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Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

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...

Heights Colonial Chapel was our original name when we were founded by Robert and Kathleen McCullough in Robbins, Illinois in 1961. In 1964 they moved to Ford Heights, Illinois, where they built a funeral home, later to be destroyed by fire in 1980. They did not give up their dream, however, and reestablished the funeral home in a different Ford Heights location in 1982. In 1987, Adrienne McCullough graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and came to work for the family business. She was carrying on a legacy left by her mother, who passed away in 1972, and she worked side-by-side with Robert until his passing in 2006. Just two years later, in 2008, Adrienne opened a second location in Chicago.

“We believe that there should be a dignity accorded the deceased and that the service they have should reflect their beliefs, and bring comfort and solace to the family and friends that they leave behind. This experience should not be based solely on their economic station in life but rather on the nature and quality of the life of the deceased, and the many lives they touched. Our goal is that after service, families will say they are glad they made the choices for their loved one they did, and leave with a sense of balance being restored to their life and knowing they and their loved one was deeply cared about and will be missed not just by them but the community they were a part of.”

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Ms. Adrienne McCullough

Ms. Adrienne McCullough

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Ms. Atia Wilson

Ms. Atia Wilson

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

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