Presidential Committee Appointments 2016-2017


  • Bro. Shun Newbern- Chairperson
  • Soror Edith Churchman
  • Soror Rose McGhee

Constitution and By-Laws (to include Policy and Procedures)

  • Bro. James Washington-Chairperson
  • Bro. Shun Newbern
  • Bro. Nelson Greene
  • Bro. Louis Charbonnet

Ritual and Induction

  • Bro. Ted Felder- Chairperson
  • Bro. Wendal Naylor
  • Bro. Tom Breathett
  • Soror Ebone Lipsey


  • Soror Wendy Hellum- Chairperson
  • Bro. Albert Tillman
  • Bro. James Bryant
  • Bro. James Washington


  • Soror Jeanette Kelly- Chairperson
  • Soror Ivory Hemphill
  • Bro. Ken Bateaste


  • Bro. Frankie Washington-Chairperson
  • Soror Lynn Armstrong Patterson
  • Soror Danette Moore
  • Bro. Jerome Smith


  • Bro. Don Brown Chairperson
  • Bro. Robert Barnes
  • Soror Paula Porter


  • Bro. Michael Forrest Chairperson
  • Bro. Ted Nielsen
  • Soror El Veta Wescott-Oakman

Fraternity Overview

Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Inc. is a non-profit social organization for members of the mortuary profession. It’s organization in June 1942, sparked from the spirit of fellowship and camaraderie among students who met as a study club at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, Illinois, in an effort to help each other in their common endeavor to study the art of their chosen profession.

The Founder, Thomas Whibby and his wife, Frieda C. Whibby, were among the original study group who foresaw the need for continuing the relationships thus established Epsilon Nu Delta to accomplish a goal with a broader scope embracing the whole profession.

Since the formal organization of Alpha Chapter on October 1, 1944, the fraternity has spread throughout the United States, it’s territories, and Africa. Alpha Chapter was formally incorporated in State of Illinois in 1945.

Our History

A Greek organization that began with twenty-five charter members of male and female students and professional morticians. It’s chapters are named from Greek alphabet as they are formed.
The purpose is to create good will and cooperation within the profession, to raise standards and to foster leadership for the profession and the community wherein its members reside. Our motto is “Science and Service.”
Devoted to the education of it’s members by providing ongoing educational seminars and published updates in order to increase their professional skills to serve the needs of their community.
Membership into this Fraternity is by invitation only and extended only to licensed embalmers having graduated from an acccredited school or program of mortuary science, passed the required examination by his/her state board and granted a license to engage in the practice of embalming. Licensees grand-fathered in by their state licensing board who have not graduated from a school or program of mortuary science are not eligible for membership.
Horus Club membership for mortuary science students is available once the student has completed at least one-half of the prescribed courses in a mortuary program and is currently and actively enrolled in said studies. Our goal is to establish a Horus CLub in half of the mortuary programs over the next few years.
  • National Publication, The Artery
  • National Leadership Summit for all members
  • Provide back to school supplies to local children in the communities where we meet in August.
  • Provide gifts for needy children during the Holiday Season.
  • Various fundraisers to facilitate scholarships through the National office and local chapters.
  • Offering national CEU’s through Professional Embalming / Restorative Art Seminars.
  • National membership Speakers Bureau.
  • National Scholarships for mortuary science programs.