Palmer Memorial Chapel | Community
The Palmer tradition of service did not begin with Palmer Memorial Chapel founder, Edmund Perry Palmer, but with his father, Robert John Palmer of Columbia, S.C.. Robert John Palmer was a respected and successful businessman who was one of the few men of color elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives during the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War. His ninth and last child was Edmund Perry Palmer who was to become Sumter’s first licensed, Black mortician.
At Palmer Memorial Chapel, our professionals have an unsurpassed level of expertise and give attention to the smallest of details in arranging a service you can be proud of. We provide services beyond what most people think of as the traditional role of the funeral director. In addition to making funeral arrangements, we have a follow-up program to assist with insurance matters, government forms, Social Security claims, probate matters and grief counseling. If more in-depth grief counseling is required, we have a resource guide available for your use. Remember too, that when someone in your family dies out of state or in another country, we are prepared to bring your loved one home. Whether you come to arrange or pre-arrange a funeral, the standard of excellence by our professionals will never be compromised.