We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany Godfrey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brittany, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success has been how driven I am. I have always tried to put my full attention and effort into my work. I’m definitely guilty of being complacent from time to time, just as we all are. I have also been able to learn the best lessons from mistakes and the past. Making mistakes is a part of being human… being able to learn and take valuable lessons from those mistakes is what makes you successful.


What should our readers know about your business?
The company I work for is fantastic. They have opened the doors for a lot of compassionate and talented people in the funeral industry. They strive to create a safe workplace for everyone, regardless of culture, race or sex. H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill is very dear to me. Not only do we have an all female funeral director team, I genuinely feel as if each and every person on our staff cares about the location and the families we serve. We are all in it to make a difference and to help families during the worst day of their life. At H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill, our goal is to focus on the families we are taking care of, honor and celebrate a precious life lived and to make their transition into the “new normal” as seamless as we can.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Anytime I have a friend come in from out of town, I head straight to Sweet Hut so I can blow their mind with custard and bbq pork buns. Before the pandemic, I would take them to the Masquerade to see a show, I have the most interesting friends, so honestly being around them would make anything fun.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have an incredible mentor, Kim Perry. I was paired with her during a mentor program our company designed and I could not have asked for a more perfect fit. Elana Ray has been my rock and “partner in crime” over the years. We started out working together, then she came to work for me at H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel. She is now in a management position and I couldn’t be more proud of her. Having someone to talk to, bounce ideas off of and always support you is your greatest resource. Words can not express how thankful I am to have her. I have worked with some great managers that taught me a lot as well. With the right leadership, you can literally move mountains and I am lucky enough to have experienced that.

Website: www.Hmpattersonoglethorpe.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/HMPattersonandSonOglethorpe/

Yelp: H.M. Patterson & Son – Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

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