Fraternity OverviewEpsilon 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.
- 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.
National LeadershipEvery organization has at its core dedicated leaders, and Epsilon Nu Delta is no exception. Here on the website, we are showcasing only some of our leadership: our national president, national coordinator, national general secretary and national treasurer. Please know that there are many more officers behind those shown below. They have in common their love for Epsilon Nu Delta, and they are all committed to science and service for the profession
Chairman of the Board
Brother Preston was born in Pittsburgh, PA and currently resides in Phoenix Arizona where he is the owner of Preston Funeral Home in that City. Brother Preston has been a member of Epsilon Nu Delta since 2002, and has served as national chaplain as well as currently serving as national president. Brother Preston has been married 30 years to Soror Irene Miley Preston, and is the father of Jennifer Dixon (Andre) and Devin Preston (Connie) and has been blessed with five grandchildren.
Vickie King White
Soror Vickie King White has been a member of Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity for over 30 years. Soror White has completed both the Crematory Operator and Celebrant program through ICCFAU, where she received her diploma in 2009. She has also served on the Accreditation Team and as Adjunct Faculty at San Antonio College. Her position on the Presentation team of Porter Loring Mortuary, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer, allows her to continue to mentor the students.
Don Brown was born August 14, 1966. He is owner of Don Brown’s Funeral Home in Ayden, N.C. and has been in business for 17 years. Mr. Brown is a very savvy businessman with a lot of contributions and participates in the community. He’s served as president of the Eastern District of the FD & MA of North Carolina; he has served as the state president of the FD & MA of N.C. as well as District Governor on the national level. Mr. Brown continues to help others in the community, as a result, he continues to be “committed to the communities we serve” with love and compassion.
Soror Danette M. Moore
A native Californian, currently living in Menifee , California with her husband (Kevin) and three children (Jalen, Nya and Bryce). She has been an active member of Epsilon Nu Delta (Nu Chapter) since 2002. Danette’s career in Funeral Service began in November 1999. She currently is employed with Carriage Services and is a location manager for Hemet Valley Mortuary. Her service reaches throughout the southern California area. She is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Advance Planning Insurance Agent.
Jeanette Kelley is a native Floridian. She was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale. Jeanette also serves as the Secretary of District One of the Florida Morticians Association and the Secretary of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of END. She is also a Registered Nurse.
Lynn Armstrong Patterson
Soror Lynn Armstrong Patterson, CFSP is the owner and founder of Bianchi Funeral Service in Washington, DC. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Washington, DC and Maryland. Soror Patterson received Associate of Science degree from the University of the District of Columbia, and a degree in Funeral Service Management from Mt. Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. She is the proud mother of Anthony Patterson. Soror Patterson has been a long time member of Epsilon Nu Delta Alpha Delta Chapter, and has capably served as our Executive Secretary since 2005.