MONTEGO BAY, St James
Madden's Funeral Home brand has been officially recognised as a world leader in final care services.
This Jamaican institution has been awarded a Leadership Diversity Award representing excellence, professionalism, integrity and dedication in the funeral service industry. The award was presented by the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service International Organisation at the 76th Annual National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Convention recently at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Centre in New Orleans, USA.
The Madden family was being recognised for its nearly 80 years of sterling service in Jamaica's final care service industry.
In making the presentation, the international organisation lauded Madden's Funeral Home for its dedication to the service, as well as its maintenance over the years of high standards, having managed the final care services of Jamaicans at all levels, including political and civic leaders and members of reggae royalty such as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, and Gregory Isaacs.
The well established brand was also recognised for its philanthropic endeavours, with its community outreach programmes, assistance to the elderly over the years, its work with hospitals in western Jamaica, as well as its Back-To-School programme and the Hanover
Domino Competition administered through the Leslie Ruel Madden Foundation.
The family business which was started by Leslie Fernandez Madden and his wife Hazel currently provides islandwide services through its offices in Kingston, Montego Bay and Lucea.
"We are truly honoured to be the recipient of such a prestigious award and from an illustrious international body that is dedicated to the improvement and development of the funeral service industry in America and the world in general, we are truly humbled," said Janet Madden, Director, Madden's Funeral Services.
The 100 Black Women of Funeral Service was established in 1993, to provide a Network for Black Women and Minorities who have chosen funeral service as their profession or career.