalism.

Humbly Submitted from the Family of Naomi Howell

Natalie Giles (Virginia Beach)

"At a time like that it is so hard to make decisions. You made it much easier. You made me feel very comfortable, that everything would go well, and it did. The assistance and care of your funeral home and staff was fantastic. Mike looked more like himself than he had in months. Thank you for taking time to explain things and then leaving us alone to decide. You helped out a lot, and it is a very exquisite facility."

The Family of Michael Pugh

"Thank you for your gracious and meticulous attention to my father's funeral. Thank you for being available on the weekend. The funeral home setting was lovely, and your detailed expertise was very comforting."

The Neeley Family, (Chesapeake)

Dear Eric, However can I express to you all that I feel? I was suddenly thrust into an extremely emotional and bewildering experience of making serious health decisions for my Father " Pee-Wee". He had only come to me when he hoped I would be able to help him regain his health. The experience of seeing him fade so quickly was real and shocking to me, but from the moment we met with you, Eric, we felt comforted and calm for the first time in two months. When the death of someone close comes without adequate preparation of our minds and hearts we are truly left confused and numb. I could never have attempted to plan such a beautiful homecoming for him without your kindness and guidance. I don’t know how you knew so well exactly what I wished to do, from the last goodbye that you didn't even charge us for, to the going the extra mile with EVERYTHING. One only had to sit with you a while to know that God was speaking to me through you! You have truly been gifted with compassion, sincerity, and empathy and it shines through to assist those who come to you in need. We are truly blessed to have you and your amazing staff to call on. I can never repay you for all you’ve done for my family so I will leave that to God. Know that you will always be in my prayers. Much love and gratitude, Alice Debrough - Southall and Family. From the Family of Walter "Pee-Wee" Debrough

Alice Debrough - Southall (Chesapeake, Virginia)

They did my aunt Alicia McNeil homegoing!!!!!!! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank y'all special Request n all dealing wit me n my Cuzn wasn't easy but God send us n the rite direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chk them out... Thy on the rise wit Treatment like this!!!! Highly recommended!!! ....

Shawn Sommerville (Norfolk, VA)

Dear E-Wray ... Many people took the time to speak to me about the graveside funeral for my Dad, and how impressed they were. You covered every detail, and then you covered the details that took you out of the box. …Please pass along our gratitude to PG Thomasson Funeral Service, for allowing you to use his Funeral Home just 1 month before you were even scheduled to open your Funeral Home. You continue to carry on, and enhance the fine new tradition that you are establishing. Once more, E-Wray, we extend our sincere gratitude. You helped us in so many ways, especially to take Dad to his sweet place with Jesus, with the dignity that he so richly deserved. Sincerely, Your Friend Chris Arney The Family of Archie Arney

Chris Arney (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

Dear Eric Wray, "We just wanted to thank you for literally holding our hands in the preparation for our mother's funeral. You gently helped us weave our way through this difficult time. Your professionalism and care gave us a sense that "everything would be alright" - and it was. There was no pressure - just guidance. You took the lead, gave us ideas that would make mother's send off respectful and personal. Nothing was too much trouble from your perspective. We attended a wake two weeks later in Philly of a friend's mother. The difference in the feel of the event was striking, from opening the door through the reception line. We were blessed to have you "looking after" things - everything. Your compassion and sensibilities overflow. You anticipate every need and give your clients a comfort that is greatly needed when their world has been turned upside down. Losing a mother, even at such an advanced age, is still a hard thing to go through, but you all made the process of giving her a send off worthy of her grace." The Family of Irene Tropier

Vincent (Los Angeles, CA)

To the Staff at the E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Home: "My sister - cousin passed away last month and on behalf of my family, I would like to thank the staff for your kindness and compassion in our time of grief. Everyone went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our family. We would especially like to thank Eric & Ms. Babbie. We would not have been able to get through this without your extreme kindness and professionalism. From the switch from the first Funeral Home right to yours, you guys were very compassionate. My sister looked peaceful and pain-free. You all did a wonderful job and thanks to each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts. We will be telling everyone about this new first class Funeral Home" The Parks Family, Norfolk

Drenda (Norfolk)

A sympathetic and caring person of good faith that is there for you at your time of need and comfort. Very professional and hardworking to provide awesome customer service to all. I know firsthand, because he served my family occasionally at Community Funeral Home. Our community is very fortunate to have Eric in business to serve us.

CECE Hart (Virginia Beach)

Very personable, caring, and extremely friendly atmosphere and staff. Was given a tour of the facilities...Beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share.

Hytholene Davis (Norfolk, Virginia)

"At a time like that it is so hard to make decisions. You made it much easier. You made me feel very comfortable, that everything would go well, and it did. The assistance and care of your funeral home and staff was fantastic. Mike looked more like himself than he had in months. Thank you for taking time to explain things and then leaving us alone to decide. You helped out a lot, and it is a very exquisite facility."

The Family of Michael Pugh

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| Norfolk, VA 23502
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