Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Luke Strong And Son Mortuary, Ltd. was founded in 1995 by Luke and Betty Strong. The aim and goal was and is to provide the citizens of Colquitt and surrounding counties with the very best in funeral services. Through the dedication and commitment to the community Luke Strong And Son Mortuary, Ltd. has become one of the busiest funeral establishments in the Southwest Georgia area. Built on hard work and values Luke Strong And Son Mortuary has the reputation and respect as being a true cornerstone in the Moultrie/Colquitt County Community.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Luke Strong And Son Mortuary was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Mr. Luke P. Strong Jr.
Mr. Strong was the owner and founder of Luke Strong And Son Mortuary, which he and his wife started in 1995. Mr. Strong was born in Colquitt County, Georgia to the late Luke Strong, Sr. and the late Mamie Strong Brown. Mr. Strong was a prominent figure in the Moultrie/Colquitt County community for over 70 years. He passed away on September 24, 2017 after a long fight with diabetes.
His commitment to his community was witnessed as being the second longest current serving elected official in Colquitt County with more than 30 years as a Colquitt County Commissioner. Mr. Strong had served on many executive boards including, Moultrie Technical College Board of Directors.
Luke Strong, Jr. was married to Betty A. Strong who is a retired educator with more than 38 years of touching the lives of children throughout Colquitt County.
Luke Jr. has five children; Luke Strong, III, Dorothy Strong, Sarah Strong, Pamela Strong Simmons, Ph.D., Kimberly Strong Presley, and Dr. Fonda Strong Thompson; four grandchildren, Luke Strong, IV, Tyrell Wright, Landon Strong, and Leah Strong.
Mrs. Betty A. Strong
Mrs. Betty Strong is the owner and founder of Luke Strong And Son Mortuary. Mrs. Strong was born and raised in Glenwood, Georgia the daughter of Elmer and Dorothy James.
She is a graduate of the Wheeler County Public School System. She holds a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education from the historic Morris Brown College of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mrs. Strong is a retired teacher with more than 38 years of touching the lives of children throughout Colquitt County.
She has three children, Luke Strong, III, Dorothy Strong, Sarah Strong and four grandchildren, Luke Strong, IV, Tyrell Wright, Landon Strong, and Leah Strong.
Mr. Luke P. Strong III
Luke Strong, III is the only son of Luke and Betty Strong. Mr. Strong serves as the company's President and CEO.
Mr. Strong is a graduate of Colquitt County High School. Mr. Strong hold a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management from Albany State University. He is also a graduate of Ogeechee Technical College with a A.A. Degree in Funeral Service Education. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Mr. Strong serves on the Foundation Board of Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Past member of the Board of Directors for the Moultrie/Colquitt County Boys and Girls Club Inc. He is a member of the Georgia Academy of Graduate Embalmers and the Moultrie/Colquitt County Branch of the NAACP.
Mr. Strong is married to Renita L. Strong and they have three children; Luke III (11), twins, Landon and Leah (7).
Mr. Joshua G. Barnes
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Joshua Barnes is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer from Valdosta Georgia. He received his A.S. Degree in Mortuary Science from Gupton- Jones College of Funeral Service and also received his B.S. Degree in funeral service management from Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Josh has over 14 years of experience in the funeral service industry and also had the honor of serving at some of the elite African American funeral homes such as Willie A. Watkins in Atlanta Georgia and Terry Funeral Home in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Joshua also serves as the 6th National President of New Generation Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc.
Mr. Frederick Stafford
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Mrs. Renita L. Strong
Mrs. Renita L. Strong is the youngest daughter of Marion Thomas and the late Brenda J. Thomas. Mrs. Strong was reared in Dublin, Georgia where she was a 2000 graduate of West Laurens High School. Mrs. Strong earned a B.A. Degree in Psychology from Albany State University. She also earned an A.A. Degree in Funeral Service Education from Ogeechee Technical College. Mrs. Strong is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Education Administration.
Mrs. Strong is married to Luke Strong, III and have three children; Luke Strong, IV (11) twins, Landon and Leah Strong (7).
She has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for eighteen years.
Mr. Michael L. Perkins
Mr. Michael L. Perkins, is the second oldest child of Donald and Mattie Perkins. Born and reared in Kansas City, Missouri, he attended and graduated from Central High School in Kansas City. Mr. Perkins joined the United States Army in 1967.
Having served in Korea, Vietnam, and other countries while serving in the U.S. Army he received a diploma in Graves Registration of Mortuary Science. Mr. Perkins was a Prisoner of War in the Philippians. He retired after twenty four years and six months of dedicated service.
Mr. Perkins is also an ordained pastor. Having served in the Christian Methodist Church where he pastored for thirty three years in various states.
Mr. Perkins earned a degree in Theology from Liberty University. He also attended Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science.
He has three daughters; Yvonne Carroll and Isabel Perdue.
Mr. Perkins has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for five years.
Mr. Mark Davis
Mr. Davis is the son of Shirley Davis-Perkins and the late Samuel Davis. He was raised in Moultrie, Georgia where he graduated from Colquitt County High School in 1992. Mr. Davis then persuaded a career in the railroad industry for over twenty years, holding several positions from conductor to superintendent.
Mr. Davis has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for one year.
Mr. Nathaniel French Sr.
Mr. Nathaniel French, Sr. is the son of the late Edward and Susie French. He was born and raised in Moultrie, Georgia where he graduated from Colquitt County High School. He is a four year veteran of the United States Army where he served his country faithfully.
Mr. French has been in Law Enforcement for 31 years. He is currently a Captain with the Colquitt County Sherriff Department
Mr. French is married to LaQuisa Ward French. He has four five children; Michelle French Hines, Nathaniel French, Jr., Tavaris Ward, Yasmine French and Nariya French. He also has nine grandchildren.
He has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for twelve years.
Rev. Henry Mathis
Mr. Todd Myrick
Mr. Todd Myrick was born in Moutrie, Georgia the son of Teresa Bridges. He attended and graduated from Colquitt County High School.
Mr. Myrick has been employed with the Colquitt County Sheriff Department for the past fourteen years, where he holds the position of Sergeant of School Resource Division. He attended Thomas University. Mr. Myrick is a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon.
He is married to Mrs. Lena Myrick. He has three children; TaQuaveon, Shannon, and Laila.
He has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for five years.
Ms. Stacy C. Jones
Ms. Jones is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Willie and Mary Cheevers. She is graduate of Colquitt County High School. She holds a B.S. in middle grades education from Albany State University and Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from Grand Canyon University. She just recently obtained her Education Specialist from Georgia Southwestern University.
Ms. Jones is currently a full-time educator for the Colquitt County school system and has been for over 22 years. She is passionate about empowering women and girls, establishing a girls club G.E.M.S. (Girls Exemplifying Magnificent Standards) and pioneering a women's support group, EMPOWER as a part of her faith-based ministry.
Ms. Jones is the mother of Maiya Thompson and Cambric Jones.
She has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for four years.
Ms. Dorothy Crapps
Mrs. Lucy Peterson
Mr. William Sellers III
Mr. Frank Williams
Mr. Frank Williams was born in Thomas County, Georgia the son of the late Thelma Brooks. He attended and graduated from the Thomas County School System. He is veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Williams has been employed with the Thomas County Sheriff Department for 36 years.
He has been employed with Luke Strong And Son Mortuary for five years.
Explore Our Locations
See where we are and find the place that best meet your needs.